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.

2017 ARCC Engaged Research Development Seed Grants Request for Applications

The Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)/Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) 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. Research Partnership Development awards: Up to $5,000, Up to 12 months. Engaged Research Development awards: Up to $20,000, Up to 24 months.

Request for Applications

Application Submission Instructions

Budget Template

Seed Grant Informational Webinar: Slides and Recording

Required Call with ARCC Director: No later than March 16. 2017 

Application Deadline: April 6, 2017

Click here to read about grant recipients from Rounds 1-9 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.