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Community Engaged Research Grants

Community-Engaged Research Grant

The Center for Public Service announces a grant competition to support faculty conducting community-based research. CPS defines community engaged research as collaborative, change-oriented research that engages faculty members, students, and community members in projects that address community needs.

Community-Engaged Research Grant RFP

Community-Based Participatory Research Grant

The Center for Public Service (CPS) announces a grant competition to support our community partner organizations in their efforts to research topics of importance in the community with the aim of creating knowledge that "contributes to making a concrete and constructive difference in the world." CPS defines Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as a collaborative approach to research that promotes positive change with and within the community. It involves an equitable relationship between community organizations and university researchers that is reflected in all levels of project design and dissemination.

CBPR Request for Letters of Interest (Coming Soon)


Alessandra Bazzano, Public Health

This initiative will assess whether piloted mindfulness and yoga activities meet their proposed objectives to address symptoms of anxiety in 3rd grade students and stress relief for adults as well as overall improved well-being among Lusher Charter Elementary School's students, faculty and staff.

Catherine Burnette, Social Work

This research aims to identify and disentangle risk and protective factors related to violence against women and children; and mental health disparities experienced by Indigenous populations in Southeast Louisiana across multiple levels. The research also aims to gain community information to culturally adapt an evidenced based intervention to address aforementioned violence and health disparities, using a community based and family resilience approach.

Laura Kelley, History

This research aims to gather knowledge about the traditional uses of plants for medicinal, religious, and other uses by members of the Pointe – au- Chen Indian Tribe before elders pass away and coastal erosion destroys PACIT land in the lower basin of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.

Jennifer McCleary, Social Work

This research project is in partnership with Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) Refugee Services Program which provides resettlement and support services to over 100 newly arrived refugees and humanitarian migrants every year. The grant funds will be used to partner with a Tulane graduate student and CCANO staff to gather pilot data about refugee family relationships, parenting experiences, and access to family relationship support services. We aim to use the data from this project to strengthen family support services at CCANO and to apply for funding for research that builds on this pilot study.

David Seal, Public Health
Silence Is Violence will partner with Dr. David Seal to critically evaluate Silence Is Violence client services and programs. In partnership with Silence is Violence staff, Seal will coordinate all evaluation activities, including supervision of a MPH or DrPH student assistant who will be hired to conduct, analyze, and summarize the evaluation activities as part of a required practicum experience.


Previously Funded CBR and CBPR Proposals

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