Partnership Capacity Building Fund

December 8, 2023

The Partnership Capacity Building Fund (PCBF) is intended to encourage and support graduate students to meaningfully engage and partner with patients (people with lived experience, caregivers and community representatives) as part of their Master’s thesis, placement and/or capstone projects, or doctoral research. The PCBF opportunity provides up to $1,500 to support eligible compensation costs for patient partners advising project objectives, supporting the development of data collection tools, helping with recruitment, interpreting data, and disseminating findings.

NOTE: This fund is not intended to support costs related to patients as research “participants”, but rather, as partners in research who are equal members of research teams, and provide input during various stages of a research project such as study design, priority setting, gathering and analyzing data, and/or helping distribute and implement research results.

Click on the links below to access the application documentation.


PCBF Signature Page

PCBF Application Guidelines

Applications are to be submitted as a single electronic file in PDF format to on or before 5:00 pm eastern on Thursday, February 1, 2024.