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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.

Community-Engaged Research

 

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.

Questions about trainings, pathways, programs and ways to get involved? Contact Amanda Hall, Ph.D, director of community-engaged research in the Center For Community Engagement and Impact, at hallaf2@vcu.edu.

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.”

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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.

Training

A variety of trainings and workshops are available to faculty interested in learning more about community-engaged research.

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Funding

Interested in fellowships and grants to support your community-engaged research?

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New Faculty

An orientation to community-engaged research.

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Academic Analytics

Comprehensive information on researchers around the world.

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Resource Hub

A peer-reviewed central repository to incorporate community-engaged research across disciplines.

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Community-Engaged Scholars

Engagement with the community is supported at high levels at this university, and it matters in being able to teach effectively and produce valuable scholarship.

Meghan Gough, Ph.D 
Associate professor L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

The Wright Center

Infrastructure and resources for interdisciplinary human health research

 

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Society and Health

An academic research center that studies the health implications of social factors

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UROP Fellowships

Undergraduate community-engaged research fellowships

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Conferences

Browse a list of community engagement conferences

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