The Detroit URC: fostering health equity through 
community-based participatory research (CBPR)
for more than 20 years

CBPR Partnership Academy - Eligibility & Application Requirements

2015AcademyCohortThe application for the CBPR Partnership Academy was due by February 10, 2017, and we are no longer accepting new applications. We will notify all applicants in mid-April.

If you tried to apply by the February 10 deadline but experienced technical difficulties with the online application, then please contact us ASAP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Community-Academy TEAM Criteria:

  • Team should be newly forming or in the early stages of CBPR partnership development (well-established CBPR partnerships are not eligible)
  • Ability to attend program events in community-academic pairs
  • Commitment to year-long activities
  • Interest in learning about using a CBPR approach

ACADEMIC Partner Criteria:

  • Must be a doctoral level researcher or faculty member trained in the behavioral and social sciences and affiliated with an academic institution in the United States
  • Can be at any career stage with interest and limited experience in CBPR
  • Must have support for year-long participation in the program from academic institution (as evident in Letter of Support) apply here button

COMMUNITY Partner Criteria:

  • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent training and 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Be in a position of mid-to-upper level leadership in the organization
  • Must have support for year-long participation in the program from the applicant's organization (as evident in Letter of Support)

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Interest in using a CBPR approach to address health inequities
  • Commitment to establishing and enhancing an equitable partnership
  • Evidence of responsiveness to the community's needs and interests
  • Evidence that proposal was jointly developed
  • Availability and commitment of both partners to participate in year-long program activities

HOW TO APPLY

Each year, we accept ONE application per team, and the application for the second cohort was due by February 10, 2017! Since the online application must be filled out JOINTLY, we encourage applicants to meet, discuss, and share ideas and materials pertaining to their proposed partnership prior to submitting an application. After doing so, steps for applying are as follows: 

  • Jointly fill out the online application
  • Upload Resumes/CVs for both partners via the online application
  • Upload Two letters of support: one from the community partner's supervisor and the other from the academic partner's academic chair or equivalent. These letters should indicate support for the applicants to participate in the one-year program, including attendance in the intensive course (July 16-21, 2017), including a welcome reception and dinner the prior Sunday evening. 

 

   
     The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

     University of Michigan School of Public Health (U-M SPH)
     1415 Washington Heights
     Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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