Daily Archives: August 8, 2011

Congressman to hold federal grants workshop

U.S. Rep. Brad Miller will host a workshop on applying for federal grants.  The event will be held on Wednesday at Alamance Community College in Graham.  The details, from his Facebook page:

Raleigh – U.S. Representative Brad Miller will host a Federal Grants Workshop to introduce participants to the federal grants process. Following the opening session, representatives from eight federal agencies will be on hand to explain grant opportunities and highlight the application process. In FY2011, federal agencies awarded more than 2,500 grants to non-profits, small business and local governments in the 13th District.

WHAT: 2011 Federal Grants Workshop

WHO:   Rep. Brad Miller, Alamance Community College President Dr. Martin H. Nadelman, representatives from federal agencies

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10th, Workshop opens at 8:30 A.M.           (Congressman will speak at 9am)

 WHERE: Alamance Community College, Carrington-Scott Campus,  1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, NC 27258

Questions: Gail Eluwa, 919 836-1313, Gail.Eluwa@mail.house.gov

RSVP: rsvpnc13@mail.house.gov

The N.C. A&T grant of the month for July: $803,000 for research in health disparities

The Sponsored Funding Report for July:

N.C. A&T received 11 grants totaling $1.55 million in July.

One highlight of July’s funding was a grant worth $803,177 from the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, to Dr. Goldie Byrd of the Department of Biology. The funding is the fourth grant in support of a five-year, $4 million project.

The project: Expanding Research and Research Training Infrastructure at NCA&TSU

The issue: The emphasis of this proposal is on developing collaborative junior faculty members and students to become independent researchers and thought leaders in eliminating health disparities.

Abstract: Objectives of this project are to: 1) Create a focused environment in which minority students remain in the biomedical science pipeline and become thought leaders for eliminating health disparities;  2) Create a mentored and collaborative environment for health disparities research; 3) Develop a centralized community model for educating minorities about health disparities and for recruiting minorities into health disparities research; and 4) enhance the administrative, technical and research resources that facilitate health disparities research.  This project will develop a research niche in cancer biology, develop a core facility for genomics and informatics research tools, develop a core resource for subject ascertainment and education outreach, enrich student training and development through a bridge to the master’s degree, and provide meaningful assessment and feedback to developing researchers.

The complete list of grants received in July (xlsx file).