Before completing this application, be sure you have reviewed the detailed Institute description HERE.
The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) will host the upcoming CHER Institute June 6-11, 2022. The CHER Institute provides educational and mentoring experiences to enhance the readiness of early career faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to conduct community-based, social and health behavior research to achieve health equity among racial and ethnic minority populations, and to increase the number of scientists from MSIs represented among National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigators.
The CHER Institute is composed of:
Up to 18 early career faculty members will be selected through a competitive process to attend the Institute in 2022. The Institute will be focused on theory-based, culturally-informed methods for effective community engagement in health equity research with the purpose of each participating trainee developing a Specific Aims page for an NIH research proposal.
The following activities will be conducted through the CHER Institute:
The online application asks you to upload a current CV. Before you begin the application, prepare your CV, which should include the following information:
1. R21 DA12345 (PI: Jane Smith, Ph.D.)9/01/09-8/31/14NIH/NIDASTI/ HIV and Substance Use Prevention in Latino communities$250,000 direct/yrs 1-2Role: Co-Investigator
2. Innovative Grant Award (PI: John Doe, Ph.D.)6/1/09 – 5/31/10UCSF Intramural AwardUnderstanding adolescent risk behavior in the context of neighborhood$20,000 direct/yr 1Role: Principal Investigator
3. M.A.C. Fund (PI: Jane Doe, Ph.D.)8/1/08 – 7/31/09Research GrantEmotional regulation and the impact on risk behaviors$75,000 direct/yrRole: Principal Investigator
Describe the research program you hope to be doing for the next five years. Include the following:
Your research methods experience should be structured into parts A and B, according to the following instructions:
a. Please describe your previous training with quantitative research methods, software and analysis.
b. Please describe your previous training with qualitative research methods, software and analysis.
Please limit each section to no more than a single page.
Are you Hispanic or Latino? The term Hispanic or Latino means a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
NIH also requires us to ask for demographic information regarding "disadvantaged background" defined as "individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds and/or who come from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably and recently directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career." Do you consider yourself to come from a disadvantaged background?
NIH also requires us to ask for demographic information regarding "disability status,” defined as “having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” Do you consider yourself to have a disability that matches the NIH definition?