Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces a new round of mini-grants for October 2018. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 26.

CERC 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, 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 by Monday, Oct. 15.
  2. Attend an information session on one of the following dates:
  • Monday, Oct. 1, noon-1 p.m. at 2525 West End Ave. in the 6th Floor Board Room
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2-3 p.m. at 2525 West End Ave. in the 6th Floor Board Room
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 9-10 a.m. at 2525 West End Ave. in the 11th Floor Stadium Conference Room

Please contact Lexie Lipham at to RSVP.

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