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Community Organization & Research Institution Partnership Grant

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), is now accepting applications for the Community Organization & Research Institution Partnership Grant.  This request for proposals supports community organization and iTHRIV researcher collaborations. There is $80,000 in available funding to support community engaged research projects which may address direct health outcomes, health disparities, and/or social determinants of health. Proposals may request $40,000.  Projects are required to be completed within one year. Proposals are due August 29th, 2022.  For more detailed information and access to all required forms please review the full RFP on the iTHRIV website.

This funding opportunity is specifically seeking applications that aim to reduce health disparities and improve health among communities that experience poorer health outcomes and have historically been excluded from opportunities to engage in research (e.g. racial/ethnic minorities, rural communities, women, low-income families). Community organizations are encouraged to reach out to iTHRIV researchers they are currently involved with, or iTHRIV for assistance in identifying a potential research project or research partner.

Researchers and community organizations are required to attend one pre-proposal virtual information session. Sessions will be held at 9am on July 14, 2022 and at noon on August 9, 2022. “By working together, community organizations and iTHRIV researchers can directly impact the health of our neighbors in the state of Virginia”, says Sophie Wenzel, DrPH, iTHRIV Community Grant Program Manager.

Previously funded projects are studying how culturally tailored interventions influence behavioral practices among the Latinx population and examining how the availability of resources and education effect engagement in treatment of patients with Hepatitis C.

iTHRIV, a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) partnership between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic and Inova, combines the expertise of biomedical researchers and data scientists to create resources for using data to improve health across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The institute is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, through award number UL1TR003015.