The BU CTSI Community Engagement Program is seeking applicants for Cycle 3 of the Research Partnership Scholars grant. This funding opportunity is intended to support the development of community-academic research partnerships that will lead up to further funding opportunities, including investigator-initiated federal, state, or foundation awards, pilot awards, and institutional awards.

 Funding is available for a nine-month period for community and academic researchers to: 

  • Learn community engaged research competencies and:
    • build relationships
    • explore shared areas of interest
    • create a partnership structure
    • co-identify a specific research project
    • co-develop a research plan for submission to a community-academic pilot grant opportunity

Applicants may request up to $10,000 (total budget, per project, for community and academic partners combined). Applicants must allocate a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of requested funds to the community investigator. 


    Release Date: March 18, 2024
    Application Due Date: April 19, 2024 | 11:59 pm

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    Learn more about the RFA here