Trailblazer Award & Trailblazer Planning Grant2021-04-11T17:01:39-04:00

TRAILBLAZER AWARD

The Trailblazer Awards support collaborative, community-engaged research projects focused on topics that have potential to improve health equity in Indiana. Examples of work we are interested in funding include substance misuse, tobacco use, obesity prevention, infant mortality, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as disparities in rural areas and relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This RFA encourages and prioritizes projects that have outlined a sustainability plan using existing Indiana CTSI infrastructure (i.e., Connections IN Health, Monon Collaborative) and/or connections to statewide health initiatives.

Eligible projects will propose to either: (1) implement research that has the potential to identify or reduce health inequities; or (2) evaluate an existing health-related program that has the potential to improve health equity. Projects that propose to achieve their objectives by changing (or demonstrating the potential to change) policy, systems, and/or the environment are encouraged.

Funding may be requested up to $25,000 over two years

Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2021   Learn more and apply here.

We have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to answer questions regarding the funding opportunities.

TRAILBLAZER PLANNING GRANT

The Trailblazer Planning Grant Awards support development of community-university partnerships to improve health, examine social determinants of health, or enhance health equity to result in future collaborative research proposals. The award can be used to establish new partnerships or to strengthen/expand existing community-university partnerships to solve critical health problems affecting Hoosiers. This award will not fund research pilots; instead, it will fund activities that help develop partnerships between organizations that have potential to later engage joint research projects to address health, health equity or social determinants of health (SDoH). The expected outcome of this partnership development award is the development of a future research proposal for opportunities such as the Trailblazer Award. Examples of partnership development activities we are interested in funding include conferences, travel expenses and quality improvement assessments.

Awards will be up to $5,000 for one year to allow for partnership growth and collaborative grant proposal development.

Proposal Deadline: August 3, 2021 | Learn more and apply here.

We have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to answer questions regarding the funding opportunities.

If you need assistance in developing your application and/or connecting with a community/academic partner, please reach out to one of our Community Health Partnerships Liaisons for assistance:

For more information, contact the Community Health Partnerships team at chep@iu.edu.

We have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to answer questions regarding the funding opportunities.

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