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Community Partnerships in Research Program

Please note this opportunity is intended for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) employees. The application period is currently closed.



PolicyLab is pleased to announce our new Community Partnerships in Research Program funding community-engaged research pilot grants. The program seeks to promote health equity in the Greater Philadelphia area by building and deepening community-academic partnerships for research targeting health improvements among children and their families. 

Through two grant mechanisms, the program aims to promote capacity-building at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for community-academic partnered research and the conduct of translational research using best practice in community-engaged research methods. Additionally, this program aims to support the next generation of health equity researchers.  

Two grant mechanisms are available in this program: 

  • Partnership Development Awards provide seed funding to support activities related to the development of new or emerging community-academic research partnerships. Partnership Development Awards will be supported for up to a maximum of $7,000 for one year. 
  • Joint Pilot Project Awards are geared towards established community-academic partnerships who seek funds for a well-defined research project that may produce preliminary data or programs for future competitive grant applications. Joint Pilot Project Awards will be supported for up to a maximum of $40,000 for up to two years. 

Click here for the full program description. Please note the application period is currently closed.