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CERC Mini-Grant Awards

Next submission date February 20, 2017

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 enable 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:

-up to $2,500 to support the creation of new community-academic partnerships and the strengthening of existing community-academic partnerships

-up to $10,000 to enable community-academic research partnerships to undertake pilot research activities

All applicants must attend an info session:


2017 Community Engaged Research Grant Guidelines

2017 Partnership Development Guidelines


Upload your completed application materials


If you have any questions or need more information regarding the mini-grant awards, please contact Clare Sullivan, clare.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu