CCTS is Accepting Applications for Community Mini-Grant Awards

Participants in a UK CCTS community mini-grant project
Participants in a UK CCTS community mini-grant project

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2017) – The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Community Engagement and Research (CER) program is accepting applications from community partners for funding to support health outreach projects. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.

Grants will provide $2,500 to develop, implement, and evaluate small-scale, evidenced-based health outreach projects aimed at reducing health disparities in Appalachian communities of Kentucky. Up to four applicants will be funded, and projects must be conducted between March 16, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

Priority areas for funding include cancer prevention (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation); reduction of obesity and contributing lifestyle factors; prevention or management of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, including stroke; and tobacco or substance use/disorders prevention or treatment.

Full application details are available here.

The goal of the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research program is to connect lay, practice, and academic communities as partners in community-engaged research to address priority health needs of Appalachian Kentucky. Expanded partnerships among these communities will enable the CCTS CER to identify health-related needs, pinpoint relevant and timely research opportunities, and create new academic-community collaborations. Ultimately, the CCTS CER will generate new understandings of health disparities and effective ways to mitigate them that have important implications for public health in the United States.

For questions about the CCTS community engagement mini-grant awards, please contact Ashley Hall, MS, CER research project program manager, at