Small Planning Grants to foster community-academic research partnerships - Round 14

April 25, 2024

The Detroit URC's Small Planning Grant Program facilitates new community-academic research partnerships and new collaborative research efforts aimed at promoting health in Detroit. The program has funded 41 projects since 2010 and over $180,000 has been allocated overall.

The Small Planning Grant Program invites proposals that, for example:

  • Build equitable relationships between partners
  • Explore shared research interests and identify capacity building needs
  • Develop partnership infrastructure and collaborative operating procedures
  • Conduct community assessment(s) to inform new collaborative research efforts
  • Analyze existing data to help inform future collaborative research
  • Disseminate and translate research findings
  • Evaluate the partnership process

The program aims to foster the establishment of new community-academic research partnerships and new collaborative health research efforts in Detroit. 

For more information and to download the complete RFA and Full Application (due May 20, 2024), please visit: