Career Development in Implementation Research in Prevention, Outcomes, and Quality of Care
The Request for Applications (RFA) helps investigators develop capabilities and projects that lead to sustainable applications of research in primary and secondary prevention, outcomes, and improved quality of care in cardiovascular disease and stroke. Areas that would be considered within the scope of this initiative are research to improve primary and secondary prevention including reducing barriers, applications in primary care, prevention in patients with known coronary heart disease and stroke, and community interventions. Proposals that involve accessing existing data as those data lead to implementation applications, studies of health disparities, and studies of minorities, women, older adults, and the young are encouraged.
Pre-proposals are encouraged and are due December 9, 2005 at 5 p.m. The deadline for general applications is February 15, 2006 at 5 p.m.
Study of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Associated with Chronic Disease
The purpose of this initiative is to invite applications for research projects that will expand our knowledge of basic decision-making processes underlying initiation and long-term maintenance of healthy lifestyle behaviors that may reduce one's risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and addiction. The NCI, NIDA, and NIAAA encourage collaborations between basic judgment and decision-making researchers, and applied cancer control or addiction researchers that will elucidate the basic cognitive and affective processes involved in decisions that are made repeatedly over time, such as adhering to weight-loss programs or smoking cessation programs.
Application materials and instructions are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html in an interactive format. See application receipt dates at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm.
Improving the Quality of Life of Older Americans
The Retirement Research Foundation is committed to supporting programs that improve the quality of life for older Americans, and has invested more than $115 million to help build a network of innovative and skilled individuals and institutions addressing aging and retirement issues.
Deadlines for receipt of requests are February 1, May 1, and August 1, 2006. Decisions are usually made four to six months after each deadline. For more information, go to the Retirement Research Foundation at http://www.rrf.org. Proposals should be sent to the Retirement Research Foundation, 8765 West Higgins Road, Suite 430, Chicago, IL 60631-4170.
Ann A. Hertzler Research Award
Sponsored by the American Dietetic Association Foundation, research proposals should address the behavioral and social aspects of childhood overweight. The $5,000 seed grant is intended to gather preliminary data to enable further funding. Examples include: 1) development or testing of a survey instrument on a specific population, 2) demonstration of successful recruitment, 3) focus groups for program development, or 4) validation of novel data collection tools.
Boston University's Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Rehabilitation Outcomes and Effectiveness Research
The goal of Boston University's Health & Disability Research Institute initiative is to provide post-doctoral fellows the opportunity to acquire the research skills necessary to conduct high-quality, independent research, funded on the outcomes and effectiveness of rehabilitation care. The program will offer intensive instruction in advanced research design and contemporary measurement methodology and opportunities to conduct rehabilitation outcomes research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
To submit an application, send a curriculum vitae; brief narrative statement of career goals and reasons for seeking fellowship; rehabilitation effectiveness and outcomes research interest areas; publications history to date and a copy of one professional writing sample; and three academic or professional references to Alan M. Jette, Director, Boston University, Health and Disability Research Institute, 53 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-358-3472. For questions about the application procedures or materials in alternative formats, please contact Roseanne Monarch, Fellowship Coordinator, at email@example.com or 617-353-1297.