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