|Research Funding Opportunities|
Applications being accepted for three (3) one-year NIH-funded Awards up to $40,000 each, with a study period from 07/01/2013 to 06/30/2014
Who Should Apply:Minority, junior faculty researchers in academic institutions in Southern California, who are interested in conducting pilot research on minority elderly populations. We are particularly interested in researchers proposing to study African-American and Latino elders either in participatory research within local communities and/or using secondary data analyses. Funding Amount Available: There are three (3) one-year pilot-study awards available of up to a total of $40,000 each -- $20,000 funded from the UCLA / Charles Drew University (CDU) Resource Center for Minority Aging Research / Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (RCMAR/CHIME) and $20,000 funded from the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).
Focus of Proposals: Support will be given to pilot-study proposals that are consistent with the goal of the UCLA/CDU RCMAR/CHIME, to provide a research infrastructure of training and mentoring junior-level minority faculty who can advance their academic careers by conducting pilot-study research that contributes to the reduction of health disparities affecting minority elders. Typically, pilot studies that are selected involve developing the evidence base or providing preliminary data for intervention trials that aim to address disparities in the health care of older minority populations. Ideally, these pilot studies will also demonstrate effective inter-institutional and/or academiccommunity partnerships. These pilot studies may involve both primary data collection and secondary data analyses.
Selection Process of Letters of Intent: Applicants’ Letters of Intent will be selected based on:
Application Process of Letters of Intent and Proposals:
About UCLA/CDU RCMAR/CHIME & the UCLA CTSI
The UCLA/CDU RCMAR/CHIME and the UCLA CTSI are based in the David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA. RCMAR/CHIME is currently in its 11th year of NIH/NIA/RCMAR funding under
NIH/NIA Grant Number 2P30AG021684, and the UCLA CTSI is currently in its 3rd year of NIH/
funding under NIH/NCRR/NCATS Grant Number UL1TR000124.
Pilot Project Funding Available for Aging-Related Research
Pilot grant awards in aging-related basic, clinical and health services research are sought for inclusion in a competitive renewal application for the UCLA OAIC. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a UCLA faculty member or a faculty member from another institution who is collaborating with a UCLA faculty member. PI's who have had a pilots funded previously are eligible to apply (because, if the OAIC is awarded, this will be a new funding cycle). Funding level is dependent on scope of work, described on the following page. Funding for pilots would begin in July 2013. Because these pilots will be part of a competing renewal application, funding is contingent upon the OAIC grant being awarded to UCLA.
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