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Research Announcements for the Week Ending June 23, 2017

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Predoctoral Stipends, Training Related Expenses, Institutional Allowance, and Tuition/Fees Effective for Fiscal Year 2017

Culture of Health
Infant Health
Preventive Medicine Residency
UIC Internal Competitions (Midwest Roybal, CCTS Pilot Grants)


Date Due: Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
Integration of Individual Residential Histories into Cancer Research (R01)
Sponsor: NCI

Companion FOA: PA-17-295, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support substantive investigation of the role of individual residential histories in cancer etiology and outcomes, and to encourage the development of complex analytical strategies in support of substantive investigation

Culture of Health

Date Due: open
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson


Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Our mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. We are especially interested in research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.

Infant Health

Date Due: Dec. 1, 2017 (Concept Paper)
Research Grants
Sponsor: Gerber Foundation

The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to have a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from birth to three years of age.

Grants of up to $350,000 will be awarded for research projects focused on care provider issues that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. In particular, the foundation is looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale within a predictable time frame to clinical application. Major target areas for research include new diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, and less invasive; new treatment regimens that are improved or novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have fewer side effects, and provide optimal dosing; symptom relief; preventative measures; assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.); and risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.

Preventive Medicine Residency

Date Due: Aug. 1, 2017
Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F)
Sponsor: CDC

Physicians seeking board certification in preventive medicine should apply for the Preventive Medicine Residency while veterinarians, nurses, or other health professionals with a MPH should apply for the fellowship.

PMR/F participants are selected from among highly qualified applicants drawn to public health and interested in developing their leadership and management skills in an experiential learning environment as evidenced by:

  • a demonstrated interest in public health work through the course selection in their academic transcripts, research or dissertation (if applicable), and prior experiences with governmental or  nongovernmental public health agencies.
  • varied experiences in applied epidemiology in different topical areas and geographic placements in the U.S.
  • a record of high academic achievement, teamwork, innovation, and leadership

UIC Internal Competition (Midwest Roybal, CCTS)

Date Due: Sept. 11, 2017
Doctoral Pilot Funding
UIC Sponsor: Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation
URL: for more details and the application; email applications to Saja Froukh at

The  Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation takes great pride in announcing the availability of  doctoral pilot funding.  The Center can use  $12,500 to fund  1-2 projects by doctoral candidates studying health promotion (exercise, diet, substance abuse, sleep, stress, health screenings),  factors that enhance motivation for behavior change, and factors that promote the translation of evidenced based programs into activities that are sustainable at the community level. Studies must focus on older adult participants (50+).

Date Due: Letters of intent (REQUIRED) due by 12 noon, Friday, June 30, 2017; pilot grant application (INVITATION ONLY) due by 12 noon, Friday, September 1, 2017; Award decisions: Monday, October 16, 2017
CCTS Pilot Grants: Academic Year 2017-2018 Call for Applications
UIC Sponsor; CCTS
 Read the full RFA and Pilot Grant Guidelines

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) announces the availability of pilot grant funding for AY 2017-2018. This program focuses on clinical and translational research, and as such, all applications must involve human subjects, facilitate human subject investigations, establish infrastructure related to human subject investigation, or concern disease mechanisms with clear, near term implications for therapeutics or prevention. Pilot funding aims to support several aspects of the collaboration that will lead to a successful, extramurally funded research programs. 

Although applications are welcome in the broad domains of clinical translational research, we are especially interested in applications covering the following priority areas for Fall 2017 funding:

  • Studies on methods to improve the clinical translational research process (e.g., improvements in informed consent; recruitment/retention/engagement strategies; use of Electronic Health Records for recruitment)
  • Projects grounded in bidirectional community-based participation
  • Dissemination and implementation science
  • Child health research
  • Studies that address health equity

Pilot grants can be up to 2 years in duration ($30,000 each year, with second year funding contingent upon progress made during year 01) and focus specifically on activities needed to prepare competitive NIH grant proposals.





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