Community Conversations Research Competition

    Community Conversations Research Competition

    WASHINGTON DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) of up to $500,000 for the 2018 Community Conversations Research competition. The broad focus of the competition is to engage communities in conversations about their civic health using participatory research approaches to facilitate civic engagement and strengthen community capacity to address local issues, both of which are central to CNCS’s mission. This research competition will award funds to institutions of higher education to support academics and applied researchers who work with and in local communities to use a participatory research approach. CNCS seeks to support participatory research in three types of communities, with equal priority: communities that are already working collaboratively to tackle a locally identified issue; communities that have experienced a disaster; and communities in social crisis. The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm (ET) Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Successful applicants will receive awards of between $50,000 and $100,000 per year for up to 2 years.

    Eligible applicants are public or other nonprofit institutions of higher education.

    Geographic coverage

    Amount of funding
    Award ceiling: $100,000 per year
    Award floor: $50,000 per year
    Project period: 2 years
    Estimated number of awards: 5
    Estimated total program funding: $500,000

    Application process
    The full announcement is available through

    Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit a notification of intent to apply through the online system by March 26, 2018.

    Submit applications through the CNCS eGrants portal.

    Applicant conference call:
    March 22, 2018
    2:00 p.m. Eastern
    Call-in number: 888.566.6179
    Passcode: 3714468


    Published on: Mar 14, 2018

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