2020/2021 Penn Community Scholars Training Program (for Community-Based Organizations) – Sep 25

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on September 15, 2020

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Penn Community Scholars Program, a program of the  Penn Injury Science Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Penn Community Scholars Program is a 12-session virtual training series being offered to representatives of community-based organizations interested in learning more about the research process and building community-academic partnerships. Program components include: an introduction to community-academic partnerships, challenges and opportunities partnering with academics, building a logic model, evaluating impact, developing a winning pitch, and more. The program concludes in a culminating symposium (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpV7WNZb2Z8&feature=youtu.be) where Scholars pitch their ideas to a panel of funders and academics.

Ten to twelve community-based organizations will be selected via a competitive application process and may have 1 individual apply from their organization who will present a pitch. Individuals who complete all twelve sessions and make a final pitch presentation will receive a stipend for participation.

“The Community Scholars Program was one of the most professionally satisfying learning experiences I’ve ever had. I have been talking about the power of the program with lots of colleagues. It gave us the opportunity to think more deeply and carefully about what it takes to create responsible and productive research partnerships … the program also gave me new and extremely valuable insights into the process of defining a project and pitching it to funders.” (Penn Community Scholar, 2017)

“The Community Scholars Program helped our organization examine the work that we do from an academic and funding perspective. It allowed us to think about outcomes and data and how they may appeal to those looking to invest in programming that strengthen individuals and communities.” (Penn Community Scholar, 2018)

Learn more and apply: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdCRRef13B8rRsh

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