Friday, March 7, 2014

HU Minority Men's Health Initiative Pilot Project Program is Accepting Applications

Hampton University was recently awarded a grant to establish the Hampton University Regional Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (HU-TCC), which focuses on a Minority Men's Health Initiative (MMHI).  

The HU-TCC:MMHI Pilot Project Program plays a pivotal role in expanding the pool of Historically Black Colleges & Universities' (HBCU) faculty members actively participating in research, training, education, and outreach in minority men's health disparities research areas of prostate cancer, melanoma in Hispanics, cardiovascular disease, violence prevention, diabetes and obesity. 

The MMHI Pilot Project Program grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research at HBCUs in Regions III and IV by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development. The Pilot Project Program consists of two components: Pilot Project Awards (for projects that need additional development before seeking independent NIH funding) and Seed Project Awards (for projects of limited scope and/or cost that may lead to future Pilot Project Awards).

Application Characteristics

Pilot Project Award:

·        Pilot Project Awards may request a project period of up to two years.

·        The combined budget for total costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $150,000. No more than $75,000 in total costs may be requested in any single year.

·        The Pilot Project Award cannot be renewed.

·        One resubmission is allowed for failed Pilot Project Award applications.

·        No preliminary data are required, but may be included if available.

·        The Research Strategy may not exceed six pages.

Important Dates

Letter of Intent to Submit Application Due Date

(REQUIRED) Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6 pm. (EST)

·Full Application Due Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6 pm (EST)

·Earliest Notification of Funding: July 1, 2014

·Earliest Project Start Date: August 1, 2014

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