PILOT GRANT PROGRAM (PGP)
Investigator Development Core
The HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention is pursuing a bold research agenda to address the public health crises that health disparities inflict on our most vulnerable communities. With support from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) at the University of Houston (UH) is a national center that exemplifies community-engaged research. This research aims to accelerate discovering innovative basic biomedical mechanisms and cost-effective prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and intervention strategies that can be disseminated and implemented directly into underserved communities. Moreover, mentorship and professional development activities are structured to develop the next generation of health-equity scientists capable of advancing data-driven and culturally-responsive breakthroughs in addictions and cancer prevention.
This short-term (1-year) funding opportunity will support 3-5 innovative pilot grants ($30,000 to $50,000). These grants seek to break new ground in addressing disparities in addictions and cancer prevention while successfully leveraging the data to transition into a developmentally appropriate NIH funding mechanism (e.g., K- and R-series).
All questions regarding this Request for Applications may be directed to Dr. Olivera Nesic-Taylor (Director, Investigator Development Core), Dr. Ezemenari Obasi (Primary Investigator, RCMI at UH), and/or RCMI at UH Staff.