Community Research Collaboration Awards Technical Assistance
Are you curious about how community members and researchers can form teams, receive funding, and conduct breast cancer research together? Have you already formed a team, but have questions about applying for funding?
Community Research Collaboration awards (CRC) provide $150,000 to $600,000 of funding (plus indirect funds for most institutions) to support a research partnership between community organizations/members and experienced, traditional researchers that answers questions important to the community. Application success rates have historically been high, ranging from 19% to 43%. Past CRC Awards have funded research topics from the fields of:
- Health policy, public health, and health services
- Psychology and sociology
- Behavioral science
- Environmental sciences
- Ethnic studies
The deadline for submitting a CRC application is March 28, 2013, but you should begin finding a partner, forming your team, discussing research ideas and methodology, and getting prepared to apply now.
The CBCRP is offering three ways to get advice and information how to get your community-based participatory research project off the ground and funded.
One-on-One Technical Assistance
The CBCRP is giving FREE one-on-one technical assistance to help prepare for applying to the Community Research Collaboration (CRC) awards.
If you need help finding a partner, have a partner and want to talk through your research ideas or partnership plan, or have any other question about applying for the CRC awards, contact Senaida Fernandez, Ph.D. at (510) 987-0491 or Senaida.Fernandez@ucop.edu to request technical assistance. Marj Plumb, Dr.P.H., MNA, a specialist in community-based participatory research will also be available.
Pre-Application Research Plan Review
You have the opportunity to get your research plans critiqued by active community-based participatory researchers before submitting your formal application. This process can be helpful for learning whether your research idea or partnership structure is on the right track. In the pre-application research plan review process, experienced CBCRP CRC review committee reviewers will evaluate your research plan for research quality, feasibility, partnership and community benefit. You can then talk with CBCRP staff about the feedback you receive and get additional technical assistance as you put your grant application together.
Research Plan submission: September 5, 2013
Critiques returned to applicants: October 18, 2013
Full application submission deadline: December 2, 2013
Submission guidelines and procedure:
- Download and read the guidelines for what is included in a CRC research plan; research plan guidelines (pdf)
- Download and review the template form for your research plan submission; research plan template form (docx)
- The cover page of the research plan should include
- The title of your project
- The full names, titles, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of all of the principle investigators on the project
- Any specific questions about the research plan that the reviewers should consider
- The research plans:
- Must be written in English
- Cannot be longer than 10 pages for a Pilot Award and 15 pages for a Full Award (references are not included in the page limit)
- Must be converted into a single pdf file before submitting
- To submit your research plan for review, please send an email to Senaida Fernandez, Ph.D., with a copy of your pdf file that includes the cover page and research plan; research plan template form (docx)
Please note: The critiques should be taken as technical advice only and will not be considered in the formal review of the application.
The CBCRP will offer free "How to Apply" web-teleconference seminars (webinars) in Fall/Winter 2012. Join us from the comfort of your desk for engaging discussions on getting started, navigating the application materials, and walking through the online submission process. The seminars will be archived on the website, but you are encouraged to sign up and participate in the LIVE session.
For more information about each session, including the latest update on how to register for the next webinar, and to access the archived sessions, visit our Workshop page.