Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*NEW* Population Health Initiative COVID-19 Call for Proposals

Posted: 7/24/2020 (Funding)

The Population Health Initiative has launched its third call for rapid response COVID 19 pilot grants  due to PHI by July 31. These pilot grants are targeted towards health equity research and partnerships with communities of color.  CSDE is happy to support these initiatives with in-kind resources for research consultations and time, logistics, lab help, survey development, or access to computing resources.  We can provide a letter of support that values that support for you, as part of a match.  In some cases, we may be able to provide dollar support, up to $5,000, if the grant also aligns with our center grant mission. Several of the PHI goals also coincide with our research mission, including expanding reporting of racial and demographic data, improving understanding of the variation in infection by race and ethnicity, improving understanding in death and excess mortality by race and ethnicity, understanding the impact of the pandemic’s impact on housing, improving our understanding of the pandemic’s economic impact, etc. Please submit your requests to our seed grant portal.  You may also contact Sara Curran or Steve Goodreau with your requests.

The Population Health Initiative has launched its third call for rapid response COVID 19 pilot grants  due to PHI by July 31. These pilot grants are targeted towards health equity research and partnerships with communities of color.  CSDE is happy to support these initiatives with in-kind resources for research consultations and time, logistics, lab help, survey development, or access to computing resources.  We can provide a letter of support that values that support for you, as part of a match.  In some cases, we may be able to provide dollar support, up to $5,000, if the grant also aligns with our center grant mission. Several of the PHI goals also coincide with our research mission, including expanding reporting of racial and demographic data, improving understanding of the variation in infection by race and ethnicity, improving understanding in death and excess mortality by race and ethnicity, understanding the impact of the pandemic’s impact on housing, improving our understanding of the pandemic’s economic impact, etc. Please submit your requests to our seed grant portal.  You may also contact Sara Curran or Steve Goodreau with your requests.

The purpose of this funding call is to rapidly accelerate, or jumpstart, novel research designed to better understand, mitigate, or reverse the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color to improve population health equity. The call is broad in scope, and applications can propose research projects and interventions in areas including, some of the areas identified by PHI also align with CSDE’s research mission to advance population science, which we list below:

  • Expanding reporting of racial demographic data for morbidity, mortality, and other areas of disparity
  • Improving understanding of the variation in infection by race and ethnicity
  • Improving the understanding of the variation in death and excess mortality by race and ethnicity
  • Bolstering access to, and communication of, culturally appropriate, evidence-based information
  • Understanding the pandemic’s impact on housing and rental markets
  • Improving the accessibility of testing for communities of color
  • Improving the understanding of the variation in economic impact – such as unemployment, earnings, and so forth – by race and ethnicity
  • Understanding the impact of the pandemic on youth employment

Project ideas can be proposed that will either (1) quickly bring to bear new knowledge, or (2) that will allow work on a larger, longer-term project to begin immediately as the project team continues to seek the necessary external funding for the bigger component. Applicants are required to propose projects that (1) address community-identified needs and (2) that were developed in partnership with a domestic or international community-based organization as the initiative views such partnerships as being critical to improving health and well-being. Specifically, we are seeking projects that work WITH a community partner to identify needs and design the project rather than projects that are developed by researchers and then “pitched” to potential partners.

 

Deadline: 07/31/2020