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LCH Funding Opportunities

LCH Small Grants Program

The Latino Center for Health is pleased to offer awards for community academic partnerships and pilot projects to promote Latinx health. Two levels of funding are available: Community and academic partners that are in the early stages of collaboration can apply for small grants of up to $5,000 to support planning for future research projects. Those applying to conduct pilot research projects can request up to $15,000. Funds can be awarded to the community organization, the researcher’s institution or both. We evaluate the scientific merit, significance, approach, level of innovation, strength of community partnership, and feasibility of the proposed research. We encourage proposals that address our priority research areas (health care access and utilization, behavioral health, violence prevention, and occupational health).

Call for 2019 proposals is now closed! Please check periodically for next year's call.

2018 Awardees

$5,000 Award to Build Community-Academic Partnerships

Dr. Bea Gandara (UW School of Dentistry) & Casa Latina
Project Title: The Urban Oral Health Promotores Project

Dr. Kathleen Kieran (Seattle Children’s Hospital) & Yakima Children’s Village
Project Title: Identifying Barriers to Transition of Care for Rural Latino Children in Yakima with Special Healthcare Needs

$20,000 Award for Pilot Research

Dr. Lorena Alarcón-Casas Wright (UW Medicine) & Valley Medical Center
Project Title: Project Title: Compañeros en Salud: Adapting and Pilot Testing Culturally-Tailored Diabetes Self-Management Program for Urban Latinos

Dr. Carmen Gonzalez (UW Dept. of Communications) & Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA)
Project Title: Evaluating the Use of Technology in Language Assistance Programs Serving Latino and Other LEP Communities in Washington State

Dr. Sara Chrisman (UW Medicine) & SeaMar Community Health Centers
Project Title: Developing Support Materials for Provider-Initiated Conversations About Concussion Safety with Limited English Proficient Hispanic Families

To learn more about the projects, click here

2016 Awardees

2016 Grant Awardees

Student Travel Awards

Submission Deadlines: October 10th and March 10th

In an effort to promote sustainable collaboration between Latino communities, both domestically and globally, and academic scholarship at the University of Washington, the Latino Center for Health offers their Student Travel Award Program. The program provides award amounts up to $1,000, which covers conference registration and travel-related expenses for UW students. Priority will be given to graduate students, primary authors and presentation topics that address Latino health issues, but others are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on October 10th and March 10th. For additional information please contact

To apply, please download the application below:

LCH Student Travel Grant Application

Past Award Recipients:

  • Francisco Rios Casas, Department of Health Services
  • Cathea Carey, Department of Health Services
  • Janeth Sanchez, Department of Health Services
  • Alisa Tirado-Strayer, School of Social Work & Department of Health Services
  • Beth Bollinger, Department of Communication
  • Carolina Nieto-Ruiz, Department of Communication