Colorado Immersion Training

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What is Colorado Immersion Training?

Applications for the 2022 CCTSI Colorado Immersion Training (CIT) in Community Engagement is now closed.

The Colorado Immersion Training (CIT) is a unique community-campus educational initiative that aims to introduce an expanded pool of researchers to community-based participatory research (CBPR) and community engagement. CIT supports a change in the research trajectory of junior faculty, early career researchers and doctoral students towards community engagement. CIT is a six-month program for researchers from all disciplines seeking new skills and knowledge in community engaged translational research.

  • Learn core principles of community-based participatory research and community engaged translational research
  • Develop skills to engage community partners in research
  • Spend time in a local Colorado community to learn first-hand about the community and begin relationship-building
  • Receive ongoing technical assistance and coaching from CCTSI Faculty and Staff
  • Learn about special funding opportunities

Who should apply?

CIT is for researchers from all health-related disciplines seeking new skills and knowledge in community engagement and CBPR. Faculty, early career researchers, instructors, fellows, post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus or another CCTSI-affiliated institution. See the application for more detailed information about eligibility. 

2022 Tracks

Rural Southeast Colorado Community, Urban Denver/Aurora Communities.

2022 Program Dates*

  • Application Deadline: March 16th
  • Orientation: April 13, 5:00-7:00pm
  • Directed Readings and Online Discussion: May 2 - May 29
  • Week Intensive in Community: June 6 - 10
  • Program Debrief: July 13
  • Follow up & Mentoring: June–October   

*Before you apply! Please ensure that you are available to participate in the entire course, which includes meetings, directed readings, five full-days/evenings in community, and related follow-up activities. Rural track participants must be available to spend 5 consecutive days and 4 nights in Southeast CO. Partial participation is not permitted.

​​Please contact Kaylee Gordon, 760-963-7818 if you have any questions.