Deadline: June 4, 2012, Pre-Application
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board invites research proposals from research institutions to conduct biomedical, clinical, behavioral and health services research that may potentially lead to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the leading health disparities that affect many tribal communities in the Northern Plains region. The purpose of the Northern Plains Native American Research Center for Health is to support the development of Northern Plains American Indian communities in research partnerships, build upon strengths for addressing health disparities and increase the pool of trained AI/AN scientists and research professionals.
Two types of research proposals will be reviewed for funding. Pilot research projects are limited to a budget of $75,000 in direct costs per year for four years. The pilot research project is intended for faculty/researchers without current federal research support. Proposals for regular research projects may also be submitted. Regular research project proposals based on prior NARCH pilot research projects are encouraged. No budget ceiling has been established for the regular research project proposals; the project period may extend up to five years. Ideas for regular research projects should be discussed in advance as only a limited number of regular research proposals will be submitted with the NARCH VII application. Past applicants are welcome to revise and resubmit applications that were not funded in previous NARCH funding cycles.
Only proposals that address the health priorities and disparities affecting the Tribal nations in the four state region of Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas will be considered. In the Northern Plains states, major disparities include behavioral health, chronic disease (for example, cancer and diabetes), and, maternal and child health topic areas. A complete description of the funding opportunity with areas of research interests of the participating NIH institutes may be found at: IPAR-12-182.html.