COVID-19 Intramural Funding for the Social Sciences: The Rutgers Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparation (CCRP2) invites proposals from the social sciences to explore research problems related to COVID-19 and its implications. These intramural COVID-19 research awards are intended to build research teams focused on COVID-19 related research and to provide support for the rapid acquisition of preliminary data and proof-of-concept evidence for extramural funding applications. Proposals may come from Rutgers faculty at any of the Rutgers University campuses. Research problems may draw from any social science discipline. Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to: behavioral health and substance abuse, environmental effects, political decision making, trauma and grief, and inequities across these and other dimensions. Applications are by 5 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020.
New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research (CGVR) Community Engaged Research: The Center is pleased to announce our internal pilot funding program to support collaborative research between Rutgers University researchers and New Jersey based community organizations who share common interests in gun violence prevention. The purpose of this program is to assist in developing meaningful community-academic partnerships that lead to long-term, mutually beneficial research and service initiatives, assist in building a body of work to attract external support for large-scale studies, and to identify innovative methodologies in gun violence research that have the potential of informing local, state, and national policy and programming. Funds may be requested to support projects across a range of topics so long as proposed projects show clear links to the Center’s areas of emphasis. Pilot programs are defined as research programs that use qualitative and/or quantitative methods to collect primary data, analyze secondary data, and/or test research methodologies as a means to attract additional support from larger external funding sources. Projects that have the potential to improve interventions and/or inform policy in the area of gun violence prevention are of particular interest. Interested applicants should submit an informational Letter of Intent (LOI) no later than April 30, 2020 to determine eligibility and appropriate partnerships. Invited applicants will be notified by Center staff no later than May 14, 2020. The deadline for full proposals is 5:00 pm on Monday, June 15, 2020.
NJ ACTS BERD Min-Methods Grant Program (Year 2): The NJ ACTS 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. The methodologic developments should have the potential for implementation by other researchers (i.e., it should not be methods that are particular to a single lab). 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 challanges 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). The application must be submitted no later than May 15.