Month January 2020

Month January 2020

CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) Program


CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for eligible undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. Learn about programs that provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities and see what past program participants have to say about their experience.

Why Does CUPS Matter?

The CUPS program prepares a diverse body of students to consider public health as a career to ensure a future where the American public benefits from a more diverse and better trained public health workforce. According to data from the 2017 National Population Projection Report of the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2045, more than half of all Americans will belong to a racial/ethnic minority group (any group other than non-Hispanic White alone).

A core area of study and practice during the internship is related to the health needs of U.S. minority and other populations who often are underserved and underrepresented in the field. During their internships, students work in a variety of public health settings including community organizations, health departments, university-based programs, and federal agencies.

Students display a variety of skills and knowledge including a focus on epidemiology, fundamentals of public health, minority health and health disparities, working with special populations, and biostatistics and statistical software.

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FDA Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Grant Opportunities

The purpose of the FDA (R13) Scientific Conference Grant Program is to facilitate the provision of federal financial assistance in support of high-quality conferences and scientific meetings designed to research and investigate a topic clearly aligned with the FDA mission. The FDA recognizes the value of supporting high quality conferences and scientific meetings relevant to its mission and to the public health. A conference or scientific meeting is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or virtually to exchange information and explore a defined subject, issue, or area of concern impacting the public’s health within the scope of the FDA’s mission. Permission to submit a conference grant application does not assure funding or funding at the level requested. FDA will not issue a conference grant award unless it can be issued before the conference start date.

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Tribal Student Public Health Mini Research Project

Grant Opportunities

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) and the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to award mini research project grants that contribute to the Public Health educational development of American Indian/Alaskan Native students.

Application deadline extended to Monday, February 10, 2020, at 11:59 pm MT

Funding Opportunity Overview

The Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC) is a core component of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) that provides and builds capacity within a wide variety of epidemiological and technical assistance services. GPTEC’s mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, support, and advocacy for the 18 tribal nations, 1 service unit, and communities serviced by the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service in order to eliminate the disparities in health that currently exist for tribal peoples within the same four-state region.

GPTEC is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to award tribal student mini research grants that contribute to the Public Health educational development of American Indian/Alaskan Native college level students. Funding is provided by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The purpose of the mini research grants is to provide opportunities, support, and guidance to tribal students interested in pursuing careers related to improving health/reducing disparities among the tribal communities of the Great Plains service area.

Research projects funded under this opportunity will be expected to be public health related and take place within a tribal community located within the GPTEC Great Plains service area. Research projects should lead to a better understanding of how to address health disparities in the Great Plains area tribal communities.

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Promoting Indigenous Research Leadership (PIRL)


Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and hosted by the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE) at Montana State University and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Promoting Indigenous Research Leadership (PIRL) is a three-day workshop designed to promote the research careers of Indigenous and other early-career faculty working with Indigenous communities. The workshop helps faculty investigators foster a sense of community, improve leadership and grant application skills, and receive the career support they need.

Applications are now open and are due by 11:59 p.m. (Mountain time) on February 16, 2020. Notification of selection will occur by March 23.

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RWJF Leadership Development Program


Leadership for Better Health

Today’s health challenges are influenced by factors well beyond the clinic walls, from our access to economic opportunity to the safety of our surroundings. Through its leadership development programs, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports and connects change leaders nationwide who are working to build a Culture of Health.

Applications are due by March 11, 2020

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