The WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge is an exciting opportunity for community organizations and University of Pittsburgh researchers to offer ideas for getting the “word out" about the latest in research dissemination. This challenge awards multiple grants up to $10,000 each and is administered by the CTSI Community PARTners Core.
Stay tuned for updates on the the 2019-2020 challenge.
Learn more about previous WORDOUT award recipients.
The WORDOUT challenge is administered through the Powered By PInCh contest management system.
ROUND ONE: Initial Matchmaking
Using the prompts listed below, create a one-minute video and include an accompanying one-page document that provides additional background. The one-page document may include any information that you feel will help to build your profile.
If you are from a non-profit COMMUNITY organization, please provide:
If you are a RESEARCHER, please provide:
Based on the one-minute video and one-page document submitted by community organizations and researchers, a match of intersecting interests will take place. After teams are notified, marched duos will enter Round Two.
ROUND TWO: The matched duo will create a PowerPoint with audio
It will be up to the pair to get together to plan and submit Round Two. Your WORDOUT seven-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. 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. Matched pairs must also submit a proposed budget.
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Academic and community reviewers will review all proposals and select the top entries for the final round based on the following judging criteria.