MCUAAAR Call for Pilot Proposals

Proposals are sought that support junior investigator-initiated research pilot projects that can lead to independent NIH-funded projects. Collaborative research projects that involve faculty from more than one department, school or institute are also encouraged. Proposals for behavioral and social science research that focus on the mental and physical health of older African-Americans are encouraged from all academic disciplines that address issues relevant to this topic. Proposals should recognize the importance of a person’s life course development as it relates to the specific research question of interest. Some examples of these issues include: quality of life, stress and coping, health effects of prejudice and discrimination, caregiving, social support, family life, cognition, mental disorders, morbidity and mortality, healthcare utilization, work and retirement…

MCUAAAR/MRDRC Call for Proposals

This is a special call for retirement or disability research proposals that focus on the well-being of older African-Americans and/or disparities among different race/ethnic groups. To receive funding, individuals must have demonstrated interest in retirement and disability topics that relate to the Social Security Administration’s research agenda. In partnership, MCUAAAR and MRDRC seek proposals that support junior investigator-initiated research pilot projects that can lead to independent SSA- or NIH-funded projects. Collaborative research projects that involve faculty from more than one department, school or institute are also encouraged.

ROAR Launches Website

The Recruiting and Retaining Older African Americans into Research (ROAR) project focuses on developing a sustainable national model to increase the representation of Black older adults in health research in a community-based way that elevates the voices of African American older adults at every step. You can find more information about ROAR on their newly launched website https://engageus.org/. The ROAR project is funded by…