How to Develop a Network of Enthusiastic Research Participants: The Great Resilience in Texas (GRIT) Awards




Schneider, Jessica
Daspit, Joshua J.

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Background: In 2022-2023, the Translational Health Research Center (THRC) launched the Great Resilience in Texas (GRIT) Awards in partnership with TXST’s SCALEUP and Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The awards were conceived as a mechanism to identify research participants for THRC Faculty Fellow and SCALEUP Director, Dr. Josh Daspit, to use when surveying small businesses across the state as part of the SCALEUP program. Purpose: THRC is a research center focused on community health and economic resilience. The GRIT Awards have 3 primary objectives. 1. Build a network of small businesses that can be accessed for research purposes. All nominees were given the option to opt in for future studies and dissemination efforts. 2. Position TXST as a “hub” for resilience and related resources to support small businesses and foster economic resilience. 3. Highlight the great work being done by small businesses throughout Texas and learn from their experiences.



health, economic resilience, small businesses, translational health research, Great Resilience in Texas, GRIT Awards


Schneider, J., & Daspit, J. J. (2023). How to develop a network of enthusiastic research participants: The Great Resilience In Texas (GRIT) Awards. Poster presented at the Health Scholar Showcase, Translational Health Research Center, San Marcos, Texas.


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