In the initial round of funding, preference will be given to research proposals that specifically focus on scientific and clinical issues relevant to obesity, diabetes, asthma, infectious diseases at the border, cancer, the opioid epidemic, and health care delivery, including maternal child health.
Applications (up to five pages) should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale that is established through inferential reasoning and/or critical review and analysis of the literature. The review criteria includes the impact, research strategy, and the qualifications and commitment of the investigative team to the research project. Inclusion of preliminary data is encouraged.
The proposed research should impact an area of paramount importance in one of the identified diseases under the eligibility criteria described in the Call for Preliminary Proposals. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) to clearly and explicitly describe the potential impacts of the proposed study in any diseases and to convey its level of significance.
The scientific rationale and experimental methodology should demonstrate critical understanding and in-depth analysis of the disease in question. Experimental strategies may be novel or may be based on strong rationale derived from a literature review.
NIH Scoring System will be adapted: High Impact: 1, 2, or 3; Medium Impact: 4, 5, or 6; Low Impact: 7, 8, or 9.
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PRELIMINARY grant application
Research proposals should focus on South Texas and health needs of the Hispanic population.
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Email the GIHH at Nelda.Travis@dchstx.org