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Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grants

Posted 21 days ago by Tracy Utech

Letter of Intent due October 8!

This funding program supports community-university pilot research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities.

Awards are designed to stimulate high-impact research that ultimately leads to health improvements, while building and sustaining long-term partnerships between University of Minnesota researchers and community representatives, including nonprofits, healthcare providers, and community advocates.

Program overview

  • Supports health research collaborations between the University of Minnesota investigators and individuals or groups from outside the University, such as nonprofits, healthcare providers, and community advocates
  • Up to four projects are anticipated to receive up to $50,000 each to be used over 18 months
  • Partner-matching support is available to help community members find University researchers with complementary skills and expertise, as well as connect University researchers to community collaborators
  • Applications addressing the following topics are encouraged:
    • the intersection of COVID-19, structural racism, and health disparities
    • the intersection of COVID-19 and rural health or aging