Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Pilot Grant
2022-2023 UMB ICTR Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Pilot Grant Request for Applications
Deadline: CEnR Grant Application – Monday, April 11, 2022, 5 pm (Eastern Time)
Eligibility: Faculty at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), or University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)
Budget: Up to $35,000 in direct costs
Grant period: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023; Awardees Announced early June 2022
Application: See Application Instructions Section Below
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is pleased to announce the Inaugural round of the UMB ICTR Community Engagement Research (CEnR) Pilot Grant competition to provide starter funds for projects specifically focused on innovative Community-Engaged Research (CEnR). This round will test novel approaches to addressing health problems through community-engaged implementation that involve faculty from the UMB Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, or the Graduate School; UMBC, UMCP, and UMB-community partnerships. Funding is provided through the UMB ICTR internal funding mechanism.
Please consider the following information when considering this RFA:
Community-engaged research (CEnR) is characterized by reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships between academic researchers and community organizations to address public problems. Community-engaged research is done in partnership with patients, health service systems, community-based-organizations, and other stakeholder groups. The nature of the partnership is based on a number of factors, such as research objectives. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is one approach to community-engaged research. CBPR includes all partners equitably in the research project so that each partner’s unique strengths and expertise informs the research from conception to dissemination.
Through partnerships with schools, faith communities, community-based-organizations, patients, healthcare providers, and other stakeholder groups, community-engaged researchers have the potential to:
- Incorporate lived-experience insights into questions, hypotheses, or data interpretation.
- Design research for easy translation to real-world health settings and situations.
- Improve cultural- and language-appropriate communication and interventions.
- Encourage participant recruitment, enrollment, and retention by community interactions.
- Mitigate risk to the specific community by developing appropriate protections.
- Build greater trust between academic researchers and communities, which may lead to additional collaborations.
- Reach under-represented and under-served populations.
For questions regarding application guidelines, please email the UMB ICTR Navigator at
UMB ICTR Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Pilot Grant Request for Applications (RFA) UMB ICTR CEnR 2022-2023 RFA
PLEASE REVIEW RFA CAREFULLY! THE RFA PROVIDES PAGE LIMIT INFORMATION IN THE DESCRIPTION OF EACH REQUIRED ELEMENT. PLEASE REVIEW LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BELOW. APPLICATIONS NOT RESPONSIVE TO ALL REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
Carefully Review the CEnR Pilot Grant RFA
- Please refer to the RFA for formating and page limits. See below for list of required, supporting documents. You are required to use templates where noted. All supporting documents listed below must be completed and uploaded electronically in the application document upload section.
- PLEASE NOTE! You have the option to save and return to your application. If you have problems returning to your application, DO NOT start another application! This will cause duplicate applications and effort on your part. Instead, email ICTR-Navigator@ umaryland.edu or call or text 410-627-3232 (cell) for help returning to your application.
Accessing electronic application to upload required supporting documents listed below -
- UMB Faculty - Please use your UMB ID to access the electronic application link UMB Faculty Application Access (link pending activation)
- UMBC Faculty - Please request an application through this link UMBC Faculty Application Request Link
- UMCP Faculty - Please request an application through this link UMCP Faculty Application Request Link
Required Supporting Documents. PLEASE review RFA for elements, formatting, and page limits
- Cover Letter - Addressed to UMB Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Comprehensive Budget/Justification - Download and Use Required Budget Template*
Biographical sketch information
Project Milestone Timeline - Download and Use Required Milestone Timeline Template *
Key personnel Information - Please use this Key Personnel Information Needed AS A GUIDE to what will need to be submitted in the electronic application for each person contributing to the work of this project.
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