From the GMR: FUNDING NCMHD Health Disparities Research (R01)

Hello, Network Members,
Up to $250,000 is available through this grant. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 29, 2010
Executive Summary
Purpose. The overarching goal of this FOA is to solicit innovative research addressing elements of health disparities. Research focused on disease and/or conditions that disproportionately affect racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations is a growing field and has been employed lately in understanding the dynamics contributing to health disparities. Funding for this FOA will support investigators who propose to conduct health disparities research using its principles to improve health. The research should take into account the characteristics of health systems and health seeking behaviors that propagate disparities. The focus of the targeted research is diverse and may include racial/ethnic minorities and other health disparity populations (such as, rural and low-income populations). Several approaches could be used when designing the specific project. Research aims may include but are not limited to biological, behavioral change strategies, lifestyle factors, environmental, social and structural barriers, economics, institutional and cultural, family influences, delivery system interventions, medical procedures and regimens (including alternative therapy), medical assistive devices and technologies.
Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.
NCMHD has designated approximately $ 3.8 million in total costs to fund 10 or more awards in FY2011, contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications. The awards will be made through this offering in FY 2011.

Budget and Project Period.
An applicant may request a budget of direct costs up to $250,000 per year and a project period of up to five years
Please see the following URL for more information:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-11-001.html
Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

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