National Institutes of Health

NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research [U54]

Program Summary

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) seeks to establish specialized Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for Health Disparities Research comprising regional coalitions of academic institutions, community organizations, service providers and systems, government agencies and other stakeholders focused on priority research areas in minority health and health disparities. This initiative is intended to support coordinated research, implementation and dissemination activities that transcend customary approaches and “silo” organizational structures to address critical questions at multiple levels in innovative ways. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the development of TCCs focused specifically on health policy research.


Eligible applicant institutions may not submit more than one application as the sole or lead institution.  There are no limitations on the number of inter-institutional partnerships an institution may establish. An applicant may be the lead institution on one application and be a non-leading partner or consortium member on another.

Award Information

NIMHD anticipates committing up to $3,000,000 in FY 2013 to fund up to two awards, contingent on availability of funds and receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.  Application budgets are limited to $1,500,000 in total costs during the 1st year (planning phase) and $3,000,000 per year in total costs for years 2-5 (implementation phase. The maximum project period is five years.

Internal Selection Procedure

The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor’s selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV; and
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

Proposal Due to OVPRED12/07/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF01/08/2013
Date Due to Sponsor01/15/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date12/15/2012
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