Community-Academic Partnerships

Applying for Grants

The Community Tool Box outlines the key steps to creating a grant application that's likely to succeed. This could be helpful if you're newer to grants, or if you're looking for a step-by-step guide to work through with a partner.

Guide to Equitable Language in Grant Writing

This one-page infographic is a good reminder of some key considerations when writing about health disparities and health equity using language that accurately describes the context and respects/empowers the population. Perfect to print and post in your work space.

Community Partner Training for Human Subjects Research

To collaborate in research and have access to data, you must be trained in human subjects research ethics and principles. This free, two-hour training from Penn's Community Engagement and Research Core is approved by the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) of the...

How IRBs Protect Human Research Participants

Every community partner should know about the IRB because, to collaborate in academic research on human subjects, your research activities will need to be approved by the academic institution's IRB, or institutional review board. The IRB review ensures that the...

What is Community Anyway?

This article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review helps define "community" and the many ways to think about what makes communities unique. This is important for "outsiders" engaging in community-based work.

Community Wise Podcast: Racial Equity episode

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) podcast, titled Community Wise, welcomes PolicyLink President and CEO Michael McAfee to explore the present and future of community and economic development through the lens of racial equity. This is an informative...

The Curb-Cut Effect

This article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review defines the "curb-cut effect" which is the tendency for laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities or people who have been marginalized, often end up benefiting all of...

Community Advisory Boards

This presentation slide deck from the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute defines what a Community Advisory Board (CAB) is, how a CAB functions, why they are important, and what CAB members can expect. This is good if you've been invited to...