Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Community Health

Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities Seed Grant Program

The seed grant program offered through the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) is one of several sponsored by NUCATS and IPHAM's Center for Community Health. This seed grant program seeks to support the development of community-engaged research partnerships and projects between Chicagoland communities and Northwestern University academic teams.

2018 ARCC Community-Engaged Research Seed Grants Request for Applications

The Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)/Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) will fund Seed Grants that support the development of partnerships and projects that engage communities and stakeholders in research collaboration with Northwestern research teams. The goal of these awards are to increase the number of community-academic partnerships that are prepared to collaborate together to design and conduct research projects to improve health. Partnership Development awards: Up to $5,000, Up to 12 months. Research Development awards: Up to $20,000, Up to 24 months.  Priority will be given to applications that address priority health needs identified by the most recent NMH community health needs assessment and focus on addressing health inequities in Chicagoland communities identified by Healthy Chicago 2.0.

Request for Applications

Application Instructions

Budget Template

Slides and Recording from Feb 20th Seed Grant Informational Webinar

2018 Proposal Review form (draft)

Required One on One Call with ARCC Director: No later than April 2, 2018

Application Deadline: April 23, 2018

Click here to learn more about the focus and impact of the ARCC Seed Grants.

Click here to read about grant recipients from Rounds 1-10 of the ARCC Seed Grant Program. Note: Grant focus and requirements may differ between rounds. 

Additional Resources

Contact Us

For information on partnerships or the application process, contact Jen Brown, MPH, AARC Director.

Jen Brown 

Past Grantees

Meet past recipients of the ARCC Seed Grant.

Additional ARCC Awards

Learn about the ARCC Partnership Award.