The Program in Community-Engaged Research offers the following:
Community Engagement Boost Awards
These $5K pilot awards are granted quarterly to supplement the translational work of community organizations. This award can support the implementation of evidence-based interventions, fund evaluations, prepare pilot data that will allow for the submission of a subsequent, larger grant application, or advance change that promotes health.
Community-Engaged Cooperative Agreement
This $30K cooperative agreement award is designed to build long-term collaboration through research partnerships, requiring at least 1 representative from a community-based organization and 1 WF investigator to share responsibilities as co-PIs.
Community-Engaged Research Fellowship
Through trust building, skills development, and co-learning, a primary goal of the PCER Community-Engaged Research Fellowship is to build, sustain, and expand the interest and capacity of community members and WF investigators to collaborate in translational science within an academic learning health system. This unique fellowship opportunity provides financial support for representatives from community organizations and WF investigators to build a community-engaged research partnership, with funds available to support existing partnerships, and/or to facilitate the establishment of new community-engaged research partnerships.
PCER Fellowship Members
The 2018-2019 Fellowship member Kirsten Mary O'Hearn, PhD (Assistant Professor in Physiology and Pharmacology) will work with Brittany Felts, (Program Coordinator at iCan House) beginning September 2018 studying how social skills affect the development of individuals within the Autism Spectrum.