Funding Setbacks: Partnership Strategies for Success

  • Barbra Beck Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Staci Young Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Trinitie Wilke Medical College of Wisonsin
  • Cheryl A. Maurana Medical College of Wisconsin
Keywords: Higher Education, Campus-Community Partnerships, Funding


Universities and communities are increasingly forming partnerships to fulfill a common mission. Nearly every partnership has faced the challenge of continuing in the face of a grant denial. While rejections are not uncommon in the academic setting, the implications of lack of funding are different for a community~ academic partnership. By applying nine "Principles of Good Partnership," two partnerships demonstrate how to transition beyond funding setbacks to programmatic implementation and partnership progress.