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Health disparities pilot grant call for proposals

Image with caption: Jennifer Larsen, MD, UNMC vice chancellor for research

Jennifer Larsen, MD, UNMC vice chancellor for research

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has announced the 2021-22 call for the Health Disparities Pilot Grant program in support of the Healthy People 2020 Initiative and the shared mission of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine to transform lives to create a healthy future for all.

All UNMC faculty who have a signed employment agreement in place with a start date of Nov. 1, 2020, or before, are eligible to apply. A committee of UNMC and community members will be identified to review applications and selection priority will be based on:

  • Scientific merit and likelihood of new extramural funding
  • Health disparities significant in our regions, as documented by literature or community member priorities
  • Proposals with the greatest impact (on prevalence or severity of disparities)
  • Focused on under-represented minorities in our region: African-Americans, Latinx, Native Americans
  • Projects being conducted in Nebraska, in part or wholly
  • Evidence of community participation and/or input as documented by letters(s) of support, where applicable

Applications must be submitted through the NuRamp Internal Competitions module by 5 p.m. CST on March 9. Details regarding the program, including the complete Request for Application (RFA), and application forms may be found on the vice chancellor's research resources funding website.

Questions may be addressed to Tess Kuenstling, director of research resources, by email or by calling 402-559-6162. Questions regarding the NuRamp application system may directed to Linda Wilkie or James Geiger by email or by phone (402-559-7649 or 402-559-4565) or through the NuRamp support email. Instructional guides for working in NuRamp may be found here.

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