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2012 Pilot Grants in Health Disparities Research

The University of Minnesota's Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) and Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations (MC3) announce the 2012 Pilot Grants in Health Disparities Research program. These grants are designed to encourage community-initiated research and foster sustainable long-term collaborations between community-based organizations and academic researchers on research projects focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities.

For this funding cycle, we are seeking to fund projects that focus on cancer-related health disparities and/or health disparities in North Minneapolis. Cancer is a complex disease with many possible causes. Cancer-related pilot grants can focus on disparities relative to specific cancer risk factors, including lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, diet, and physical activity; environmental exposures to different types of chemicals and radiation; and, certain types of infections. In 2012, we expect to make 3-5 awards, ranging from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 in direct costs. Indirect costs are not permitted in this grant mechanism.
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For more information, please visit the University of Minnesota Health Disparities Research website.