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Community-Engaged Research Summer Institute

The 2020 Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Summer Institute will take place August 9th-14th at the University of Southern Mississippi's Trent Lott Center cenr-photo.jpgin Hattiesburg, MS. The institute accepts a maximum of 10 participants, allowing for a workshop/seminar format, with presenter-participant discussion and interactive learning. Junior faculty members from all major Mississippi universities are encouraged to apply.

The institute will include presentations on many aspects of planning and conducting community-engaged research related to obesity, along with individual and group activities focused on developing a proposal for a community-engaged, obesity-related, research project. Junior faculty who complete the institute are eligible to submit a proposal to the MCCTR Pilot Projects Program.

To date, 30 early career investigators from seven Mississippi institutions have attended the MCCTR's CEnR Institute. Three attendees have gone on to receive Pilot Project Funding from the MCCTR.

The CEnR Institute alternates between the campuses of the University of Southern Mississippi and Tougaloo College. Above, applicants pose with co-core leader Dr. Jennifer Robinson and former core leader Dr. Kathy Yadrick.


The next application deadline is April 15, 2020, and the appropriate application template is provided below. Applications and associated attachments should be submitted via email per application guidelines

Lodging and reimbursement for travel will be provided to the 10 selected participants. Meals will be provided through the institute and via a per diem allowance for those meals not included in the Institute schedule.

For more information regarding the CEnR, contact Carol Connell,  Jennifer Robinson or Monicah Brumfield.