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Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center's Information Services Team
January 08, 2014

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Federal Grants

 $500k or less . . .  
  • HHS/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH): Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards (NPPA) Program Grant. HHS/OASH announces grants to support new and innovative programs in health information and health promotion, preventive health services, and education in the appropriate use of health care. Learn More
  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) (U54) Grant. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage organizations with experience in the mentorship of individuals from diverse backgrounds as they pursue careers in biomedical research to submit grant applications. Deadline for letters of intent is February 18, 2014. Learn More
  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH): Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative (U54) Grant. Encourages institutions that seek to engage undergraduate students in innovative mentored research training programs to submit applications for cooperative agreement awards. Learn More

Non Federal Grants

 $500k or less . . .
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation: Request for Letters of Inquiry for Cycle 1 of the Healthy Aging grants program. To be eligible applicants must be non-profit organizations in Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Deadline is January 10, 2014, 4:00 pm ET. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine: Research Grant in Reproductive Medicine: Investigation Directed in an Attempt to Identify the Fertilized Egg with Reproductive Potential. Applicants must be working actively in areas related to reproductive medicine at an accredited medical school in the United States. Deadline is February 28, 2014. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation (CAPE): Call for proposals for the Behavioral Health Information Pilot Communities program. Projects will identify community behavioral health trends and work to shape and test new tools to make processes more accurate and efficient. 1862, 1890, and 1994 land grant institutions are eligible to apply. Land grant branch campuses and Extension offices are included in the list of eligible activities. Deadline is January 21, 2014. Learn More Exit Disclaimer


  • Arthur N. Rupe Foundation: Dorothy D. Rupe Nursing Assistant Grants. All California community colleges with an existing certified nursing assistant program are eligible to apply. Deadline is January 10, 2014. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute: Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP). This program aims to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing qualified undergraduate students (juniors and seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to the field of public health. Deadline is January 31, 2014. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute: Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Applicants must be currently enrolled as full-time students in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Deadline is January 31, 2014. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute: Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program. The PLLUSS Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior students minoring or majoring in public health. Deadline is January 31, 2014. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF): "Full Ride" Scholars Program. This program awards a full scholarship to one graduating high school senior to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above, SAT score of 2100 or higher, and ACT score of 30 or above. Deadline is January 17, 2014. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

African American Health

  • White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCU): Seeks to recognize HBCU students for their dedication to academics, leadership and civic engagement. 2014 HBCU All-Star Students. Nominees must be current undergraduate or graduate students at an HBCU. Nomination deadline is January 10, 2014. Learn More [PDF | 800.33 KB]


  • Black Women's Health Imperative: Webinar. Myths and Misunderstanding about the (Human Papillomavirus) HPV Vaccine. January 22, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

American Indians/Alaska Native Health

  • Sacramento Native American Health Center: Hepatitis Treatment Group. Meets every Friday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT in Sacramento, CA. Learn More Exit Disclaimer


  • Native Research Network (NRN): Call for abstracts for the 25th Native Health Research Conference. Abstract deadline is January 15, 2014. Conference to be held June 1-5, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Cultural Competency & CLAS


  • Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP): Registration now open for the Cultural Competency Training of Trainers Institute. This Institute provides a 5-day intensive course for organizations to meet mandates and recommendations for culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Program to be held March 17-21, 2014 in Seattle, WA. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Environmental Health

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): New toolkit. EXPOsure toolBOX (EPA-Expo-Box). Provides the latest exposure assessment tools and techniques. The new web-based tool links to models, guidance documents, databases, and other reference materials which are organized by topic such as environmental media, routes of exposure, and chemical classes. Learn More


    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Webinar. National Conversation on Ports with Port Stakeholders. This event is the second of three virtual meetings facilitated by the U.S. EPA to bring together key port stakeholders to explore options to improve the environmental profile of ports while protecting community health and supporting economic growth. January 14, 2014, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET. Learn More

Health Equity

  • Xavier University of Louisiana's College of Pharmacy/Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE) is soliciting abstracts for podium and poster presentations for the 7th Health Disparities Conference in New Orleans, LA. The conference will focus on replicable interprofessional collaborative models and approaches from the clinical, research, and community arenas that integrate all levels of providers to improve health outcomes, eliminate health disparities, and achieve health equity. Submission deadline is January 10, 2014. Learn More [PDF | 607.99 KB] Exit Disclaimer

Heart Disease

  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD): Call for applications for Phase VI of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Surveillance Training: Surveillance of Heart Disease, Stroke and Other Chronic Diseases. Deadline is January 10, 2014. Learn More Exit Disclaimer


  • American Heart Association: Call for abstracts for the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) 2014 Scientific Sessions. Abstract deadline is January 24, 2014, 5:00 pm CT. Session to be held May 1-3, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Hispanic/Latino Health


  • Susan G. Komen Philadelphia: Registration now open for Latinas United for the Cure/Latinas Unidas por la Cura: Mind, Body, Spirit, Survival! Registration deadline is February 28, 2014. Event to be held March 8, 2014, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm ET in Philadelphia, PA. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • HHS/Partnership Center and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF): Webinar. Latinos and the Health Insurance Marketplace. In Spanish/Español. January 11, 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET. Learn More



  • National AIDS Education and Services for Minorities (NAESM): Late registration still open for the 11th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities. Black is, Black Ain't: Celebrating Our Blackness by Living Healthy. Registration deadline is January 13, 2014, 8:00 pm ET. Conference to be held January 16-19, 2014 in Orlando, FL. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Public Health


  • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)/School of Public Health: Bi-Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference. This event highlights education and career opportunities for minorities in Public Health. January 18, 2014, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm ET in Chicago, IL. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Rural Health


  • Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA): Annual conference. Shaping Rural Health Care: Creating the Tool Box. January 13-15, 2014 in Savannah, GA. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Sickle Cell Disease


  • FDA/Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: Registration now open for a public meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for sickle cell disease. Registration deadline is January 27, 2014. Event to be held February 7, 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm ET in Silver Spring, MD. Learn More



  • Catalyst Center and the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health: Webinar. The Affordable Care Act and Children with Vision and Eye Health Needs. Registration deadline is January 10, 2014. Webinar to be held January 14, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Women's Health


  • Hardy Girls Healthy Women: Registration now open for the 2014 Summer Institute, Navigating Girl World: Connecting the Dots...Changing the Culture. This three-day intensive training will feature the latest theories about girls' health and development and offer proven methods for supporting girls' voices and activism. Up to 16 hours of continuing education credits will be available for social workers, educators, and health education professionals. Program to be held June 25-27, 2014 in Freeport, ME. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Job Opportunities

Federal Government

  • HHS/ACF: Seeks a full-time, permanent Child Support Program Specialist for their offices in Washington, DC. Position open to all US citizens. Deadline is January 10, 2014. Apply 

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

  • Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare by Meredith Minkler. This book offers an analysis of different methods of community organizing and community building that promote health. Both theory and practice are explored, as well as related ethical principles involved in effective strategization and implementation. Learn More

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