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The Broderick Crawford Community-Research Partnership Awards

Frontiers and the Frontiers Community and Collaboration Core are pleased to announce the availability of the Broderick Crawford Community-Research Partnership Awards to support the Development of new academic-community partnerships or to strengthen existing partnerships. These awards will be used to facilitate community-based activities that build trust and strengthen relationships between researchers, patient advocates, community members and/or community-based organizations.

Up to six awards issued annually; each award is up to $2,500. 

About the Broderick A. Crawford:

Broderick Crawford was the President and Executive Director of the NBC Community Development Corporation. With over 30 years of experience in health care and community advocacy, Broderick was a national leader for community voice in research. He served on the Recruitment Innovation Center Community Advisory Board and was a Co-Principal Investigator on a large National Institutes of Health funded RADx-UP grant project in 10 Kansas counties. Many of us were fortunate enough to call him a friend and colleague and he more than deserves this award to be named in his honor.

Broderick Crawford Community-Research Partnership Funding Mechanism is Currently Closed.


Community – A group of individuals, families, neighborhoods, or other social units that have common features that characterize them in a meaningful and non-derogatory way (this includes communities of healthcare providers or practitioners) as a group.   

Community-Based Organization - A community-based or community connected organization is an organization embedded in a community and closely serving the members of a community in some fashion. These may be community service organizations but might also be educational entities or government programs having regular service contact with community members. A non-profit or community serving entity that provides services or supports to a community or group that could be defined as a community.    

Community Member - an individual that self-identifies as a member of a particular community or group that could be defined as a community. 

Patient Advocate – an individual or family member of an individual with experience of a disease or condition that positions them to serve as an expert advisor to researchers planning to conduct scholarship on that disease or condition.  

Researchers and Research Teams from all Frontiers partner institutions (KU Medical Center, KU-Lawrence, KU School of Medicine - Wichita, University of Kansas Health System, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City University, K-State).

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