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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.

Mini-grant applications for the 2015 cycle are due on Monday, February 16th, 2015 at midnight. Click the links below to find information regarding application guidelines, developing research partnerships, and information sessions:

2015 Community Engaged Research Grant Guidelines

2015 Partnership Development Guidelines

Upload your completed application materials and fill out the necessary contact information at the link below:


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