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Check out these funding opportunities in Latino health disparities and cancer research:
NCI/CRCHD Administrative Supplements
Three new fiscal year 2010 administrative supplement opportunities are available from the National Cancer Institute and the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD). These opportunities are to: Expand NCI-supported community outreach capacity through community health educators; develop a CHE education/outreach plan; and conduct community-engaged research on HIV/AIDS-related cancers. The application deadline is Aug. 6, 2010.
Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities
Applications are invited for the NIH research grant, Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01). Purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U.S. population. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. The letter of intent deadline is Aug. 14, 2010.
NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards
The NIH is accepting proposals for 2011 NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards. Both programs are part of the NIH Common Fund and support exceptionally creative scientists who take highly innovative, potentially high-impact approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply. Pioneer Award application deadline is Sept. 13, and the New Innovator Award deadline is Sept. 20.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) welcomes proposals for 2011 NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards, which support exceptionally creative scientists who take highly innovative, potentially high-impact approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.
Pioneer Awards provide up to $2.5 million over 5 years and are open to scientists at any career stage.
New Innovator Awards provide up to $1.5 million over the same period and are for early stage investigators (those who have not received an NIH R01 or similar grant and are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency).
NIH expects to fund at least 7 Pioneer Awards and 33 New Innovator Awards in summer 2011.
To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has released new videos to show new applicants and others how NIH assesses over 80,000 grant applications each year to help find those with the most merit, as well as offer tips to potential applicants.
With the majority of NIH’s $31 billion budget supporting grants to researchers, these assessments help ensure investments lead to significant advances in science and health.
“The video provides an inside look at the dynamic way reviewers evaluate NIH grant applications,” said CSR Director Dr. Toni Scarpa. “You’ll see the rigor and integrity of their efforts, which have enabled NIH to identify ground-breaking research year after year.”
Watch the NIH video on the grant review process here or below:
Watch the video, NIH Tips for Applicants, here or below:
Check out the latest in funding opportunities related to Latinos:
NIH Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting applications for Recovery Act Limited Competition: The NIH Director’s ARRA Funded Pathfinder Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce (DP4). This funding opportunity introduces a new research grant program to encourage exceptionally creative individual scientists to develop highly innovative and possibly transforming approaches for promoting diversity in the biomedical, behavioral and other research fields. Letter of intent are due April 5, 2010.
RWJF New Connections Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a call for proposals for New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming. The program aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the RWJF. The program invites junior investigator scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities to address specific questions posed by one of RWJF’s program areas, including childhood obesity. Brief proposals are due April 7, 2010.
Active Living Research Grants
Active Living Research, an RWJF national program, seeks applications for research grants to inform policy and environmental strategies for boosting youths’ physical activity, decreasing their sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity. Applications are due April 14, 2010.
The National Institutes of Health is launching a $37 million research program on human behavior to develop more effective interventions to reduce obesity. The program, Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Reduce Obesity, will fund interdisciplinary teams of researchers at seven sites.
Investigators will conduct experimental and formative research to increase understanding of populations being studied, small studies known as proof of concept trials, and pilot and feasibility studies to identify promising new avenues for encouraging behaviors that prevent or treat obesity.
The program’s studies focus on diverse populations at high risk of being overweight or obese, including Latino and African American adults, youths, low-income populations, pregnant women, and women in the menopausal transition. Interventions being developed include new approaches to promote awareness of specific eating behaviors, decrease the desire for high-calorie foods, reduce stress-related eating, increase motivation to adhere to weight loss strategies, and engage an individual’s social networks and communities to encourage physical activity.
One of the research projects is:
- SCALE: Small Changes and Lasting Effects, New York City: This project will develop and refine a mindful eating intervention aimed at producing small, sustainable changes in eating behavior in overweight or obese African American and Latino adults with a goal of achieving at least a 7 percent weight reduction in each participant.
Latinos and African Americans make up nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population.
Yet, in 2005, they comprised only 3.2 percent of funded principal investigators on National Institutes of Health (NIH) research project grants and 5.5 percent of research trainees supported by NIH training grants.
A concerted move is under way to change that, particularly at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where several programs are focused on increasing the diversity of the cancer research workforce.
Read more about this effort here.