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CERC Mini-Grant Awards                          

Next submission date March 15, 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 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:

-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 Lexie.Lipham@vumc.org by Friday, March 8.

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

  • Tuesday, February 26, 10-11 AM @ 2525 West End Ave in the 6th Floor Board Room.
  • Thursday, February 28, 12-1 PM @ 2525 West End Ave in the 6th Floor Board Room.
  • Tuesday, March 5, 4-5 PM @ 2525 West End Ave in the 6th Floor Board Room.

  Please RSVP for an information session to Lexie Lipham at Lexie.Lipham@vumc.org


2019 Community Engaged Research Grant Guidelines

2019 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 Lexie.Lipham@vumc.org.