Rutgers School of Public Health Internal Grants Program: The School of Public Health is pleased to announce the Internal Grants Program. In alignment with the School of Public Health mission and vision, successful applicants to the Internal Grants Program will promote health and well-being and prevent disease throughout New Jersey, the United States, and the world by conducting research to advance public health science, programs, and policies; and engaging communities and actively advocating for policies, programs and services that will advance equity and social justice. The inaugural program will accept applications from all primary School of Public Health faculty who are eligible to apply for external funding with principal investigator status. The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to solicit applications for pilot projects and proposal enhancement services with the goal of cultivating stronger proposals that will lead to external funding support. Proposals that include specific and necessary research activities needed in order to apply to a federal agency, or to respond to federal agency feedback (e.g. collection of additional pilot data; re-analyses of existing data, etc.) are especially appropriate.
New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) BERD Mini-Methods Grant Program: The purpose of this RFA is to solicit applications for mini-methods grants from investigators in Rutgers University, Princeton University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. The BERD Mini-Methods-Grant program offers one-year awards of up to $25,000 to investigators developing methodology in study design, measurement, statistical analysis, and approaches to the integration of quantitative and qualitative data analysis (i.e., mixed methods) relevant to translational research. Funding priority will be given to grant applications that: (1) develop innovative measurement and/or analytic methods that identify disparate patterns of disease or identify factors that might be key in leading to differential responses to therapy; (2) solve health challenges encountered by existing translational research projects within NJ ACTS; and (3) demonstrate the potential for future independent funding. We especially encourage proposals that (4) relate to studies being undertaken by TL1/KL2 trainees with methodological challenges and/or (5) include researchers from two or more of the participating institutions (Rutgers, Princeton, and NJIT).