Call for applications
Center for Health Disparities Research to offer grants
Researchers seeking funding for projects that focus on disease prevention and novel health improvement interventions for rural and ethnically diverse populations are invited to apply for one of four grants offered through the Center for Health Disparities Research.
The Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) is a research, training, and outreach program focused on eliminating racial/ethnic, socio-economic, and rural/urban disparities in health. The mission of the CHDR is to foster an environment of collaborative research to improve understanding of the multiple factors that perpetuate health care disparities and develop effective interventions to eliminate racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and rural/urban disparities in health. An integral part of this mission is to provide pilot funds to support innovative research in eliminating health disparities.
MUSC’s CHDR Pilot Project Program is a one-year program that provides support for four pilot projects (up to $5,000 per year per project) for graduate or post-graduate students, fellows, or faculty from MUSC.
Pilot studies will be expected to serve as vehicles to collect preliminary data for subsequent competitive applications. Pilot funds may not be used for investigator salary support but can be used to support research assistants or buy statistical support necessary for the conduct of the study. Research ideas from all disciplines are welcomed. Graduate students, post-graduate students, and fellows should identify a faculty mentor for their projects.
Only projects that focus on the following three priority areas will be considered for funding:
Selected applicants will be notified in October for funding that will begin Nov. 1.
Send application materials to Helena Middleton-Brown, research program coordinator, CHDR, 135 Rutledge Ave., Room 280, MSC593, Charleston, S.C. 29425-5930; phone 876-1238; fax 876-1201; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008