Midwest Roybal Center Pilot Grants

The Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation holds two pilot grant competitions each year for UIC scientists studying the health of older adults.

Applicants may participate in only one competition during a calendar year. Previous grantees are welcome to submit new applications.


In the first competition, funding is available exclusively to UIC doctoral students for pilot studies of health promotion and maintenance among older adults from U.S. minority or underserved populations.

Applications are due March 31, 2014. Funding begins in late May 2015. Learn more.


In the other competition, the center seeks to fund proposals from UIC researchers — faculty, doctorate-level researchers and doctoral students — that translate basic behavioral and social science research findings to benefit the health and well being of older adults (50+) living in the United States. That competition is not open at this time.


The Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation is funded by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (Grant No. P30AG022849) and led by Susan L. Hughes, DSW, director of IHRP's Center for Research on Health and Aging.


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