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Community Event Funds

host drumThe Center for American Indian Community Health (CAICH) is pleased to provide funding opportunities for Center members who would like to hold events that benefit American Indian communities.  Funds are designed to be used for events held in community locations with a target audience of American Indian community members.  Events can be held for research, service, or educational activities.  Community event grants are reviewed on a rolling basis by the CAICH Executive Committee; decisions are typically made within one month of submission.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a CAICH member (associate or full).
  • Must hold the rank of Assistant Professor or higher at KUMC or a partner college or university (modified titles are acceptable).
  • Preference will be given to junior faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor and to any individual who has never held external funding for a project focused on American Indians.


  • Applications are reviewed by the CAICH Executive Committee, made up of Core Directors and Assistant Directors, as they are submitted.  Decisions will typically be made within one month.
  • You will be asked to provide information about the individuals involved in planning the event, the target audience, where the event will be held, purpose of the event, and how the money will be spent.
  • Up to $1000 may be requested. 
  • Budget may not be used to fund salary.
  • Acceptable expenses include location space rental, food for community members, door prizes, and supplies.  If you would like funding for a different aspect of the event, please contact Coreen Gunja at or 913-588-0866 to determine if that aspect is allowable.
  • Applicants may request CAICH assistance at the event in addition to their budget.
  • Interested investigators should submit our on-line application, located here.
Last modified: Jul 26, 2018
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