Three one-year grants totaling $50,000 apiece will be available to investigators through the Center for Health Equity Research Chicago (CHER Chicago) research pilot program. This is the third round of funding, which begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020. Applications are due by midnight on Jan. 22, 2019.
Projects must include at least one of the following areas:
- Secondary data analyses
- Feasibility trial studies
- Building on existing protocols with an exploratory aim
The following types of projects are highly encouraged for this round: Projects focused on aging populations, i.e., those 50 years of age and above, and LGBTQIA+ populations. One of two funded projects will involve these populations. For purposes of this Request For Application (RFA), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals are those who identify as such. Proposals that consider health beyond a framework of sexual health or sexual risk behaviors will be considered, as will proposals that reflect the context of health equity – e.g., not narrowly focused on HIV sexual risk.