Community Engaged Research Seed Grant Program: Translational Focus

Community Engaged Research Seed Grant Program: Translational Focus

The CTSI is pleased to partner with the MCW Community Engagement Core in offering a competitive funding opportunity for collaborative community engaged research (CEnR) projects focused specifically on translational research in the areas of Health Disparities and Recruitment Strategies for Community Participation in Research.

Full time, full-professional effort MCW faculty members working in partnership with a Wisconsin based community organization are eligible to apply.

One 16-month project will be awarded up to $50,000 with a start date of February 1, 2018.

Pre-proposals must be submitted by Friday, August 4, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. CDT

Please contact Sarah O’Connor (Community Engagement Core, 414-955-5726, or Christine Zeller (CTSI, 414-955-2524, with questions.

Key Dates

  • Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline (submit online through REDCap):
    Friday, August 4, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. CDT
  • Application due in MCW Grants & Contracts Office (GCO):
    Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 11:59 a.m. CDT
  • Application deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. CDT
  • Notifications of Award: January, 2018
  • Project start date: February 1, 2018
  • Project end date: May 31, 2019 *

* No-cost extensions will not be allowed; all research expenses must be incurred by May 31, 2019.


Templates of required application documents will available here on this webpage by August 4, 2017.

Please note: all investigators who submit the required pre-proposal will receive a link to the online grant application system REDCap on or around August 16, 2017. The required documents will be uploaded using the REDCap system.

This award is funded in part by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at MCW.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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