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Community-Based Small Grants Program

The Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) and the Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) core of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania are collaborating on a pilot grant program to fund research with public and community health relevance.

Pilot programs are defined for these purposes as research programs that use qualitative and/or quantitative methods to collect initial data, analyze secondary data, and/or test research methodologies as a means to attract the support of larger, external funding sources. Most grants awarded will be in the range of $2,000 to $20,000.

Information for the 2016-2017 funding period:

This call for proposals is open to faculty with significant public and community health-related experience at Penn and is intended to:

  • Foster interdisciplinary research in public health at Penn that will have meaningful results at the community level.
  • Assist in garnering external support for large-scale studies in the field of public health.
  • Encourage additional faculty and staff at Penn to become involved in public health research.
  • Identify innovative methodologies in the field of public health that have the potential of informing local, state and national policy and programming.

Eligibility: The PI for the grant must be a Penn faculty member. More than one grant can be submitted by any one team and/or PI.

Notification and Project Period: Applications are due May 6, 2016 by 5:00pm. The funding period for each award will be from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Questions about the CPHI and CEAR Core pilot grant program can be addressed to Sarah Green.

For additional selection and eligibility criteria, see the full CFP text here.



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