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Seed Grant 2020-2021

The Community Discussion & Dissemination Seed Grants (“Seed
Grants”) aim to stimulate discussion around structural violence within
diverse communities throughout Chicago, and to support the
dissemination of new ideas and knowledge about how to
address/minimize structural violence. Proposed activities are to be
conducted in a period starting July 1, 2020 and ending in June 30, 2021.
The Center for Health Equity Research Chicago (CHER Chicago), is
National Institutes of Health-funded Center of Excellence, based at the
UIC Cancer Center and School of Public Health, in collaboration with The
University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division. CHER Chicago’s
mission is to make transformative contributions toward the elimination of
structural violence through collaborative community partnerships,
innovative research, and the development of health disparities
The objectives of this grant are to:
-Build community awareness around structural violence,
-Identify how your community is affected by structural violence,
-Develop creative community-based solutions to inform the
elimination of structural violence.

Grants will range between $5,000 and $10,000. Grants must be utilized
between the time of grant initiation and June 30, 2021.
As a “seed” grant, this small mechanism is designed to support new and
innovative programs and activities, which are connected to raising
awareness and promoting discussion(s) about structural violence. These
grants are not intended to support already established projects or
programming, but rather, the aim is to fund activities that the agency
would not otherwise be able to support, in the absence of such a grant.
The activities need to be sustainable an must include innovative ways to
disseminate material on structural violence.
For the purpose of this grant, dissemination means the targeted
distribution of information and ideas related to structural violence.
Additionally, all dissemination activities must be paired with a mechanism
for discussion with relevant stakeholders and a specified target audience.
CHER Chicago especially welcomes creative dissemination ideas! These
activities can include community meetings, trainings, webinars, or
Examples of dissemination activities may include (this list is not exhaustive):


Section 1. Executive summary (300 words maximum)

Section 2. Organizational Mission (500 words max.)

Section 3. Discussion of Structural Violence (500 words max.)

Section 4. Dissemination proposal and plan (1500 words max.)

Section 5. Evaluation (250 words max.)

Section 6. Budget and budget justification.

Due by Thursday, March 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM CDT (Chicago-time) to

Link to FULL RFP: https://app.box.com/s/8c1zegd4iidlmuit8xvhwdgrfhtd8h79
Contact Dr. Wendy Bostwick, Co-Investigator at wbostw1@uic.edu or cherchicago@uic.edu

Applications should be submitted to https://is.gd/CHERChicagoSeedGrant.

To preview application: https://app.box.com/s/mdvbylr67lxemajicxduxehaoxzkhf0t

This grant is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
(NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health under award number 1U54MD012523-01.