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Should the grant be awarded to both partners, the research partners, or practice partners?

An important consideration concerns who will receive the grant, associated funds, and recognition. There are three options: award the grant to the research partner, award the grant to the practice partner, split the award across each partner. It is important to consider how the funding will influence the partnerships power dynamics. Equally important is consideration of how the call for proposals can be structured to support long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between researchers and practitioners. There are also logistical considerations that can make it more or less difficult to receive an award. Given that RPP work is rooted in the notion of “partnership,” funders should consider how grantmaking can empower various stakeholders.

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