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Community-Driven Research Day

Community Driven Research Day
Community-Driven Research Day 2019 Community-Driven Research Day Committee with Keynote Speaker Al Richmond, MSW.

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) is a program that encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups that have research questions they are interested in answering.

We are committed to community-based participatory research, which includes the basic tenet that both community partners and research partners are involved in all phases of research, allowing community capacity and related opportunities to be developed and sustained.

Small grants are awarded to promising community partner-researcher collaborations annually through a competitive submission process.

Thank you to all who attended the 2019/2020 10th Annual Community-Driven Research Day on December 9, 2019!

Research Readiness Day

Research Readiness Day (RRD) is designed as a complement to CDRD to prepare participants to develop community-academic partnerships. RRD is a technical assistance event for CBOs and community groups interested in learning more about effective community/academic research partnerships.

This is a great opportunity for community organizations that presented posters at CDRD to gain technical assistance in developing their CDRD proposal. 

Topics covered at Research Readiness Day include:

  • Basics of community-academic partnerships
  • Developing and refining a research question
  • Finding connections
  • Pitching your idea
  • Beginning to build a proposal
  • Working with participants
  • Navigating the IRB

Thank you to all who attended Research Readiness Day on January 28, 2020!

Call for Proposals, Submission, Selection

A competitive pilot grant program supports partnerships formed as a result of participation in CDRD between academic researchers and community-based organizations. Specifically, up to seven $10,000 pilot grants are available to support interdisciplinary, community-based participatory research in health.

All attendees of CDRD should have received the "Call for Proposals" via email. If you have not received it and you are interested in applying, please contact us here. Please note, applicants are limited to the community-based organizations that presented a poster during the 2019 CDRD event in partnership with a faculty member, student (with a faculty mentor) or postdoctoral fellow from a sponsoring institution. Sponsoring Institutions include the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University.

You can read more about the background and goals of CDRD in this CHOP Cornerstone Blog article.

Questions? Please Contact Us