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CHDR announces call for applications

The Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) is requesting  graduate or post-graduate students, fellows, and MUSC faculty answer its “Call for Applications” which is associated with the annual CHDR Pilot Project Program.
Projects must focus on one of three priority areas: (1) health disparities; (2) community-based translational research; and (3) rural health. The CHDR Pilot Project Program is a one-year program that provides support for four to six pilot projects (up to $5,000 per year per project). 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 welcome. Graduate students, post-graduate students, and fellows should identify faculty mentors for their projects.
The deadline for all applications is Sept. 30  and must include: a research proposal (maximum of three pages) containing a statement of the problem (including specific aims and background/rationale), methods to be used, anticipated results, and discussion of how planned efforts will lead to future funding; a biographical sketch for the investigator on the standard PHS 398 form; a one-page letter of support from a primary mentor for graduate students, post-graduate students, or fellows; and budget and justification on the standard PHS 398 form.
Selected applicants will be notified in October for funding that will begin Nov. 1. For information contact Stephanie Brown-Guion at 876-1227, or visit pilot%20project%20program.htm.
Send application materials to Stephanie Brown-Guion, program coordinator II, Center for Health Disparities Research, 135 Rutledge Ave., Room 280, MSC593, Charleston, S.C.,  29425-5930.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009

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