Funding opportunity anounced for pilot projects in minority health or health disparities research

News from the NC TraCS Institute at UNC-CH:

The Carolina Comprehensive NIMHD Research Center (Project EXPORT) has announced a call for pilot grant proposals contributing to the improvement of minority health and/or the elimination of health disparities. Two projects will be funded at a maximum of $75,000 each.  Pilot projects should be completed within 12 months and have the potential to lead to a larger federally or foundation funded award application. Eligible projects include basic, clinical, behavioral, social sciences, translational, and communications research as well as population-based studies. Research should target one or more of the following diseases or conditions that have been identified by the Project EXPORT African American Church Network as priority health concerns: cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, mental health, and obesity.

Proposals Due:  May 27, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Request for proposals (PDF)

Description of church network (PDF)

NC TraCS Institute is the academic home of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at UNC-CH.  For more information about NC TraCS programs and services: 919 966-6022, nctracs@unc.edu, tracs.unc.edu

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