Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NCMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (T37)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), in collaboration with the Fogarty International Center (FIC), offers international research training opportunities for support of students in eligible health and research curricula who are from health disparities populations that are underrepresented in the basic sciences, biomedical, clinical or behavioral research career fields.

Applications are requested for innovative programs that provide international research training for the purpose of

  • encouraging undergraduate, graduate and/or health professions students, who are from health disparities populations, to pursue careers in basic science, biomedical, clinical and behavioral health research fields;
  • broadening the research efforts and scientific training of undergraduate, graduate, and/or health professions students from health disparities populations to encompass international health issues;
  • assisting undergraduate, graduate and/or health professions students who are from such populations to participate in U.S. and international faculty collaborative research initiatives;
  • seeking innovative approaches for addressing issues and/or hindrances associated with closing health disparities gaps; and
  • immersing the student in a research environment for exposure to the full spectrum of research activities, including theoretical modeling, development of hypothesis and design, data collection and analysis, clinical or lab activities, and practical problem solving exercises.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program awards are designed to enable U.S. institutions to offer short-term international research training opportunities to qualified students in basic science, biomedical, clinical or behavioral research programs. The programs are expected to be structured to accommodate at least 8 to 10 students as the annual budget allows. The training will occur in a single session anticipated to be 10 to 12 weeks in duration during the summer or for one semester during an academic year. At least 75 percent of a grantee's MHIRT trainees must be undergraduate students.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) outline of the training program; 2) recruitment strategy(ies); 3) anticipated outcomes of the program; and 4) plans for evaluation of the program.

Amount:

Direct Costs may not exceed $225,000 per year for a period of up to five years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

A non-required letter of intent is due July 20, 2008.

The application deadline is August 19, 2008.

URL for more information: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-08-006.html

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life sciences. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.