Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

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The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces a new round of mini-grants for October 2018. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 26.

CERC 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 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 Monday, Oct. 15.
  2. Attend an information session on one of the following dates:
  • Monday, Sept. 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at 2525 West End Ave. in the 6th Floor Board Room
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at 2525 West End Ave. in the 11th Floor Stadium Conference Room
  • Thursday, Sept. 13, noon-1 p.m. at 2525 West End Ave. in the 6th Floor Board Room

Please contact Lexie Lipham at to RSVP.

2018 Community Engaged Research Grant Guidelines

2018 Partnership Development Guidelines

Upload your completed application materials. >>

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

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