Pilot Grants Available for Doctoral Candidates Studying Health Promotion among Older Minority Adults


The Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation seeks pilot grant applications from UIC doctoral students studying health promotion among older minority adults at risk of disability.

The center will consider proposals requesting up to $12,500 for one-year projects that focus on health promotion (exercise, diet, substance abuse, sleep, stress, health screenings), factors that enhance motivation for behavior change, and factors that promote the translation of evidenced-based programs into activities sustainable at the community level.

Proposals that do not focus on minority adults over 50 years old will not be reviewed.

The competition is open to all UIC doctoral candidates in public health, health, and behavioral sciences. Eligible candidates must complete their preliminary examinations before Jan. 1, 2013, when funding begins.  

Applications are due Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Note the extended deadline.

Download the application here.

The UIC Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation, funded by the National Institute on Aging continuously since 1998, is directed by Susan L. Hughes, professor of community health sciences and director of the Institute’s Center for Research on Health and Aging.

For more information about this pilot grant competition, contact Louise I. Martinez at (312) 413-9831 or lmarti5@uic.edu.