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Community Members' Guide to Submitting a Research Grant Application

The Community Members' Guide to Submitting a Community-Engaged Research Federal Grant Application was written for community-based organizations interested in community-based research
partnerships with academic researchers. In addition to the guide (PDF), this web page includes an Appendix and other helpful resources.

The guide outlines the steps required to submit a federal grant application to funding agencies such as National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

In this guide, you will find:

  • Information about community-engaged research
  • Information you need to build community-academic research partnerships
  • Information you need to prepare a federal community-engaged research application
  • Useful tips and examples to guide you through federal grant submissions.

What is community-engaged research?

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How can this guide help you?

Hear from a Tufts CTSI community partner:

The guide is a product of the Center for Aligning Researchers and Communities for Health (ARCH) of Tufts CTSI, and was supported by the National Center for Research Resources Award Number UL1RR025752 and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Award Numbers UL1TR000073 and UL1TR001064. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

If after reading this guide you are interested in pursuing a community-academic research partnership,
please contact Tufts CTSI for more information.

If you would like specific consultation, please complete a request form:
http://informatics.tuftsctsi.org/pims/request.htm.