Call for Applications: ESRC (UK) and NIH (USA) Research Collaboration on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities/Inequalities
Call for Applications:
ESRC (UK) and NIH (USA) Research Collaboration on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities/Inequalities
Issued by Economic and Social Research Council, UK (ESRC),
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of
Health, USA (OBSSR/NIH), http://www.obssr.od.nih.gov
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC-UK) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH-USA) intend to enhance and expand cooperative efforts in health and the behavioral and social sciences. They anticipate employing such activities as workshops, thematic seminars, networking opportunities, coordinated scientific programs and research projects, and the joint support of collaborative research projects. They aim to encourage and facilitate the establishment of direct relationships between appropriate institutions and individuals in their two countries.
As a first step, the ESRC and the NIH will jointly support collaborative
research on health disparities/inequalities in the United Kingdom and/or the
United States involving collaborative UK-USA research teams. The research to be considered for joint support does not need to be comparative, but should have the potential for significantly advancing knowledge in the United States and the United Kingdom. Applications are to be submitted in response to the NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Behavioral and Social Sciences Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (PAR-07-379), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-379.html
See the special Guidance to Applicants (below) for supplemental information
regarding the scientific scope that complements Section I (Research Objectives)
of PAR-07-379 and should be read in conjunction. The Research Focus provided in the Guidance to Applicants is not re-printed in the previously published
Note that the NIH will continue to accept applications focused on public health
issues of the United States and other countries when appropriate and consistent with the terms of PAR-07-0379.)
The ESRC and the NIH anticipate supporting up to six awards, each of total costs (direct and indirect) not exceeding $250,000 per year for up to five years,
subject to the availability of funds and receipt of a sufficient number of
meritorious applications. See the Guidance to Applicants for details.
Receipt Date for Applications: September 19, 2008.
Submission instructions are printed below and available at:
They will also be available on the OBSSR HomePage.
Inquiries - Please direct questions regarding this initiative to:
Ronald P. Abeles
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health
Bldg. 31C, Rm. B1C19, MSC 2027
Bethesda, MD 20817-2027
Economic and Social Research Council
North Star Avenue
Swindon SN2 1UJ