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For Potential Members (Not currently affiliated with CHER Chicago)

This page is for anyone enthusiastic about scientific discovery advanced in partnership with community members on the theme of structural violence.

Maybe you are a community member who has experienced structural violence in some form and have been working to rectify the situation for years, or perhaps just yesterday was the last straw.

Perhaps you are a researcher who has long been dedicated to bench and/or population health science topics such as intimate partner violence, gun violence, Antisemitism, Islamophobia,  limited access to prenatal care, or other possible intersections with structural violence. Or perhaps you are an early stage investigator, beginning your journey in learning about structural violence.

Maybe you are a student with dreams to make the world a better place and roll up your sleeves in a one time volunteer experience, paid internship, or potential first job out of school.

You are all welcome to join us in our mission to make transformative contributions toward the elimination of structural violence through collaborative community partnerships, innovative research, and development and growth of researchers. Below are three ways to get involved today:

  • Request for Proposals for Research Projects. Any team with an aim to reduce structural violence through research with community is encouraged to apply for the upcoming round of Pilot Project Program awards. There are three awards at $50,000 per grant. This cycle’s deadline is September 6, 2018. Please note that at least one Principal Investigator must be at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Request for Proposals for Community Grants. Any 501C3 organization is eligible to apply for grants between $5-10,000 to be used by June 30, 2019. This cycle’s deadline is September 6, 2018.
  • People Connector Tool: For Researchers and Community Members. We encourage researchers and community members to use the People Connector Tool which is meant to initiate digital networking for in person and virtual collaborations on scientific research with real world impact and helping with community events.
  • Current Student Opportunities. Students bring great enthusiasm and strengthen our vision to someday create a world free of structural violence. We have volunteer and paid opportunities on a rolling basis. Please fill out this tool to see how we can plug you into our wider quilt of researchers and community partners.

Staff reviews submissions to the resources above once per week.
If you need something urgently, please contact cherchicago@uic.edu