Community Engaged Research Grants

Mini-Grant Awards

Next submission date: September 13, 2019

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 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 Friday, September 6.

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

  • Tuesday, August 20, 10-11 AM @2525 West End Ave in the 6th Floor Board Room.
  • Thursday, August 22, 2-3 PM @ Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, 1999 Meharry Blvd, Large Conference Room.
  • Monday, August 26, 4-5 PM @ 2525 West End Ave in the 6th Floor Board Room.

Please RSVP for an information session to Lexie Lipham at