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Mini-grants available for partnerships between community organizations, academic researchers

Nov. 13, 2014, 4:00 PM

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core is pleased to announce a new round of Community Engaged Research Mini-Grants, available for activities that promote ongoing, mutually beneficial, health-oriented research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers.

Two types of mini-grants are available: Partnership Development Grants up to $2,500, and Community Engaged Research Grants up to $10,000. Applicants may propose a community-engaged research project or a capacity-building project that enables the partners to pursue an identified research agenda.

The long-term goals of the research partnerships supported by mini-grants should be one or more of the following:

  • To improve community health outcomes;
  • To increase access to health and health-related services;
  • To enhance quality and effectiveness of health interventions; and/or
  • To inform future health policy.

Mini-grant applications for the 2015 cycle are due Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at midnight. Learn more about grant guidelines and application information.

Applicants must attend at least one of the following information sessions:

  • Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m., 2525 West End Ave., 3rd Floor Conference Room
  • Nov. 20, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance or via webinar
  • Dec. 2, 1-3 p.m., United Way, 250 Venture Circle, Room 103
  • Dec. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m., United Way, 250 Venture Circle, Room 103

RSVP here for the information session you would like to attend.

For questions or more information, contact Clare Sullivan at