Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants for fall 2020

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, 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 development and strengthening of new 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 Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

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

  • Tuesday, Sept. 8, 9–10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, noon–1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 4–5 p.m.

Please RSVP to for the webinar link.

3) Submit applications by Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.

2020 Community Engaged Research Grant guidelines >>

2020 Partnership Development guidelines >>


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