Learn about resources to support community engaged research


2017 Community Scholar Award Announcement - Applications Due April 7. Community Scholars integrate community-engaged research principles and build relationships between community and academic partners. Up to $5000 will be awarded for research activities. More information provided HERE. Submit emails of interest to Lexie.Lipham@vanderbilt.edu by March 10.

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) is seeking applications for pilot grants that support innovative approaches to the dissemination of research findings. These grants are intended to foster collaboration between community-based organizations and academic partners on dissemination activities that facilitate the transfer and spread of evidence to the community. Submission deadline is April 10, 2017. More information.

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core    

Community-engaged research is a framework or approach to research, not a methodology. It involves building authentic partnerships between researchers and community organizations and recognizes the strengths of community organizations and individuals and builds on those strengths. A community-engaged study may incorporate both qualitative and quantitative methods. What characterizes community-engaged research is not the methods used, but the principles that guide research and the relationships between researchers and the community (Lasker & Weiss, 2003; Minkler, 2005). 

The Community Engagement and Research Core (CERC) is a partnership between Meharry Medical College and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center which brings academic and community partners together to improve community health and healthcare through research. CERC shapes and supports innovative and translational community-engaged research by preparing scientists to impact the public’s health, building the capacity for communities to engage in research and creating transformative strategies and structures to support academic-community partnerships.


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