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Community Engaged Scholars Program

SCTR Institute

CES-P participants in front of the MUSC College of Nursing
The 1st Cohort of Community Engaged Scholars in 2009 standing in front of the MUSC College of Nursing

The South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute offers the Community Engaged Scholars (CES-P) Program to:

  • Incentivize and foster community and academic partnerships
  • Encourage collaborative identification of community health priorities.
  • Develop and provide an in-person/online interactive group learning curriculum.
  • Provide up to $10,000 to help teams collect pilot data for future funding applications.

The purpose of the Community-Engaged Scholars Program (CES-P) is to increase the capacity of community-academic partnerships to conduct research with mutual ownership of the processes and products, and ultimately, improve the health of our communities in South Carolina and beyond.


Participants from the 4th Cohort of Community Engaged Scholars holding certificates of completion.

Past CES teams have:

  • Presented at state and national conferences, with both academic and community partners.
  • Been awarded funding to continue their research with community partners as co-investigators.
  • Published articles about their partnership teams and pilot work.
  • Established lasting partnerships within their communities.