The Research Advisory Council is accepting applications for two research pilot awards – one for health equity research, and another for clinical research. Submissions are due Feb. 11, 2022.
The Research Advisory Council, a joint committee composed of research leaders from Novant Health, NH-New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NH-NHRMC) and UNC School of Medicine (UNC-SOM) are sponsoring two research pilot award projects that will award multiple 1-year grants of up to $50,000 each.
The deadline for both RFAs is Feb. 11, 2022.
The first RFA is focused on promoting health equity in research. The purpose of this RFA is to facilitate research that promotes health equity for groups who have traditionally been under-represented or excluded in health research or disproportionately affected by illness and lack of access to medial care. Projects should promote research to understand and improve relevant community health challenges, such as health equity; social determinants of health; and disparities in maternal health, mental health, opioid addiction, cancer, heart disease, stroke and COVID-19.
The second RFA is intended to support clinical research and the purpose is to build capacity and facilitate interventional clinical research for patients in the region. Projects should attempt to understand and improve relevant community health challenges such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, primary care, COVID-19, women and children’s health, substance use disorder and more.