Small Planning Grants Available for Collaborative Research in Detroit – Detroit Urban Research Center

Apply by February 20, 2023

Attention academic researchers and Detroit community organizations!

NEW!! Technical Assistance Workshops will take place in January and February: Please register in advance and a personalized zoom link will be sent to you! During this workshop we will discuss areas of the application and field questions about the small planning grants.

We are pleased to announce the Detroit Urban Research Center’s Small Planning Grants Program for 2023-2024! The program is designed to foster the establishment of new community-academic partnerships formed to carry out collaborative health research efforts and support existing partnerships who are seeking support for new or expanded collaborative health research efforts in Detroit.

These small planning grants are to enhance the capacity of new and existing community-academic partnerships to conduct and disseminate research focused on the social and physical environment and health equity and translate research findings into action, with the aim of improving the health and quality of life of Detroit residents.

The Detroit URC expects to award up to $40,000 in small planning grants in this round. Grants may be funded for up to $5,000 with a grant period of one year. For details about this opportunity, including a link to the downloadable RFP and application, please visit our Small Planning Grants webpage.

For those who are awarded funds, an orientation to the program and its requirements will be held the first week of April, and funds will be available following the orientation.

The deadline to apply is February 20, 2023!

The Detroit URC’s Small Planning Grant Program is supported by funds from the following sources: William T. Grant Foundation, University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions, School of Social Work (SSW) and School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).