Training Opportunity for Applicants to PAR-08-075, PAR-08-076 Community-Based Research Targeting the Medically Underserved

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-067

Key Dates
Release Date:  March 27, 2009
Summer Institute Letter of Intent to Apply Deadline: April 17, 2009
Summer Institute Application Deadline: May 15, 2009

Issued by
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), Office of the Director, NIH


The purpose of this notice is to bring a training opportunity to the attention of persons considering submitting applications in response to the following NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs).  Those interested in responding to these FOAs may apply to the 2009 NIH Summer Institute which serves as a tutorial:


The 2009 NIH Summer Institute on Community-Based Participatory Research Targeting the Medically Underserved will convene August 2-7, 2009 in New Orleans, LA.  The course will address essential conceptual, methodological, and practical issues inherent in planning and conducting research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that is conducted in partnership between communities and researchers and targets medically underserved areas (MUAs) and medically underserved populations (MUPs) as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

The Institute is intended for investigators who wish to develop NIH grant applications for community-based research targeting the medically underserved, especially funding announcements PAR-08-075 and PAR-08-076. Faculty will include established investigators from social work and other fields and who will provide instruction based on their expertise and own successful projects. The goal is for each participant to develop an NIH R21 or R01 under the listed FOAs.

Both Investigators and Community Partners are encouraged to participate.  There is no fee for participation; all expenses are covered by NIH.  Applications for the Summer Institute are due by May 15, 2009.

Complete details, including points of contact for course inquiries, are available on the Summer Institute website at:


Inquiries regarding the funding announcements should be directed to:

Dana M. Sampson
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive
Building 31, Room B1C19
Bethesda, MD 20892
Fax: 301-402-1150