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The process for acceptance into the CHER Institute programs is highly competitive. The CHER Institute Review Committee will review, score, and select those who will participate as Fellows, Scholars, and Champions. Please review the details of each program on the About page before applying. Applicants will be notified by email of acceptance or denial.

Application Periods:

  • Summer 2025 CHER Institute: Accepting Applications July 1, 2024 to October 18th, 2024
  • September 2024-August 2025 CHER Scholars: Applications Due July 31, 2024
  • January 2025 - August 2025 CHER Champions: Applications Due July 31, 2024

CHER Summer Institute

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications for 2025 are due October 18, 2024.

Eligibility

As the CHER Institute is federally funded all of the following eligibility criteria are required. Please review the following criteria to establish if you are eligible for the CHER Institute before completing and submitting your application. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Dr. Wendy Nomura at Wendy.Nomrua@csulb.edu.

CHER Institute Eligibility Criteria

Eligible

Ineligible

I currently hold a tenure/tenure track position at an institution that is eligible to receive federal funding.

Yes

No

I am a US citizen or have permanent resident status in the United States. (Required by the NIH for this R25 funding mechanism.)

Yes

No

I have completed my terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is latter, within the last 10 years.

Yes

No

I have never received NIH R01 or NIH K grant funding.

Yes

No

I am committed to community-engaged biomedical research with basic, clinical, or behavioral outcomes to eliminate health disparities among racial/ethnic minority populations.

Yes

No

I have experience conducting research and publishing in peer-reviewed journal(s)

Yes

No

I am able to commit to attend the full six-day summer session June 3-8, 2024 online

Yes

No

I am able to commit to completing program evaluation surveys during and for 5 years post the CHER Institute.

Yes

No

 

The components of the Application include:

The application is provided as a MSWord document template . Submit the application in Word format (not PDF). There is also a sample application to help with filling out the application. Two letters of recommendation (sent separately) are also required.

  • Contact Information
  • Summary of Eligibility
  • Demographic Information (required by the NIH funder)
  • Proposed Research Summary
  • Description of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Experience
  • Curriculum Vitae in template format
  • Two letters of recommendation (sent separately)

Submitting the Application

The application and letters of recommendation are to be emailed to the CHER Team: Please email applications and letters of recommendation to: Wendy.Nomura@csulb.edu and Cc: CSULB-CHER@csulb.edu.

CHER Scholars

To apply and be selected for the CHER Scholars Extended Mentoring Program, applicants must have  participated in and completed the CHER Institute six-day training program in 2023 or later. 

Eligibility Criteria

Please assure your eligibility status before submitting your application, to apply you need to meet all of the following eligibility criteria.

CHER Scholars Eligibility Criteria

Eligible

Ineligible

I currently hold a tenure/tenure track position at an institution that is eligible to receive federal funding.

Yes

No

I am a US citizen or have permanent resident status in the United States.

Yes

No

I have never received NIH R01 or NIH K grant funding.

Yes

No

I completed the CHER Institute in Summer 2023 or later and submitted all my deliverables.

Yes

No

I am able to commit to six months to a year of meeting with my mentor for 8 hours and to work on my proposal or manuscript to submit within a year.

Yes

No

I am able to commit to completing program evaluation surveys during and for 5 years post CHER Scholars.

Yes

No

 

Available mentors for 2024-2025

Use this list of mentors to select your mentor preference on your application. You may review their Bios here . Mentor availability is subject to change without notice. The following list are those confirmed available for 2024-2025, other mentors may be availalbe. Please make sure on your application one of the confirmed mentors is on your list. 

Sonya Arreola, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Niloo Bavarian, Ph.D.

Ronald L. Braithwaite, Ph.D. 

Dorothy Browne, Dr.PH, M.P.H, M.S.W.

Bradley T. Conner, Ph.D.

J. Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., M.S.

Naomi Hall-Byers, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Matt Mutchler, Ph.D.

Danile Sarpong, Ph.D.

Yan Wang, Dr.P.H.

 

Components of the application include:

Application material

Submitting the Application

The application is to be emailed to the CHER Team: Please email application materials, in Word format (Not PDF) to: Wendy.Nomura@csulb.edu and Cc: CSULB-CHER@csulb.edu.

CHER Champions

Eligibility Criteria

Please assure your eligibility status before submitting your application, to apply you need to meet all of the following eligibility criteria.

CHER Champions Eligibility Criteria

Eligible

Ineligible

I currently hold a tenure/tenure track position at an institution that is eligible to receive federal funding.

Yes

No

I am a US citizen or have permanent resident status in the United States.

Yes

No

I have never received NIH R01 or NIH K grant funding.

Yes

No

I completed the CHER Institute in Track 1 in 2024 or later, or attended the CHER Institute between 2017 -2023, and submitted all my deliverables.

Yes

No

I am able to commit to sign a contract agreeing to the time commitments involved (minimum of six 1-hour mentoring sessions) with the 6-month writing retreat.

Yes

No

I am able to commit to completing program evaluation surveys during and for 5 years post CHER Champions.

Yes

No

Available mentors for Spring 2024-2025

Use this list of mentors to select your mentor preference on your application. You may review Faculty Mentor Bios here. Mentor availability is subject to change without notice. The following list are those confirmed available for 2025, other mentors may be availalbe. Please make sure on your application one of the confirmed mentors is on your list. 

Sonya Arreola, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Niloo Bavarian, Ph.D.

Ronald L. Braithwaite, Ph.D. 

Bradley T. Conner, Ph.D.

J. Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., M.S.

Naomi Hall-Byers, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Matt Mutchler, Ph.D.

Danile Sarpong, Ph.D.

Yan Wang, Dr.P.H.

Components of the application include:

Application material

  1. Complete the Downloadable Application Form. Submit the application in Word format (not PDF). You will need to including the following components:
  • Draft of proposed project
  • Research work plan and timeline
  • a proposed budget for the $15K award from CHER Institute
  1. Letter from an administrator (i.e. department unit chair/director/dean) from your university agreeing to allow for a course buyout
  2. Two letters of recommendation

You may view a sample CV as an example by clicking on this link.

Submitting the Application

The application is to be emailed to the CHER Team: Please email application materials (in Word format, not PDF, letters of recommendation may be in any format) to: Wendy.Nomura@csulb.edu and Cc: CSULB-CHER@csulb.edu.