Funding Opportunities

External Funding Opportunities

Program in Health Disparities Research Pilot Grants: Minnesota Department of Health

The University of Minnesota Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) announces the 2017 Pilot Grants in Health Disparities Research. These grants are designed to encourage community-initiated research and foster sustainable long-term collaboration between community-based organizations and academic researchers on research projects focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities.

2017 Pilot grant proposals must focus on: 

  1. Health disparities from second hand smoke in Minnesota
  2. Cancer-related health disparities in Minnesota
  3. Any health disparities topic in North Minneapolis
  4. A Broader sharing of new knowledge generated from a research project (e.g., dissemination research) related to topics 1-3 above

 Important Dates:

February 17: Pre-application workshop (highly recommended)

February 27: Deadline for mandatory letter of interest (2,500 character max.) on a health disparities research topic from a community-based organization with an interest in health disparities 

March 6: Community-academic teams invited to submit full application

March 24: Matching process completed for community-based organizations without an academic researcher matched by Program staff and invited to submit full proposal 

May 2: Full research proposals due from research teams

June 12: 2017 Grant awardees announced

More details and application information here

Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announce the continuation of the program for administrative supplements to research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances.  The purpose of these supplements is to encourage such individuals to re-enter research careers within the missions of all the program areas of NIH.  This program will provide administrative supplements to existing NIH research grants for the purpose of supporting full-time or part-time research by these individuals to update their existing research skills and knowledge.

Please find more information on the grant opportunity here

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Opportunity for junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows at the University of Minnesota: Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring Program

The University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research is organizing a mentoring program, Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring (HELM), that aims to enhance the academic excellence and leadership capacity of diverse faculty and health disparities researchers at the University of Minnesota and ultimately reduce health inequities.  HELM will focus on some of the challenges that trainees from minority and underserved groups and other faculty whose research is addressing health equity may face.  

Please find more information on the grant opportunity here.

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