We are pleased to offer a funding opportunity to advance the high impact practice of community-based research at the UW-Madison. This grant provides up to $5,000 to a faculty or staff member, or graduate student to design and implement a new community-based research (CBR) project, add a CBR component to an existing project, or continue an ongoing CBR project toward a new phase or by adding a new element.
This grant is intended to support projects in any discipline and at all levels that engage with community organizations, public sector entities or grassroots groups. Proposals are required to detail how the CBR project will meet community-identified priorities. Specifically, proposals should:
- Address a community-identified priority and/or question (that ideally comes initially from community partners rather than from UW-Madison partners)
- Include community partners at any and all stages of the research process, depending on community capacity for participation
- Work to build community capacity
- Work towards social change and justice
Extra consideration will be given to proposals addressing the recommendations of the Civic Action Plan, especially #9: “Support innovative models of community-based learning and student engagement that create sustained partnerships and sustained student engagement that complement the common/typical one semester course (university-centered) time frame.”Extra consideration will be given to proposals that address any/all of the following:
1. Health disparities
2. Community requests for COVID-related response
3. Racial justice
What can funding be used for?
CBR projects can be at any stage of development. This funding can be used to develop a CBR project, support implementation of a project, or provide gap or bridge funding for an existing project, if other funding is forthcoming or likely. Click here to access the Budget Form.
This funding cannot be used for faculty member salary, but may pay staff members, student employees, or community partners. Proposals that use a portion of funding for community partner expenses will be given extra weight.
Click here to access the application form. You may use the word document to develop your proposal. Proposals must be submitted through the provided Qualtrics link by the end of the day on December 15, 2020
Applications are due December 15, 2020.
Contact Morgridge Center for Public Service Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Scholarship Beth Tryon at firstname.lastname@example.org.