Community Academic Research Partnerships Grants Program-Dissemination Grant

The Community Engagement Research Program (CERP) is a core component of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), a collaborative effort of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The CERP aims to support community-university research partnerships, facilitate community input into university research, and build community capacity to conduct health research that is both responsive and relevant to the health needs of the community.

This grants program is designed to meet these aims through the provision of funding and technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) to strengthen an existing community academic partnership by supporting their dissemination activities. The CERP invites proposals from CBOs in an established partnership with academic researchers affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, or Georgia Tech. Selected partnerships must have already completed a community-engaged research project and must use the funds for dissemination activities. If selected, the CBO and/or academic partner will collaboratively write at least one paper for a peer-reviewed journal and prepare at least one dissemination product or event for a lay audience/community members (e.g., host a community forum, prepare and distribute research or policy briefs). The intent of these activities is to provide time and resources for sharing research study results back to different audiences, both academic and community. The grant will provide $10,000 over an 18 month period. The partnership will also be provided with a Graduate Research Assistant support to help with the dissemination activities (5-10 hours per week).

Current community funding opportunites can be found here.

Eligibility Criteria

Community-based organizations that are eligible to apply for this grant opportunity must:

  • Be not-for-profit under Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • Have already partnered with faculty affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, or Georgia Tech on a research proposal to address a community-identified health disparity,
  • Commit to have at least two staff attend the half-day kick-off meeting
  • Serve communities within Atlanta's core metropolitan areas including Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties or communities within Southwest Georgia counties including Atkinson, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth
  • No grants will be made to individuals. Institutions of higher education are NOT eligible.
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2015 ACTSI-CERP Community Academic Research Partnerships Grants Program-Pilot Study Grant

The Community Engagement Research Program (CERP) is a core component of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), a collaborative effort of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The CERP aims to support community-university research partnerships, facilitate community input into university research, and build community capacity to conduct health research that is both responsive and relevant to the health needs of the community.

This grants program is designed to meet these aims through the provision of funding and technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) to build capacity and skills to conduct research in collaboration with academic researchers. The CERP invites proposals from CBOs interested in conducting a research project in partnership with academic researchers affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, or Georgia Tech. CBOs can request that CERP help them find an academic partner or CBOs can request a grant for a pilot study to be conducted with an existing academic partner from one of the three ACTSI universities. If selected, the CBO and academic partner will conduct a pilot study that positions them for future collaborative research. The grant will provide $10,000 over an 18 month period. The partnership will also be provided with a graduate research assistant to help with the pilot study (10 hours per week).

Current community funding opportunites can be found here.

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