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CERC Mini-Grant Awards

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.

Click the links below to find information regarding application guidelines, information sessions, and submission site:

2015 Community Engaged Research Grant Guidelines

2015 Partnership Development Guidelines

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An email of intent to submit (with MVCERC MINI-GRANT LOI in subject line) is requested by September 25, 2015, and should be sent to the attention of clare.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu.  

Mini-grant applications for the 2015 cycle are due on October 15, 2015 at midnight.

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