Mini Grant Opportunity 2015-2016: Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Field Epidemiology Projects

Mini Grant Opportunity 2015-2016: NCD Field Epidemiology Projects

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to submit mini-grant proposals for non-communicable disease (NCD) field epidemiology projects. National and Regional Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) are welcome to submit multiple proposals.

Who can apply? 

  • Current Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents
  • Applicant must be the principal investigator

Priority will be given to:

  • 2 year trainees in advanced FETP programs with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resident Advisors
  • Countries with NCD Units within their Ministry of Health (MOH)
  • Evidence of NCD mentorship within the MOH or within the university affiliated with their FETP
  • Applications related to one of the subject matters listed below

Specific areas of interest for these proposals include non-research projects in the following areas; 

  •         Injury
  •         Tobacco
  •         Cancer
  •         Birth Defects
  •         Heart disease & Stroke Prevention
  •         Maternal & Perinatal Health
  •         Nutrition
  •         Physical Activity & Obesity
  •         Air Pollution
  •         Environmental Health
  •         Emergency response 

Projects should focus on a non-communicable disease or condition, using applied field epidemiology. This may include (but are not limited to):

  •         Piloting or evaluating a surveillance system
  •         Analyzing surveillance data
  •         Analyzing other related data
  •         Implementing and evaluating prevention efforts

How to Apply

Letter of Intent
We request that individuals interested in submitting a proposal first submit a Letter of Intent for each mini grant application. Letters of Intent should include:
(1) A descriptive title of the proposed project
(2) Contact information for the FETP resident principal investigator (name, address, and e-mail address)
(3) Current year of FETP trainee (1st or 2nd)
(4) A brief summary of the injury/tobacco/cancer/MCH or other NCD related issue and how you plan to address/study the issue
(5) Anticipated outcomes and/or impact of the project
(6) The names of participating institutions (e.g., Ministry of Health, University)
(7) Contact information for in-country mentor(s) for proposed project (name, job title, physical address, and current working relationship with applicant)
Please limit the Letter of Intent to no more than 2 pages. Letters of Intent should be submitted online at: by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Please note that we will only accept letters of intent and proposals in English. Additional instructions are attached (you must log in to view the attachment). All awards are contingent upon available funding. 
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