The Program at a Glance

December 19, 2016 1:08 pm
Who is IRL for?

Teams of three people—two researchers and one community partner—who are interested in applying research to build healthier, more equitable communities.

  • Researchers must have a terminal degree in their field (e.g., PhD) or extensive research or evaluation experience.
  • Community partners must have close ties to a community of interest, must have the potential to take action on the issue themselves or have relationships with entities that can take action.
  • Teams must include members from different disciplines and perspectives.
  • Teams do not need to be located in the same geographic area, but must work cohesively together. 


What do fellows receive?
  • Leadership training.
  • Opportunities to learn and apply cutting-edge research methods.
  • Annual support of $25,000 per person for three years.
  • A one-time research grant of up to $125,000 per team to design and implement a research project.
  • Mentoring from national leaders.
  • Extensive networking opportunities.


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