The Center for Research on Families (CRF) and the Healthy Development Initiative (HDI) at UMass Amherst and UMass Center at Springfield are pleased to announce a new Community Partnership Research Grant Initiative.
The proposed initiative represents a step in newly emerging commitment to creating and nurturing ongoing collaborations between UMass researchers and community partners in the Springfield area, such as those established through Project ACCCES and the Western MA Health Equity Network. Projects will address pressing concerns identified by Springfield families, agencies and community leaders with the goal of increasing the health and well-being of Springfield residents. To advance these ends, we are providing seed funding for new projects that have the potential to lead to larger investigations.
We will fund two pilot grants up to $15,000 each. All proposals must include an explicit description of how the project will be done in collaboration with a community partner, how it will benefit the community partner and how it will create the groundwork for more in-depth translational research initiatives beyond the pilot period. Space will be available at the UMass Center at Springfield for appropriate projects. The deadline is March 20, 2017.