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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.

2019 ARCC Community Engagement in 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 (NHM) will fund Seed Grants that support the development of partnerships 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 equity. Partnership Development awards: Up to $5,000, Up to 12 months. Research Development awards: Up to $25,000, Up to 24 months.

Request for Applications

Partnership Development Application Instructions & Form

Research Pilot Application Instructions & Form

Budget Template

Seed Grant Info Webinar: February 7, 2019: 11 am

Webinar Slides

Webinar Recording

Required One on One Call with ARCC Director: No later than March 27, 2019

Application Deadline: April 11, 2019

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

Click here to read about grant recipients from Rounds 1-11 of the ARCC Seed Grant Program. Note: Grant focus and requirements may differ between rounds. 

Additional Resources

  1. Further information about aligning with Healthy Chicago 2.0
  2. Examples of Successful ARCC Seed Grant Applications
  3. Review Form for Partnership Development
  4. Review Form for Research Pilot
  5. CCPH Grant Writing Resources
  6. Things to Consider when Forming New Partnerships
  7. NUCATS Voucher and Pilot Programs
  8. ARCC Monthly Resources & Opportunities listings - including funding opps

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.