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Funding Opportunities

HHS/National Institutes of Health: NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) (R25) Grant.

Deadline: May 09 2012

This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications from institutions to coordinate a NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) that targets high school students. STEP-UP is a national program designed to provide eight to twelve weeks of summer research education and training for students underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities. STEP-UP aims to expose students to and increase interest in NIDDK mission areas including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney, and hematologic diseases.

For more information – Click here or go to http://bit.ly/GMeA56

 

Roadmaps to Health: Community Grants

Deadline: May 2, 2012 3pm EDT

The Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program (Community Grants) will support communities to implement policy or system changes to address one of the social or economic factors that, as defined by the County Health Rankings, most strongly influence health outcomes in their community. These include: education; employment and income; family and social support; and community safety. Grantees will be organizations that participate in established coalitions or networks that span multiple sectors and perspectives and may include representatives from business; education; public health; health care; community organizations; community members; policy advocates; foundations; and policy-makers. Applicants must engage community members in the planning and implementation of projects, and must collaborate with organizations having expertise in improving the health of the public.

Up to 20 grants awarded.  Awards up to $200,000 over 24 months.

For more information – Click Here or go to http://bit.ly/wtwrvA

 

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