Funding opp: R13 funding for health disparities-related meetings

Monday, November 17, 2014

The NIH has released a call for 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 and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

Awards are limited to $90,000. Applicants may request direct costs of up to $30,000 per year for up to three years. Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs are not allowed costs.

Duke internal deadline is Mon., Dec. 15, 2014.

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 may 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.

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Internal Nomination Process

Duke internal deadline is Mon., Dec. 15, 2014.

See the Duke FundOpps page for this R13 opportunity.

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF via the upload feature on the ORS website.

  • A letter of support from dean/chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
  • Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
  • NIH Biosketch

The above materials should be compiled (in the order listed above) into one PDF file.

  1. Go to Institutionally Limited Nominations/Current Open Competitions:,
  2. Select the appropriate competition and click the Applicant button.
  3. Follow the instructions to create a profile (if required).
  4. Return to the funding opportunity.
  5. Click the Applicant Button on the Opportunities page and then upload your file.
  6. Please remember to click Submit after you upload.

Find more funding opportunities on the Duke FundOpps database.