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Meharry–Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

Sep. 15, 2017, 3:01 PM

The Meharry–Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants. The final deadline is Oct. 20, 2017. Letters of intent must be submitted by Sept. 18.

The Meharry–Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core invites proposals for activities that promote ongoing, mutually beneficial, health-oriented research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers. Both academic and community partners are expected to contribute to the development of the proposal.

Applicants may propose a community-engaged research project or a capacity-building project that enable the partners to pursue an identified research agenda. The long-term goals of the research partnerships supported by mini-grants should include one or more of the following: to improve community health outcomes, increase access to health and health-related services, enhance quality and effectiveness of health interventions, and/or inform future health policy.

Two grant awards are available:

  • Partnership Development Grants: Up to $2,500 to support the creation of new community–academic partnerships and the strengthening of existing community–academic partnerships
  • Community-Engaged Research Grants: up to $10,000 to enable community–academic research partnerships to undertake pilot research activities

All applicants must:

(1) Submit a letter of intent to Lexie.Lipham@vanderbilt.edu by Monday, Sept. 18.

(2) Attend an information session on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2:30–4 p.m. at United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (250 Venture Circle). Contact Lexie Lipham to RSVP.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10–11:30 a.m. at United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (250 Venture Circle). Contact Lexie Lipham to RSVP.
  • Friday, Sept. 22, 12–1:30 p.m. at United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (250 Venture Circle). Contact Lexie Lipham to RSVP.

Additional information:

2017 Partnership Development Guidelines

2017 Community Engaged Research Grant Guidelines

Upload your completed application materials

If you have any questions or need more information regarding the mini-grant awards, please contact Lexie Lipham.