Funded Projects

LaunchPad Awards

Through a competitive request for proposals process, the Healthy Communities Research Institute awards seed grants to promising research projects proposed by interdisciplinary teams from across the Kent State University community.  These grants are intended to support early research efforts in acquiring preliminary data upon which the team can build further research and propose more robust projects. Below you will find information on the projects that were awarded the HCRI seed grants. The RFP process typically begins in mid-April.  If you are interested in seed grant opportunities, please contact the HCRI Director so that you can be added to the HCRI listserv where seed grant announcements will be posted. 

2022 LaunchPad Award Recipients

2021 - No LaunchPad awards due to Covid-19 

2020 LaunchPad Award Recipients 

2019 LaunchPad Award Recipients

2018 LaunchPad Award Recipients

Dissertation and Thesis Awards

The Healthy Communities Research Institute Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards recognize the highest level of graduate student scholarship at Kent State University. These awards highlight the original and innovative work of our master’s students and doctoral candidates researching community health.

2022 Funded Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Award Recipients 

2021 Funded Distinguished Dissertation Award Recipients

Small Grants

In conjunction with the other Kent State University Institutes, the Healthy Communities Research Institute offers pilot funding to faculty members. Through this funding mechanism, research proposals can only be submitted to one institute. Small Grant recipients can be considered for supplemental funding from the University Research Council (URC). HCRI prioritizes funding high quality research projects that address the mission of our institute.

2022 Small Grant Funded Projects