HEALHY BRAIN RESEARCH NETWORK SCHOLARS PROGRAMS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!
$3,000 Available for 2015 Summer Quarter Healthy Brain Student Projects
The Health Brain Research Network is a national research and translation network established by the CDC to 1.) develop and advance a public health research, translation, and dissemination agenda that promotes cognitive health and healthy aging, addresses cognitive impairment, and helps meet the needs of care partners; 2.) build evidence for policy, communication, and programmatic interventions; 3.) collaborate with public health agencies and partners to accelerate effective practices in states and communities; and 4.) build the capacity of public health professionals. HBRN's efforts are guided by the Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018, and are specifically focused on the domain, Educate and Empower the Nation.
The UW HBRN Scholars Program will support up to 3 doctoral students and/or post-doctoral trainees in the completion of a research project or some component of a research project during the 2015 Summer quarter. Each project will be funded at $3,000. Examples of projects include but are not limited to: data collection, data analysis, and literature reviews.
Funding is provided from the CDC Health Aging Program and the UW de Tornyay Center for healthy Aging
1. Doctoral students matriculated in a UW school or post-doctoral trainee on a training grant at UW or a UW-affiliated partner (e.g., Group health Research Institute) Applicant does not need to be registered for Summer quarter.
1. Must have an identified mentor affiliated with the UW to support the scholar's program goals and objectives for the Summer quarter.
Application Review Criteria
1. Project addresses one of the actions within the healthy Brain initiative: The Public health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018
2. Significance of the problem towards enhancing public health approaches for cognitive health and healthy aging.
3. Feasibility for project and/or program goal completion in the 2015 Summer quarter.
4. Includes a partnership with a community-based agency, as applicable.
5. Demonstrates commitment to the field of public health and aging and the healthy brain.
6. Overall quality and completeness of the application.
7. One page letter of support from a mentor stating their availability to mentor the scholar and match with their expertise. The faculty mentor maybe someone interested in a similar topic, a member or chair of the student's supervisory committee, or other.
Responsibility of Scholars Who Are Funded and Their Mentors
1. Scholars and their mentors will be asked to sign a Learning Contract that identifies mutual responsibilities upon receiving the award.
2.Scholars will be required to submit a report of activities carried out during the funded period. This report should be in the form of a scientific abstract following the guidelines provided by the HBRN.
3. Scholars will be required to present their findings at the conclusion of the quarter to the HBRN investigators. Date TBD
4. Scholars will need to include acknowledgement of HBRN funding on any presentations and publications.
Procedures and Deadlines
Application Deadline: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:45 pm PDT. All materials, including a one page mentor letter, must be submitted online by the applicant by the deadline to be considered.
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