Funding and Training Opportunities
Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI)
JUNE 12-17, Madison, Wisconsin
HELI is an intensive weeklong “research boot camp” for investigators, the aim of which is to increase the number of investigators engaged in health equity research. Encouraged to apply are minority investigators and others in health disparities/health equity research and who are successful in tenure track academic appointments in schools of public health, medicine and other health and behavioral health science disciplines. The aim of HELI is to provide assistance towards achieving research funding through the National Institutes of Health. For more information, go to www.uwheli.com.
Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy
DEADLINE: Feb. 15
The CBPR Partnership Academy is an integrated, one-year research education program that brings together community-academic pairs from across the country. Teams engage in an intensive, week-long CBPR course and ongoing mentored learning activities throughout the year in order to foster collaborative research using innovative research methods to promote health equity. More information is available from the Detroit Urban Research Center.
US Department of Health and Human Services/NIH: Funding Opportunities
NIH Funding Opportunity: Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes
DEADLINES: Letter of intent – March 15; application – April 15
Understanding the effects of environmental exposures on child health and development remains a priority for the National Institutes of Health. To advance knowledge in this area, NIH has launched a new seven-year initiative called the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. ECHO is designed to leverage investments made in extant programs to support multiple synergistic, longitudinal studies that represent a broad range of environmental exposures (e.g., physical, chemical, biological, behavioral, social). A second informational webinars will be on Feb. 1. More is at the ECHO website, http://www.nih.gov/ECHO).