Grant Academy

Healthy Communities Research Institute announces the Academic Year 2023-2024 Grant Academy. The Academy seeks to discover and encourage individuals of outstanding talent keen on research. For this academic year cohort, six promising research professionals will be selected to receive individualized mentoring on the grant writing process. Grant funding is an increasingly competitive process in which guided expertise is critical to crafting the most fundable research proposals. Describing one's research in a way that can be understood and valued is critical in the competitive selection process. To be eligible for participation, you must be a member of HCRI. To join HCRI, please use this link:

Guidelines for Grant Academy

Grant Academy Application


Healing Stanzas

Healing Stanzas:  Caring for our minds and bodies through reflective writing is a collaboration among the Wick Poetry Center, the Brain Health Research Institute, and the Healthy Communities Research Institute. This project combines the science of brain health and public health with the creative energy of the humanities to provide Kent State University students, staff, and faculty with an opportunity to improve wellness through reflective poetry.


Qualitative Research Methods Series

The Qualitative Research Methods Series is a collaboration among HCRI, the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute, and the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Methods Program. This series aims to foster learning opportunities, generate new ideas, and create networks among qualitative researchers at Kent State University and beyond. The 2021-2022 three-part series consisted of the following sessions: 1) Innovations in Qualitative Research, 2) Planning for Analysis and Publication for Qualitative and Creative Research, and 3) Seeking and Securing Funding as a Qualitative Researcher. Recordings and materials from this series can be found here. Stay tuned for future sessions and workshops geared toward qualitative research. 


More initiatives are coming soon! 

Please get in touch with Dr. Clare Stacey with questions: