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

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.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 19.

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 do the following:

  1. Have both a community and academic partner to apply.
  2. Submit an email of intent to by Friday, March 12, 2021. This should list both the community and academic partner applying, which grant you are applying for, as well as a brief synopsis of your project.
  3. Watch the recorded informational webinar here.

2021 Community Engaged Research Grant Guidelines

2021 Partnership Development Guidelines

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