Partnership Development & Sustainability Support Funding Program

Community-engaged research is a participatory approach to research that includes community members and/or stakeholders whose health and well-being and/or service provision could be most impacted by the research as active partners. Partnerships are the foundation of community-engaged research. However, the process of developing a partnership requires time, commitment, and resources.

Through the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research (CCHPR) provides support for the development and sustainment of mutually beneficial research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers.

The Partnership Development & Sustainability Support Funding Program (PDSS) enables partners to develop the trust, infrastructure, capacity and skills needed to undertake future research. The PDSS supports new partnerships in development, as well as existing partnerships. Awards will be made for up to $10,000 direct costs from 6/1/21 to 2/28/22.

In this application, you will be asked to upload a resume, CV or biosketch of each key partner lead.

Submission Timeline
Please note the following dates:

  • PDSS applications due: February 1, 2021
  • PDSS decisions announced: May 7, 2021
  • Award period: June 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022

Application Support
CCHPR is available for consultation to help with suggesting and facilitating introductions between community organizations and academic researchers, as well as development of PDSS applications.

Questions regarding the application process and requests for consultation should be directed to Hilary Broughton,

If you are unable to complete the application, click the Save & Return Later button to have a link to your application sent via email.

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