Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation

What is CAGAT?

UNC’s Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) is an initiative started in 2012 designed to improve the grants management infrastructure for community-academic partnered research through the collaborative development and posting of guides, subsequent webinars, and assessments of their utility.

CAGAT serves as a resource for novice as well as experienced investigators and their project directors to improve communication and knowledge of university and federal policies and fiscal responsibilities during a grant-funded research timeline, including the application process and management of funded grants.

Academic Researcher’s Guide

This guide is designed for academic researchers interested in gaining a greater understanding of the grant submission and management process when conducting federally-funded, community-engaged research.*

The guide is for those seeking to:

  • Increase knowledge of the pre- and post-award grants management process for conducting community engaged research
  • Improve skills in completing key procedures for submitting and managing grants that involve community consultants or subcontracts with community organizations
  • Increase skills in communicating key procedures for submitting and managing grants with community partners

Although the guide is based on the pre- and post-awards process at UNC-Chapel Hill, the information presented may be useful for anyone interested in understanding or improving community-academic research partnerships involving grants management.

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Community Partner's Guide

Community-engaged research involves partnership-building between community members and academic researchers so that they are better able to communicate about multiple aspects of research.

The Community Partner’s Guide is a resource for any community member working with academic researchers, including those in leadership roles at community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, health-related organizations (e.g. health care practices, health departments, health-related non-profits, hospitals, practice-based research networks, etc.) and other organizations who are interested in community-engaged research.

This guide provides tips on the pre- and post-award grants management process to help improve skills in completing key procedures for submitting and managing grants.

Download the guide


Past Webinars

Feb 19, 2016 | Introduction to the Academic Researcher's Guide: Tips for Academic Researchers for Navigating the Pre-Award Process | View recorded session

May 19, 2016 | Introduction to the Academic Researcher's Guide: Tips for Communicating with Your Community Partners During the Post-Award Process | View recorded session

The CAGAT Webinar today was one of the best and most professional webinars I’ve participated in... you all did a great job! Information was very well presented. It was a strong panel of presenters.
— Webinar Participant

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*This is the inaugural release and may be periodically updated.