April 17, 2014

Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance 15-Year Celebration: Celebrating Partnerships and Progress in Improving Health

In celebration of 15 years of partnership between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance invites proposals for activities that promote ongoing, mutually beneficial, health-oriented research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers.

The goals of this funding opportunity are to: 1) Build capacity of communities and university partners to engage in meaningful, collaborative research partnerships; 2) Enhance infrastructure that will promote community-engaged research that not only takes place in the community but involves the community; and, 3) To foster a research project that pursues issues important to Nashville and Middle Tennessee and that will lead to larger research projects that will promote community health by combining knowledge with action.

Applicants may apply for two types of grants: Partnership Development Grants and Community-Engaged Research Grants.

Partnership Development grants are intended to support new or potential partnerships or strengthening of an existing partnership between a community organization and an academic researcher. The total award for each 12-month Partnership Development Grants is up to $2,500, and two will be awarded.

Community-Engaged Research grants are intended for established community-academic partnerships and a well-defined joint project focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities. The total award for 18-month Community-Engaged Research grants is up to $10,000, and one will be awarded.

The application deadline is May 1.

Please click here for the Partnership Development and Community-Engaged Research Guidelines and Application.

For additional information or further questions please contact Elisa Friedman: elisa.c.friedman@meharry-vanderbilt.org.