Research Funding

Health Disparities Pilot Grant

A Vice Chancellor for Research Pilot Grant Program

Deadline:  September 15, 2016
Award:  $50,000

Purpose:  Reducing health disparities is one of UNMC’s primary goals. Often health disparities are complex and require larger teams with a variety of skills to identify novel strategies to address them. This RFA has been developed to support new or expand existing teams for the development or study of innovative strategies for reducing health disparities, particularly those identified within our region.

Health disparity Definition (per Healthy People 2020): “Although the term disparities is often interpreted to mean racial or ethnic disparities, many dimensions of disparity exist in the United States, particularly in health. If a health outcome is seen to a greater or lesser extent between populations, there is disparity. Race or ethnicity, sex, sexual identity, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location all contribute to an individual’s ability to achieve good health”

Download RFA
Download Application and Budget Sheet

Submission Information

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on September 15th, 2016.  Applications submitted after the deadline will be returned to the applicant without review.

Applications must be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to Deborah Hawkins at

For additional information contact:  Paula Turpen, Director of Research Resources (402) 559-6162.

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