Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core seeking mini-grant applicants

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces a new round of mini-grants for March 2018.

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 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.

Two grant awards are available:

Partnership Development Grants: Up to $2,500 to support the creation of new community-academic partnerships and strengthen existing community-academic partnerships. Learn more about the 2018 Partnership Development Grant guidelines.

Community-Engaged Research Grants: Up to $10,000 to enable community-academic research partnerships to undertake pilot research activities. Learn more about the 2018 Community-Engaged Research Grant guidelines.

All applicants must:

  1. Submit a letter of intent to by Monday, Jan. 29.
  2. Attend an information session on one of the following dates:

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