Latino Center for Health Small Grants Program

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The Latino Center for Health (LCH) at the University of Washington provides leadership to promote the health and well-being of Latinos in Washington State across the lifespan through innovative community-engaged research partnerships and culturally responsive professional development for students and faculty. Towards this end, LCH is pleased to announce the availability of the 2022-2023 small research grants to address the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of Latinos in Washington state through collaborations between academic investigators and community-based organizations serving Latino communities.

Proposals must be co-led by an academic researcher and a community partner serving Latino Communities in Washington state. Academic researchers serving as Principal Investigators must be faculty at the University of Washington (Seattle, Tacoma, or Bothell). This includes those with affiliate and acting faculty appointments, as well as Research Scientists who are permitted by their school, department, or research center to serve independently as a Principal Investigator on federal grants. We especially encourage junior faculty to apply.

Proposals are evaluated on their innovation, significance, approach, strength of community partnership, and feasibility of the proposed research within the funding period. LCH is specifically looking for proposals that (1) examine the impact of COVID-19 on health and well-being of the Latino community in WA state, and (2) support and/or promote changes in practice and policy with regards to the pandemic to provide sustainable change. We encourage projects focusing on less studied Latino populations (e.g., pregnant women, people with disabilities, children, indigenous Latino and AfroLatino).

Funding Level 
Applicants may request up to $15,000. Priority will be given to proposals for new pilot research projects, though proposals for augmentation of existing projects will be considered. Funding is for a one-year period only (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). No extensions can be granted. Applicants are encouraged but not required to seek matching funding from their organization, department or other units. It is important to note that funding is only for direct costs; indirect costs are not included. LCH will review only one proposal by a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator during a single review period. Similarly, only one project per community organization may be submitted during each review period.

Application Procedures: 
A 1-page letter of intent describing the community-academic partnership, primary goal of the project, anticipated outcomes, and timeline for completion must be submitted by February 25, 2022 to

Please use the LOI template attached.

  • Projects described in the letters of intent will be reviewed by the small grants committee.
  • Projects that address the thematic priorities of the request for letters of intent, describe meaningful academic-community partnership and can be completed within the funding period will be invited to submit a full proposal.
  • The letter of intent should be signed by both the academic and community project leads.

Applicants will be notified if they are invited to submit a full application by March 18, 2022. Full applications will be due April 22, 2022. Award notifications will be made May 20, 2022 with a project start date of July 1, 2022.

For questions, please contact Kisna Prado at email

Deadline: 2/25/22

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