University of Southern California


NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research [U54]

USC slots: One
Nominations per school: One
Internal Deadline: December 10, 2012
LOI: December 15, 2012 Not Required
External Deadline: January 15, 2013
Materials: Candidate’s CV/bio-sketch and a single-page proposal summary

Funding Opportunity Purpose: The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) seeks to establish specialized Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for Health Disparities Research comprising regional coalitions of academic institutions, community organizations, service providers and systems, government agencies and other stakeholders focused on priority research areas in minority health and health disparities. This initiative is intended to support coordinated research, implementation and dissemination activities that transcend customary approaches and “silo” organizational structures to address critical questions at multiple levels in innovative ways. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the development of TCCs focused specifically on health policy research.
Regional Collaborative Approach: Applications must identify collaborating partners within and across the proposed region. In addition to academic institutions, the proposed TCC must involve a broad cross-section of partner organizations, such as community-based organizations, health care provider organizations, for-profit or non-profit organizations, government agencies and other key stakeholders. TCCs are strongly encouraged to identify and collaborate with other NIMHD grantees in the target region who have expertise and/or interest in health policy research or other resources that could be leveraged to help achieve TCC objectives. Along the same lines, TCCs are encouraged to collaborate with other federally-funded investigators within and outside the identified region as appropriate to promote optimal use of TCC resources for advancing the aims of the center.