Posted On March 29, 2021 11:22 pm
A PhD or related degree is not required for the IRL program, although many researchers in the IRL program have earned a PhD or related degree. Each research applicant should state their relevant experience in the application. We select teams who demonstrate a strong record of excellence in research or evaluation. Researchers from diverse disciplinary… View Article
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:20 pm
We assess the research experience of the team as a collective. This includes the team having some past experience working on the theme in the application. For some, teams can show a clear record of quality peer-reviewed publications. For others, white-paper reports, policy briefs, community reports, a model policy language, Op-Eds, public advocacy documents, books,… View Article
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:19 pm
Yes, the two researchers can be from the same organization/institution.
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:19 pm
No, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows are not considered “mid-career researchers.” In addition, persons on NIH or NSF training fellowships (e.g., K awards) are ineligible for this program. You must have completed any such program before the start of the IRL program. 
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:13 pm
Community partners may work in a variety of organizational settings, as long as their experience and expertise are relevant to the proposed research project. The community partner can work in any area, including community organizing, education, health care, local government, or any range of nonprofit and private sectors, whether health care-related or not.  For the… View Article
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:13 pm
Community Partners in Cohort 7 will be eligible to work with an organization to apply for mini grants from the National Program Center to provide additional financial support for the community partner’s employer, sponsoring institution, or another community organization directly involved in the research to help build the research capacity and infrastructure within the community… View Article
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:07 pm
Events normally held in-person will be virtual until it is safe to conduct them in person. However, much of the curriculum is intended to be completed in your own community. Any and all changes to the program curriculum, timeline, or experience will be communicated frequently and clearly.
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:06 pm
Successful IRL teams have these top three qualities: 1) the capacity and desire to become a research leader advancing population health and health equity; 2) a compelling vision for how research and community partners will collaborate and be accountable to and engage with the community; and 3) the ability to conduct credible and transparent research… View Article
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:05 pm
Learning objectives for all team members include: Increase expertise in interdisciplinary research. Engage in team leadership for the promotion of health equity. Understand how to use leadership and network skills to drive change in academic and community settings. Improve the facilitation of compelling, action-oriented research that improves health and advances health equity goals in all… View Article
Posted On March 29, 2021 11:04 pm
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