Services & Opportunities

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Community Engagement Studios
Funding Opportunities


If you are a researcher interested in meeting with our team, please complete this form.

If you are a community member or organization interested in meeting with our team, please complete this form.

Community Engagement (CE) Studios

CE Studios provide a structured forum for researchers to gain valuable and quick patient or community input at different stages of research development and implementation.  CE studios can address:

  • cultural appropriateness of recruitment materials and participant compensation
  • participant retention strategies
  • simplifying the consent process and identifying entry points for community-based recruitment
  • intervention design
  • survey design
  • ethical considerations
  • translations of research findings into practice

“[Because of my Studio experience], I recognize the need to get community input early on as I’m designing a research study.”
– Patty Cavazos-Rehg, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry

If you are interested in requesting a CE studio, please complete this brief application and we will follow up with you.

To learn more about the CE studio process, please contact Hilary Broughton.

Funding Opportunities

Partnership Development & Sustainability Support Funding Program
The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) supports ICTS investigators and their community partner(s) with up to $10,000 over a one-year period to develop the trust, infrastructure, capacity and skills needed to support future collaborative grant opportunities. The program is open to new partnerships in development, as well as existing partnerships.

Community Partnership Seed Funding
By invitation only, researchers and community organizations can apply for funding to support initial planning and collaboration meetings, priority and agenda setting, identification of community-engaged principles and the initial development of a memorandum of understanding.

Clinical and Translational Research Funding Programs
The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) supports several internal grant funding programs promoting research in clinical and/or translational science.

Institute for Public Health Funding Programs
The Institute for Public Health offers several funding opportunities throughout the year, including rapid seed funding.

Find out about upcoming funding opportunities for community-engaged research using our library guide.