Community Engaged Research Grants

Mini-Grant Awards

Next submission date: March 20, 2020

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) Submit a letter of intent to Lexie.Lipham@vumc.org by Friday, March 13, 2020.

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

  • Tuesday, March 10 | 12-1 PM
  •  Thursday, March 12 | 3-4 PM

Please RSVP for webinar information to Lexie Lipham at Lexie.Lipham@vumc.org.