Planning Grants for NIDDK Community Engaged Research

May 2024 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Miranda Broadney, M.D., M.P.H.

Executive Summary

Understanding the critical importance of including rigorous community engagement in health research, NIDDK seeks to deepen the use of robust community engaged methods across the spectrum of the Institute’s research. This initiative proposes to solicit planning grant applications to assemble & strengthen community partnerships, assess feasibility and determine best practices to conduct community-engaged research focused on NIDDK mission diseases and populations that experience health disparities (HDPs). If successful, these planning grants would support, enable, and lay the groundwork for future clinical studies or trials which have been co-created with community investigators. This initiative will also establish research activities that include the priorities of communities who are affected by and could benefit from rigorous pragmatic planning around devising research questions, describing community assets, and developing intervention approaches to better understand and/or improve the prevention and treatment of NIDDK diseases and conditions. Subsequently, these new multidisciplinary teams should be prepared and equipped to execute their co-created research study.