The Community PARTners Core at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is now accepting applications for the WORDOUT Community Research Dissemination Challenge. WORDOUT is an exciting program that matches researchers from the University of Pittsburgh with local community organizations to help get the "word out" about the latest in research dissemination. We are once again matching community organizations with researchers to work together to both share lived experiences of folks in the community, and think about creative ways to disseminate research. The WORDOUT Community Research Dissemination Challenge will award multiple grants from $3,000 up to $5,000.
BONUS: Up to $2,500 will also be available to projects that specifically frame the dissemination through a health equity lens - how is your organization and the research working to achieve equity?
Who: Community organizations and University of Pittsburgh researchers
When: This application period is now active; submissions for the first round are due on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, by 4 p.m.
Using the Powered by PInCh® Submission Platform
CTSI uses the Powered by PInCh® grant submission platform to collect and review all pilot project submissions. If applicants first log in, they will be required to create a new project before they are able to upload their submission. Project creation should only take a few minutes; applicants will be asked to complete the following three fields before being able to submit:
These fields are used primarily for internal reference and can be edited after the project has been registered.
If you have any questions while using the system or encounter any errors while submitting, please contact Will Hierholzer, CTSI Pilot Funding Core Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-864-3484.
Round One Submission:
Initial Matchmaking. Create a one-minute video using the prompts below, and include an accompanying one-page document that provides additional background on the prompts below. The one-page document can include any information that you feel will help to build your profile. Upload the video and one page document through the Powered By Pinch website; please combine the files in a zipped folder, please do not submit the two items separately. The submission period will be open until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30.
If you are a RESEARCHER, please provide:
If you work for a COMMUNITY organization, please provide:
Round One Review and Matchmaking:
CTSI staff will match a researcher to a community organization. Based on the one-minute video and one-page document submission by the community organization leadership and researchers, a match of intersecting interests will take place. The matched duos will be notified on November 20, 2019, and will have until January 09, 2020 by 4 pm to complete Round II of the competition.
Round Two Submission:
The matched duo will create a PowerPoint with audio. It will be up to the pair to get together to plan and submit for round two. Your WORDOUT 7-minute proposal PowerPoint should provide a clear plan for how you will involve and educate your community about working with a researcher and how to engage in research. If you are applying for the bonus award, please add no more than 2-minutes to your PowerPoint. Be sure to include slides that describe your community; why working to make researchers and research more diverse and inclusive is important to your community, how you will engage and share this information in your community, and how you plan to use the grant funds. We also ask matched pairs to submit a proposed budget. Final submissions are due on January 09, 2020 by 4 p.m.
Round Two Reviews:
Academic and community reviewers will review all proposals and select the top entries from the final round. The criteria used to review the projects includes:
Awards will be announced on January 30, 2020.
For further information or help with any questions, please contact Bee Schindler, Community Engagement Coordinator.