Special Catalyst competition: Systems Approach for Socially Vulnerable Populations
The Institute received a grant in 2020, “A Systems Approach to Optimizing Resources for Vulnerable Populations: Data Management and Collaborative Action” built on the work and outputs of the Research Program for Vulnerable Populations and newly launched Social and Structural Vulnerabilities program.
The goal of this grant is to enable researchers and trainees, in partnership with respected community agencies, to take a systems approach to build an effective pipeline that channels community need through research-informed assessments and interventions toward policy changes and action. Projects will aim to improve the integration of tools, management and sharing of data, increased mobilization of research-informed knowledge, and broadened “reach” of those working in this sector.
Improved services dedicated to serving socially and structurally vulnerable populations, informing decision-makers, community engagement, networking and policy influence are mechanisms that will support the “Systems Approach”.
A portion of the grant will be used to fund new research and research translation Catalyst awards, in alignment with the criteria outlined below. To request this special Catalyst funding, please complete and submit the dedicated Catalyst Request Template, along with a short-form CV (5 to 10 pages) for the project lead, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The competition deadline for 2021 is April 22, 11:59pm MST