Each year, the UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) invites applications for Pilot Feasibility Studies that focus on any area of research related to obesity-related health disparities. Calls for Research Concepts for Secondary Data Analysis on Social Determinants of Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases are released periodically.


Request for Applications: Projects on Obesity- and Health Disparities- Related Pilot Feasibility Studies (RFA-OHDRC-22-001)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: LOI Due Friday, June 10

The Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in partnership with Jackson State University (JSU), University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), and Louisiana State University (LSU), invites applications for pilot feasibility studies to support new research initiatives in any area related to obesity and health disparities. Pilot funding will be up to $50,000 for 1-year. Funding is conditional on available funding from the NIMHD. Pilot feasibility funding is intended to provide initial project support for new investigators, allow exploration of possible innovative new directions for established investigators in obesity research that represent a significant departure from ongoing funded research, and stimulate investigators from other areas to use their expertise for obesity and health disparities research. 

Investigators who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply: 

        • NIH-defined New and Early Stage Investigators at the time of funding without current or past NIH research project support, or
        • Senior investigators who are new to obesity and/or health disparities research

To learn more, view the full Request for Applications here.

 

Call for Research Concepts: Secondary Data Analysis on Obesity and Health Disparities

The UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) (U54MD000502) invites research proposals for secondary data analysis in any area of research related to obesity and health disparities. Funding is conditional on available funding from the NIMHD. 

Number of Awards: Up to two projects will be funded. 

Award Budget: Up to $10,000 

Award Period: July 2022-December 2022 

Eligibility: Secondary data analysis funding is to support full-time faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jackson State University, Louisiana State University, or University of Mississippi Medical Center. Faculty members are eligible if they are 1) NIH-defined New and Early Stage Investigators at the time of funding without current or past NIH research project support or 2) senior investigators new to obesity and health disparities research. Instructor, Assistant, and Associate Professors are eligible to apply. A publication submitted to a peer-reviewed journal within six months of project completion is a required outcome of this project. 

Concept Due Date: June 25, 2022. Learn more here.