Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Community Health

ARCC Seed Funding Recipients

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) Seed Grant Program supports and promotes research that is conducted using a community-engaged research (CEnR) approach. CEnR is an approach to research that respects community input and builds upon the strengths of community partners in all aspects of the research process. By combining the knowledge and interests of communities with the expertise and resources of academics, the CEnR approach aims to increase the value of research for both and produce new perspectives, insights and approaches to improving the health of the community.

2017 (Round 10) Seed Grant Recipients

This year, ARCC awarded $75,000 in seed grants to support the development and growth of six community-engaged research partnerships. Each award supports a partnership that includes a community co-principal investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-principal investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12-24 months.

Abstracts for each funded partnerships are available here.

Partnership Development Grants

Research Development Grants

2016 (Round 9) Seed Grant Recipients

This year, ARCC awarded $57,000 in seed grants to support the development and growth of six community-engaged research partnerships. Each award supports a partnership that includes a community co-principal investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-principal investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12-24 months.

Abstracts for each funded partnerships are are available here.

Partnership Development Grants

2015 (Round 8) Seed Grant Recipients

This year, ARCC awarded $20,000 for projects to support community-engaged research partnership development, foster the development of community-engaged research projects/proposals for external funding, and to support the dissemination of research findings contributing to community health. Each award (ranging $1,500 - $5,000) supports a partnership that includes a community co-prinicpal investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-principal investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12 months.

Abstracts for each funded partnerships are available here.

Partnership Development Grants

Proposal Development Grant

Research Dissemination Grant

Round 7 Seed Grant Recipients

This year, ARCC awarded $20,000 for projects to support community-engaged research partnership development, foster the development of community-engaged research projects/proposals for external funding, and to support the dissemination of research findings contributing to community health. Each award of $5,000 supports a partnership that includes a community co-prinicipal investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-principal investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12 months.

Abstracts for each funded partnership are available here.

Partnership Development Grants

Proposal Development Grant

Research Dissemination Grant

Round Six Seed Grant Recipients

The ARCC awarded $90,000 in Round Six for projects focusing on community-academic partnership building and CBPR implementation.  Each project includes a community-co-investigator from a local community or faith-based organization and an academic co-investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12-24 months.

Abstracts for each funded project are available here.

Partnership Building Grants

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Implementation Grants

Round Five Seed Grant Recipients

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) awarded $90,000 in Round Five for projects focusing on community-academic partnership building and CBPR implementation. Each project includes a community co-investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12-24 months.

Abstracts for each funded project are available here

Partnership Building Grants

CBPR Implementation Grants

Round Four Seed Grant Recipients

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) awarded $90,000 in Round Four for projects focusing on community-academic partnership building and CBPR implementation. Each project includes a community co-investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12-24 months.

Abstracts for each funded project are available here

Partnership Building Grants

CBPR Implementation Grants

Round Three Seed Grant Recipients

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC)awarded $130,000 in Round Three for projects focusing on community-academic partnership building and CBPR implementation. Each project includes a community co-investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12-18 months.

Abstracts for each funded project are available here  

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Round Two Seed Grant Recipients

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Round One Seed Grant Recipients

The program awarded $80K in seed grant funds in Round One for projects focusing on community-academic partnership building and CBPR implementation. Each project includes a community co-investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-investigator from Northwestern University and will receive $20,000 for a project lasting 12-18 months.

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Additional ARCC Awards

Learn more about Partnership Awards through the ARCC and meet past recipients.