At VCU, community-engaged research (CEnR) is a collaborative process between the researcher and community partner that creates and disseminates knowledge and creative expression with the goal of contributing to the discipline and strengthening the well-being of the community.
What is Community-Engaged Research?
At VCU, community-engaged research (CEnR) is a collaborative process between the researcher and community partner that creates and disseminates knowledge and creative expression with the goal of contributing to the discipline and strengthening the well-being of the community. CEnR identifies the assets of all stakeholders and incorporates them in the design and conduct of the different phases of the research process.
As a high-impact practice, CEnR increases representation among first generation, Pell-eligible and underrepresented students, along with junior and underrepresented faculty and community partners as co-researchers.
Questions about trainings, pathways, programs and ways to get involved? Contact Amanda Hall, Ph.D, director of community-engaged research, at email@example.com.
ONE VCU Research Strategic Plan
As a public-serving R1 institution, VCU has developed the ONE VCU Research Strategic Plan “to enrich the human experience and advance human health and well-being through exceptionally creative, collaborative and community-engaged research. VCU focuses on achieving social impact through a culture of research collaboration, as set forth in the university’s grand plan Quest 2025: Together We Transform.”
Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort
The Center for Community Engagement and Impact and the Institutional Research and Decision Support have led the university in joining the Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort. The mission of the cohort is to apply long-term, place-based economic power, in combination with human and intellectual resources, to better the welfare of surrounding communities over time, with a particular focus on communities of moderate and limited incomes.
Interested in fellowships and grants to support your community-engaged research?
- 2021 Community-Engaged Research Impact Grants
- 2021 UROP Fellowships
- 2021 Equity Grant
- 2021 VCU Health Hub at 25th Scholar-in-Residence
The deadline for the Community Equity Scholar-in-Residence program at the VCU Health Hub at 25th has been extended due to organizational changes. The updated deadline to submit application and proposal materials is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 1.
An orientation to community-engaged research.
Comprehensive information on researchers around the world.
A peer-reviewed central repository to incorporate community-engaged research across disciplines.
The Wright Center
Infrastructure and resources for interdisciplinary human health research
Society and Health
An academic research center that studies the health implications of social factors
Health equity education and scholarship at the VCU Health Hub at 25th
Browse a list of community engagement conferences