Community Partners

University 101: Background on Grant & Faculty Processes & Structures

This resource covers basic background information about the logistics and administrative processes in Universities and the National Institutes of Health governing research projects and grant submissions. It also discusses the relevance and structure of the faculty promotion and tenure system. This information may be helpful for community partners to understand when partnering with an academic research team. […]

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Project Website Examples

Research projects or partnerships may want to develop a project website or other electronic media (blog, facebook, twitter). This resource shares some possible uses or features of website or other media and provides an extensive list of examples from across the US and Canada. Download Project website examples (pdf)

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Sample Funded Proposals

Contact us at ARCC@northwestern.edu to see examples of successfully funded proposals to the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). These examples use community-engaged research approaches.

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Starting up Community Advisory Board/Steering Committee

This resource shares some things to consider when starting up a community advisory board or steering committee. Discussing and communicating about these types of items may improve the health of the partnership and avoid conflict later.

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Engaging Community Partners in Preparing Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

This resource will provide strategies and considerations to ensuring community stakeholders’ involvement and perspectives are incorporated in peer reviewed manuscripts. Related Directory resource: Writing about Community-Engaged Research for Academic Journals.

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Writing about Community-Engaged Research for Academic Journals

This resource describes key considerations in preparing a manuscript for publication—general principles and those unique to community-engaged research (CEnR). It presents some published CEnR examples. It also briefly notes the types of articles suitable for submission to the journal, Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) and tips for navigating PCHP review process.

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