Sponsor:  National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: PAR-15-032
Funding Amount: Applicants may request direct costs of up to $30,000 per year. Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs are not allowed.
Duration: Up to 3 years


Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Amy Lu (Communications Studies and Health Sciences)


Deadlines

NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 12/01/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 01/29/2015


Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one application per institution is allowed. If you are interested in applying, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as early as possible and by December 1, submit a 2-page pre-proposal following guidelines provided in the university’s Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.


Funding Areas

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: (1) establish and/or enhance existing academic-community partnerships; (2) identify community-driven research priorities; and (3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs. The areas of focus for these partnerships should include one or more of the following community-health issues: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation.

Support of conferences is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic interests and priorities of the individual NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Therefore, a conference grant application is required to contain a permission-to-submit letter from the Scientific/Research Contact listed in Section VII. Agency Contacts. Applicants are urged to initiate contact well in advance of the application due date and no later than 6 weeks before that date. Please note that agreement to accept an application does not guarantee funding.

The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objective of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to:

1) Establish and/or enhance existing partnerships between academic institutions and relevant community organizations;

2) Identify, document, and highlight local priority health disparity conditions and the community’s view of its own health problems;

3) and Form an alignment between academic and community organizations to develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas.

For purposes of this award, community organizations may include organizations that have a history (3 years or more) of (1) providing health services and/or improving the health of members of the relevant community (e.g., health departments); and/or (2) serving the interests of the relevant community or population of focus (e.g., faith-based organizations, schools, violence prevention centers, cooperative extension centers, tribal organizations, youth organizations).

While multiple PD/PI applications comprised of academic and community partners are strongly encouraged, partnerships between academic and community organizations/leaders do not have to be in place to qualify an institution to apply for these awards. Applicants that seek to strengthen existing relationships with community stakeholders are encouraged to apply. When appropriate, the award should be used to support the formative stages of such partnerships.

Anticipated outcomes of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series grant award include, but are not limited to: (1) providing a forum for the development of a community partnership structure that will support the conduct of an eventual CBPR project in one of the identified areas of emphasis; and (2) facilitating culturally centered community partnerships with a focus on reducing and eliminating health disparities.