Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06)
Application: Jul 24, 2017
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06) grants provide funding for new or continued centers that support research and research training to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Funding should be used for research on AI/AN communities and individuals with the intent to reduce health disparities. Grantees should seek to strengthen partnerships and AI/AN community engagement in health research and increase the number of AI/AN scientists and health professionals engaged in health research.
Research priorities include:
- Gaining a better understanding of strengths and resiliency factors
- Strengthening partnerships and AI/AN community engagement in health research
- Promoting the enhancement of student and/or faculty research scientists interested in addressing the health issues within the AI/AN communities
The proposed NARCH must be a working partnership of the eligible AI/AN tribes/organization and of the research institution. The AI/AN applicant must be one of the following:
- A federally recognized AI/AN Tribe
- A Tribal organization, including Tribal colleges or health boards meeting this definition
- A consortium of two or more of those Tribes or Tribal organizations. Applicants other than Tribes must provide proof of non-profit status.
The Research-Intensive Partner must be an accredited public or private nonprofit university, academic medical center, or other institution that has an established record of conducting research into the health problems of AI/AN; has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the capability of AI/AN faculty/researchers, students, investigators, and communities to engage in biomedical, behavioral, social, clinical and health services research; and has demonstrated a commitment to mentoring AI/AN faculty/researchers, students, and investigators.
Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Award floor: $100,000
Number of awards: 5-15
Project period: 4 years
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