December 16, 2015

Research Opportunities

Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy


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.

NIH Funding Opportunity: Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes

DEADLINES: Letter of intent – March 25, 2016; application – April 15, 2016

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). Informational webinars will be on Jan. 14 and Feb. 1, 2016. Additional information can be found on the ECHO website (