Are you interested in research that addresses community health priorities in Michigan? Apply now for the Statewide Building Capacity for Research and Action (SBCRA) funding opportunity provided by MICHR’s Community Engagement Program.

Applicants may request 1) up to $5,000 for activities to develop or sustain partnerships, 2) up to $10,000 for pilot research projects with local impact, or 3) up to $15,000 for pilot research projects addressing regional and/or statewide needs. Regional projects should impact two or more counties in Michigan, and statewide projects should impact two or more regions. Examples of activities that can be funded under SBRCA include, but are not limited to:

  • Building relationships between partners (e.g., exploring the involvement of potential partners, determining how the partnership will adopt and use CEnR or CBPR principles);

  • Developing a steering committee (e.g., defining roles and responsibilities, developing communication, and decision-making guidelines);

  • Conducting assessment(s) to inform research plans (e.g., collecting data through focus groups or community meetings to inform the research question); and

  • Analyzing existing data to help inform future research (e.g., conducting collaborative analysis, review, interpreting previously collected data).

Applications must be submitted to Competition Space by Friday, November 3, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions mid-December 2023.

See the funding opportunity announcement for more details and submission templates.

Join us Friday, September 22, 2023 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a technical assistance webinar from application guidance. RSVP required: Webinar Link

Who can use this service?

Applications must have at least two partners within the state of Michigan: 1) an academic partner associated with a college, school, or university (not limited to those associated with the University of Michigan), and 2) a community partner associated with a non-academic community organization or group (e.g., non-profit, neighborhood coalition, faith-based organization).

Download the flyer for more information.

Apply through Competition Space.