Mini-grant funds available for community-academic partnerships
The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core of the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research invites mini-grant proposals for activities that promote on-going, mutually beneficial, health research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers. Submissions must be received by midnight on the following dates: August 1, 2011, November 1, 2011, February 1, 2012, May 1, 2012.
These grants are intended to build the capacity of community organizations to engage in health research while, at the same time, building the capacity of academic health researchers to work with community organizations. The maximum grant amount is $5,000 for one year. The average grant award is $2,000.
Who may apply: Community and faith-based organizations, including advocacy groups, coalitions, neighborhood associations and service providers with tax exempt status. Prior mini-grant funding does not exclude application, but priority will be given to organizations that have not been previously funded. At this time, partnerships must include a researcher from either Meharry Medical College or Vanderbilt University, but need not be limited to these academic institutions. Graduate students are also eligible to apply, but they should indicate their year of study, identify their research mentor, and provide evidence that mentor(s) is/are available to support student throughout the processand willing to maintain the relationship should students move on
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