Release Date: May 27, 2011
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development intends to promote a new research initiative by publishing a Funding
Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to encourage applications for maternal and child
health equity research. The purpose of the Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations
to Ensure Equity (BRITE) Program is to stimulate research in educational
institutions that have not been highly competitive in obtaining NIH support.
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.
The FOA is expected to be published in Summer, 2011 with an expected receipt date in Fall, 2011.
The FOA will utilize the R15 activity code. Details of the planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are provided below.
This Notice encourages investigators interested in
contributing to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral maternal and child
health research to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.
The BRITE Program will provide support for investigators to conduct independent research with the aim of enhancing investigator and institution competitiveness in obtaining greater research support. Further, investigators are strongly encouraged to actively engage students in the proposed research to ensure that students will benefit from exposure to and participation in biomedical and behavioral research. Program priorities include non-research intensive institutions that educate students from either health disparity populations or populations underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research.
The research areas of emphasis for this award are: infant mortality; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); child, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; uterine fibroids; pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention; violence prevention; health literacy; and outreach and information dissemination.
The FOA will encourage research projects seeking to
investigate the role of biological factors, individual-level health behaviors, environmental
determinants (e.g., social, physical, contextual), and interactions among these
factors in disparate maternal and child health outcomes.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.
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