Community Engagement Pilot (CE-Pilot)

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Supports community-academic partnerships to perform pilot studies that will strengthen relationships and produce preliminary data for future competitive grant applications.

The RFA and funding for both Partnership Development and Joint Pilot Projects are issued annually in September.

CE-Pilot Award Categories

Partnership Development Projects $8,000: 2020 cycle - RFA available September 2019
This funding opportunity is open to new or potential community and academic partners who are interested in a Partnership Development (PD) project dedicated to relationship building, exploration of shared areas of interest, and the development of a research project focused on T3/T4 Translational Research, which includes research evaluating the translation of evidence-based interventions or practices into real world, clinical and community settings.
Joint Pilot Projects $20,000:  2020 cycle - RFA available September 2019
Supports established community-academic partnerships that plan to conduct well-defined joint research projects that produce preliminary data for future competitive grant applications.

Request for Applications (RFA)

Each RFA describes category eligibility and application requirem​ents.
CE-Pilot 2020 RFA for Partnership Development or Joint Pilot Projects: Available September 2019

How to Apply - Partnership Development or Joint Pilot Project Grants

Step 1: Submit Intent to Apply Form

The Mandatory Intent to Apply Form collects preliminary information and must be submitted online. Submission by any other means will not be accepted.

​The Intent to Apply Form is not binding, and the information may be modified later during the application process.

Submission of the Intent to Apply Form will generate a confirmation email with your application number that is required to access the online application system in Step 2 below.

Step 2: Submit Application

The application consists of an online Application Form, and Proposal PDF attachments submitted online with the Form. Submission by any other means will not be accepted.

The online application system can only be accessed with the assigned Application Number from the Intent to Apply confirmation email.

The Application Form will be partially pre-populated from your Intent to Apply Form -- all information may be revised until the application is submitted. The Application Form will become the cover page for your Application.

The proposal must be formatted as a PDF document, and will be comprised of the 500 word abstract (not included in 6 page limit), application information and questions found in the RFA, references, budget and justification, and (if applicable) letters of support, mentorship letter and MOUs.

CE-Pilot Grants
2020-2021 Key Dates

RFA Posted
September 1, 2019

Webinar/Conference Call (optional)
September 16, 2019

Mandatory Intent to Apply Deadline
November 15, 2019

Application Deadline
December 15, 2019

Tentative Award Notification
March 1, 2020

Mandatory In-Person Training
March 15, 2020

Tentative Award Start Date
May 1, 2020

Tentative Partnership Development Award End Date
January 31, 2021

Tentative Joint Pilot Award End Date
April 30, 2021

Applicant Webinar

Date: September 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Join From:
PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/220561396

Phone: 646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 220 561 396

Applicant Webinar Materials:
Webinar Slides
Webinar Video

Contact Us

CE-Pilot Program Questions

Dee Smyth
303-724-5731

CE-Pilot Program Leadership

Ben Robb
Program Manager
Community Engagement
720-398-5665

Montelle Tamez
Deputy Director
Community Engagement