Community Mini-Grant Funding


The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Community & Collaboration

(UK CCTS C&C) core facilitates collaborative research among lay communities, practitioners, and

academic researchers to address complex health issues facing central Appalachia and Kentucky

communities and seeks to improve the health of communities through community engaged research.

Expanded partnerships among these communities will enable the UK CCTS C&C to identify health-related

needs, pinpoint relevant and timely research opportunities, and create new academic-community

collaborations to address challenges and improve the health of Appalachian populations in

Kentucky. Ultimately, the UK CCTS C&C will generate new understandings of health disparities and

effective ways to mitigate them that may have important implications for public health in the United



The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Community and Collaboration

core (UK CCTS C&C) is requesting applications from community partners for funding of $2500 each to

support evidence-based or evidence-informed health outreach projects. Four applications will be

funded. Projects must be conducted between June 27, 2022 and June 27, 2023. Requests for funds may

not exceed $2500. Applications must address the priority categories specified in the Award Priorities

section below. Review criteria will include:

• the scope of the project (i.e., whether it is feasible to complete in the study period)

• the extent to which the project is evidence-based (i.e., shown in previous research or practice to

be effective), and

• the outreach capacity (i.e., demonstration of broad collaborations or partnerships with local,

regional, and/or state programs).



Award priorities are consistent with the goals of the UK CCTS C&C to contribute to the reduction

of health disparities in rural and Appalachian communities by developing, implementing, and

evaluating community-based projects. Examples of programs considered for funding include:

• Cancer prevention (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation)

• Reduction of obesity

• Supporting healthy lifestyle

• Chronic disease prevention or management (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease)

• Risk behavior prevention and reduction

• Substance abuse prevention and reduction

Dates & Deadlines
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