Community Engaged Research Grants

Mini-Grant Awards

Next submission date: May 27, 2022

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core invites proposals for activities that promote on-going, 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 on 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 $2500 to support the development and strengthening of 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) Have both a community and academic partner to apply.
(2) Submit an email of intent to by Friday, May 20, 2022. 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 a recorded informational webinar linked here: