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Academic Council Faculty
Medical Center Line Faculty
Applications closed on June 19, 2020
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity of the Stanford University School of Medicine invites applications for pilot grants in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These grants are intended to support the advancement of research into the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing, health service use, and health outcomes of populations that experience health disparities in the United States. Funds may be used to undertake new research projects or to expand current projects to include an investigation of health disparities.
Priority will be given to research projects that seek to examine the effects of the outbreak on populations that experience health disparities in the United States. This includes but is not limited to racial and ethnic minority groups (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), populations with less privileged socioeconomic status, sexual and gender minorities, underserved rural populations, and socially vulnerable populations such as the homeless, the recently incarcerated, immigrants, and persons with disabilities. Example projects might examine health disparities in relation to:
Healthcare utilization and outcomes (e.g., incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates)
Healthcare access and quality
The effect of clinician and healthcare system biases
The role of state and local policies in different sectors (e.g., healthcare, labor, transportation, housing)
Community and culturally appropriate COVID-19 prevention methods
The influence of geographic and place-based variations examined within social contexts
The effect of racism and other types of discrimination at multiple levels (structural, institutional, and personally mediated)
The role of social determinants of health and cognitive and behavioral factors in influencing preventive health behaviors and practices
Open to School of Medicine faculty in all tracks, including clinician educators and instructors (Acting, and Affiliates are not eligible). Note: CE faculty PI waivers are not required for internal Stanford funding opportunities.
MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree.
Applications for projects from community-based, clinical, and basic science research areas will be considered.
By Thursday June 18, 2020, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following in the order listed:
File name: Last name_Disparities_COVID_2020.pdf
Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to submit your proposals through your RPM in RMG for their approval. You can submit your proposal directly through the Seed Funding website.
1. Title page
Stanford University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity Health Disparities and COVID-19 Pilot Grants
PI name, rank, department, address, phone number, email address
Proposals should be no more than 3 pages, excluding references, and should include the following:
Specific aims; Background and significance; Preliminary work; Project design and methods, References
(Format: single-spaced, ½ inch margins, Arial or Helvetica size 11 or larger font)
3. Curriculum vitae or biosketch
4. Brief statement (<300 words) describing the way in which the proposed project would support the advancement of health disparities research in relation to COVID-19 at Stanford
5. Proposed budget
Please note that applicants should submit materials.