Pilot grant to support community engaged research partnerships

The Community and Collaboration Core Pilot Grant from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research aims to support partnership-building activities for "new" collaborations between faculty from three academic institutions—Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland at Baltimore, and Morgan State University—and a community partner (a community- or faith-based organization or public agency) from the greater Baltimore area. An existing collaboration may apply for a partnership development grant, as long as the partnership-building activities are clearly defined and show growth in the engagement between the partners.

While Partnership Development Grants may include some formative research activities, the intention of the grant program is to support activities that set the stage for future community engaged research endeavors.

Possible Partnership Development Grant activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing/establishing research partnership infrastructure (e.g., advisory boards, partnership roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures, memoranda of understanding)
  • Facilitating formal or informal meetings for partners to identify shared goals, priorities, and research interests
  • Holding listening sessions with community members around challenges and opportunities to address community health needs
  • Building research capacity for community partners (e.g., setting up reliance agreements, conducting IRB training, providing training on research design and methods)
  • Building community engaged research capacity for academic partners (e.g., principles of community engagement, 10-step framework, cultural humility, dissemination)

View the request for applications here