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SAAPHI Scientific Committee Dissertation Award

23 Aug

 

Purpose

To provide funding and recognition to outstanding doctoral students who are in public health or other health-related fields and a demonstrated interest in contributing to the field of health disparities research as evidenced by a dissertation topic of relevance to people of the African diaspora.

Number of awards

Three $300 dissertation awards will be granted.

Eligibility Requirements

● The applicant must be a student enrolled either full or part-time (for a minimum 6 of credit hours) who is actively pursuing a doctoral degree in public health or other health-related field
● The applicant must have successfully defended the dissertation proposal and have received written approval to begin dissertation research
● The topic of the dissertation must be related to the mission of SAAPHI which is to:
○ To initiate and assist in the improvement, development, maintenance, and utilization of appropriate databases for the understanding of health problems and needs of African American communities;

○ To promote the utilization of scientific information on African Americans in program and policy decisions; and
○ To formulate and advocate appropriate public policies for health promotion and disease prevention among African Americans.
● Recipients of other external grants are not eligible (e.g. F31, T32)

Application Instructions

Please send an electronic copy of all application materials as a single PDF file, collated in the order below to the SAAPHI Scientific Committee to saaphiscientific@gmail.com.

● Resume or CV

● A descriptive summary of the dissertation research and significant aspects of the work, suitable for an audience of educated lay people (500 words maximum).

● A budget or detailed description for the use of the funds

● A reference letter from a thesis or dissertation advisor evaluating the merits of the proposed project and discussing the contributions of the student to his/her field (i.e., presentations, papers, awards, or other evidence of scholarly superiority), and a statement confirming that the students dissertation approval has been approved.

Deadline

The deadline for submission of all materials to SAAPHI is September 26, 2014.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program Announces Call for Applications

24 Sep

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program Announces Call for Applications

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program is designed to provide a comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy, and politics in Washington, D.C.

The program provides an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.

Exceptional candidates from academic faculties and nonprofit healthcare organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants may have backgrounds in the disciplines of allied health, biomedical sciences, dentistry, economics or other social sciences, health services organization and administration, medicine, nursing, public health, social and behavioral health, or health law. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Up to six grants of up to $165,000 will be made in 2014. Each fellow will receive up to $94,000 for the Washington stay (September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015) in salary, plus fringe benefits or a fellowship stipend.

The complete call for applications and application instructions are available at the RWJF Web site.

The deadline is November 13, 2013.

For more information: http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/hpf5?cid=XEM_A7545

Grant Writing Session

3 May

By: Denise A. Smith, MPH

Each year between the months of January through March, governmental agencies and organizations post grant funding announcements for those seeking programmatic funding within the public health sector. In order for public health organizations to thrive, grant monies are vital to the sustainability of the organization and its ability to serve individual, community and population health initiatives. We find that state, local and non-governmental organizations all seek the same funding sources.

What can we do differently to make sure our underserved and minority communities get the funding needed? Are we looking in the right places?

Everyone relies on grants.gov to find funding, but few look to big businesses such as Wal-Mart, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay and other companies for resources. These companies are in our backyards promoting their products and many are mandated to donate money to various causes. We need to tap into these resources for funding, as well as sponsorship and donations in order to achieve our collective goals.

Listed are various links that can assist with finding resources for organizations that serve minority and underserved communities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.grants.gov

The Office of Minority Health: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=2

Coca-Cola: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/community-requests-guidelines-application

PepsiCo: http://www.pepsicenter.com/kse/company/sponsorship-opportunities/ or contact your local bottling company with a letter of intent

Target: http://pressroom.target.com/faq/sponsorship

Walgreens: http://www.walgreens.com/marketing/about/community/guidelines.jsp

Wal-Mart Supermarket: http://foundation.walmart.com/