Community Research Innovative Scholars Program Calls for Applicants

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The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s Community Engagement and Research Section will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 10-11 a.m. for faculty interested in application procedures, eligibility criteria and more information on the Community Research and Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP) at UMass Worcester.

CRISP a year-long, group-based mentoring program for faculty from all UMass campuses who may receive up to $10,000 funding, depending on availability of funds, and matching funds from their home campus to conduct pilot research to inform a future grant proposal. The program is seeking applicants for 2018.   

The application deadline for CRISP is Nov. 3. Its formal curriculum runs from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2018 and is followed by additional mentorship until March 31, 2019, which supports the development of junior UMass researchers who have established community partnerships and who are interested in pursuing extramural funded grants. Community-engaged research involves collaborative research with community partners along the translational research continuum.

CRISP scholars, who must meet several eligibility requirements including having an established community partner and no previous NIH funding, participate in a monthly mentoring group, typically at the Worcester campus, and must commit to completing a pilot project and carry out “additional scholarly activity to support an external grant application.” They will complete and submit an external grant application.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee with representation from UMass campuses. The CRISP is funded by the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science with support from UMass campuses.

To join the webinar:

From PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Telephone: 646/558-8656  or 408/638-0968

Meeting ID: 603 187 9093