The BU CTSI Community Engagement Program is seeking applicants for Cycle 2 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 should consider allocations of a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of requested funds to the community investigator.


Release Date: May 1, 2023
Application due date: Jun. 2, 2023 | 11:59 pm
Funding Announcement: Jul. 14, 2023
Earliest Activation Date: Aug. 14, 2023

Create New Application Here (View Application Instructions Here)

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