RCMI Renewal 2024

Research Projects

R-Type Funding Opportunity Announcement

Description:
The Howard University RCMI Program is soliciting NIH R-type grant applications for inclusion in its upcoming renewal of the RCMI grant. Estimated annual budgets for R-type proposals should range from $250,000 - $350,000/year for up to 5 years. This funding opportunity is open to fulltime Howard University faculty regardless of academic rank.

Objective: To provide R01-level grant support for research projects that reflects NIMHD mission:

  • Research that advances understanding and improvement of health and disease in minority racial/ethnic groups in U.S.
  • Research to understand the causes of and define mechanism leading to the interventions that reduce health disparities in specific populations.

Program Eligibility and Scope:
Projects must be within one or more of the following thematic areas: basic biomedical research, and/or 2) behavioral research or population science, and/or 3) clinical/health services research. Projects are encouraged to be collaborative efforts that involve investigators from different disciplines. Respondents should indicate which of the RCMI core facilities their project will utilize (Research Capacity Core or the Community Engagement Core).

Health Disparities Requirement: Any proposed behavioral research, population science, or clinical/health services research project(s) must serve to advance scientific knowledge as it relates to minority health and/or health disparities. A health disparity is defined as a health difference that adversely affects disadvantage populations, based on one or more health outcomes. Health disparities research is devoted to: 1) advancing scientific knowledge about defining mechanisms of how health determinants (i.e. social factors, health services, individual behavior, biology and genetics) affect disparities; and 2) how this knowledge is translated into interventions to reduce disparities.

If research projects on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19-related topics are proposed, successful applicants will be expected to work with the RADx-UP Coordinating and Data Collection Center to submit common evaluation metrics on COVID-19 testing-related outcomes and implementation to the CDCC. Applicants should identify a dedicated unit responsible for these data reporting activities, if applicable.

Letter of Intent: A Letter of Intent is due by 11:59pm on Monday, May 2, 2022. It must be submitted by completing the Letter of Intent Submission Form.

Application Process: Detailed instructions on the preparation according to NIH guidelines of R-type proposals will be e-mail to all Letter of Intent respondents. The final completed proposal is due by 11:59pm on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Expected Funding Start Date: February 2024

For further information, inquiries should be addressed to rcmi@howard.edu
The Howard University Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health.

RCMI R-Type Grant Instructions can be found here

Contact

wsoutherland@howard.edu //  rcmi@howard.edu

RCMI Renewal 2024

Recruitment Core

Description: As part of its renewal proposal to the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the Howard University Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program in collaboration with Howard University will provide support for the recruitment of a tenure track faculty whose research is at the intersection of Data Science and Minority Health and Health Disparities. As a result of this funding opportunity, the HU RCMI Program is soliciting proposals for such a recruitment effort from HU academic departments.

Objective: To recruit a tenure-track faculty member at the Associate/Full Professor level, whose experience and expertise will expand the Howard University research and teaching footprint in both Data Science and Minority Health & Health Disparities.

Scope: This opportunity is open to all academic departments at Howard University. Preference will be given to senior-level individuals who already have funding they can bring to Howard University, and who can mentor junior level faculty. Recruitment activities will occur in year-1 of the new project period with appointment expected to occur in year-2 of the new project period.


Funding Level:
The HU RCMI Program will provide up to $250,000/year (direct cost) for two years to cover both salary and related start-up costs. After two years of salary support from the HU RCMI program, HU will provide continuing tenure-track salary support.


Program Eligibility:
This faculty recruitment opportunity is open to all academic departments at Howard University.

Process and Timeline:

• Letter of Intent due – May 2, 2022

• Proposal due date – July 11, 2022

• Proposals sent for review – July 18, 2022

• Reviews due back to RCMI – August 8, 2022

• Selection of proposal for inclusion in the HU RCMI Program grant – August 15, 2022

Letter of Intent: The Letter of Intent is due by 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2022. It must be submitted by completing the Letter of Intent Submission Form. The letter of intent should include your department, college, and the tentative area of expertise of the new hire.

Application Process: Detailed instructions on preparation of recruitment proposals will be e-mailed to all Letter of Intent respondents. The final completed proposal is due by 11:59pm on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Proposal Review: The proposals will be externally reviewed, and the winning submission will be included in the upcoming renewal proposal of the HU RCMI program grant.

Expected recruitment Start Date: February 2024

Further information and inquiries should be addressed to wsoutherland@howard.edu or rcmi@howard.edu. Further detailed information can be found at rcmi.howard.edu.
The Howard University Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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