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Integrating Special Populations Initiative

ABOUT THE INTEGRATING SPECIAL POPULATIONS INITIATIVE

The Integrating Special Populations Initiative aims to engage research subpopulations that are typically underrepresented in research, such as (1) pediatric populations, (2) patients with rare diseases (e.g., cancer, sickle cell disease, congenital heart disease), (3) young adult patients transitioning to adult healthcare, (4) people from under-resourced communities (including urban Appalachia), (5) those experiencing homelessness, (6) LGBTQ youth, and/or (7) other specialized populations as defined by age, economic, medical or minority status or other documented vulnerability.

INTEGRATING SPECIAL POPULATIONS GRANTS

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is designed to elicit proposals that integrate special populations into clinical or health practice, training, and/or research to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. 

There are two grants with a focus on Integrating Special Populations (ISP). 

  • ISP Health Grant: Up to $20,000 to complete a project that makes a health impact in two or more of the ISP priority areas. 

  • ISP Implementation Grant: Up to $5,000 to address a health challenge in two or more of the ISP priority areas. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

Community programs, agencies, physician practices and other not-for-profit organizations may apply as principal investigators or community partners. Faculty, staff/affiliates of academic institutions, and fellows (supervised) may also be considered as principal investigators or collaborators. 

To be eligible, proposals must align with Priorities 1 and 2. Other priorities are recommended and will increase the likelihood of success of the proposal: 

  • Priority 1: Ensures diversity, inclusion and cultural sensitivity in development and implementation.

  • Priority 2: Supports the integration of at least one special population in real-world community, clinical, and/or health setting, in ways that enhance quality of life and well-being.

  • Priority 3: Builds capabilities in community and/or institutional leaders in serving special and diverse populations.

  • Priority 4: Aligns with best practices and theoretical frameworks related to special populations. Projects will generate new knowledge and models in the field.

  • Priority 5: Involves collaboration across systems important to serving and meeting the needs of special populations.

 

APPLY FOR A 2024 INTEGRATING SPECIAL POPULATIONS STUDIO
  • 2024 Application Details:

    • Please click here to request to participate in an ISP Studio.

    • ISP Studio: An opportunity to receive feedback on a grant or project with the goal of strengthening the proposal for funding and/or outcome. The ISP Studio meets quarterly and CCTST staff can answer any questions and provide technical assistance needed for those interested in participating in the ISP Studio.

      • Upcoming 2024 ISP Studio dates (subject to change):​

        • September 13, 2024 (LOI due July 3, 2024)

        • December 6, 2024 (LOI due October 4, 2024)

INTEGRATING SPECIAL POPULATIONS INITIATIVE TEAM

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