Community Engagement is critical to increase the reach, effectiveness, and implementation of clinical research efforts. This RFA is intended to support community-academic partnerships to perform pilot studies that will strengthen relationships and produce preliminary data for future competitive grant applications.
The total number of awards will depend upon the number and quality of applications received. Projects will be funded in two categories (applicants may apply to one category only):
- Joint Pilot Projects: funds for established community-academic partnerships that plan to conduct well-defined joint research projects that produce preliminary data for future competitive grant applications. Up to $30,000 may be requested (total budget, per project, for all partners combined). A minimum of 50% of funds must be allocated to the community partner. Ideally, collaborative proposals will be based upon partnerships that have demonstrated working success in the past. Projects must be completed within one year.
- Partnership Development Projects: support new or potential partnerships and require a two-year commitment: the first year is dedicated to relationship building, exploration of shared areas of interest, creation of a partnership structure, identification of a specific research collaboration, and the development of a one-year Joint Pilot Project. Up to $10,000 may be requested in the first year (total budget, per project, for all partners combined). A minimum of 50% of funds must be allocated to the community partner. The second year of funding will be dedicated to implementation of the proposed Joint Pilot Project which is subject to the same guidelines listed above.
CE Pilot Program Application Links