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Community-Based Small Grants Program

The Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core collaborates with the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) to award up to two pilot grants every year, funding research initiatives that foster community engaged research, especially studies that use a participatory framework. This includes research in community settings or using a participatory research framework with active involvement of community stakeholders. “Community” is defined broadly to include populations in neighborhoods and organizations, including health care settings.

Recipients of the 2012 CTSA CEAR Core Pilot Grants:


Information for the 2013-2014 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. If you want your application to be considered by the CPHI, one of the researchers on the team must be a CPHI Senior Fellow or Associate.

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

Notification and Project Period: Awards will be announced by May 24th, 2013. All project funds must be expended by June 30, 2014.

Total Award: Most grants awarded will be in the range of $2,000 to $20,000.

For more information and questions about the CPHI and CEAR Core pilot grant program, contact Sarah Green.

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