Community Research and Innovative Scholars (CRISP)
The Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP) is a unique component of the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) Community Engagement and Research Section. CRISP’s primary goal is to support the development of independent University of Massachusetts researchers who conduct community engaged research. Community engaged research involves collaboration with community partners along the translational research continuum. Engaging stakeholders outside of the academy to address complex and pressing societal issues is essential to the production of knowledge and advancement of translational science.