Application for the 2021 CHER Institute, June 7-12
Before completing this application, be sure you have reviewed the detailed Institute description HERE.
The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) will host the upcoming CHER Institute June 7-12, 2021. The CHER Institute provides educational and mentoring experiences to enhance the readiness of early career faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to conduct community-based, social and health behavior research to achieve health equity among racial and ethnic minority populations, and to increase the number of scientists from MSIs represented among National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigators.
The CHER Institute is composed of:
- An online, six-day, intensive research training and mentoring experience during the week of June 7-12, 2021
- Ongoing webinars designed to support the research training experiences
Fifteen early career faculty members will be selected through a competitive process to attend the Institute in 2021. The Institute will be focused on theory-based, culturally-informed methods for effective community engagement in health equity research with the purpose of each participating trainee developing a Specific Aims page for an NIH research proposal.
The following activities will be conducted through the CHER Institute:
- Provide an overview of the NIH and its Institutes;
- Support a broad understanding of the components and the process required for submitting an NIH grant application;
- Instill the importance of adhering to responsible conduct of research principles;
- Enhance early career scientists’ knowledge on methods and analyses used in conducting community-based, social and health behavior research to eliminate health disparities among racial/ethnic minority groups;
- Provide educational experiences for developing a strong Specific Aims section for NIH grant applications;
- Ensure participants create a 3-year professional career development plan; and
- Provide mentoring and networking opportunities to support early career scientists beyond the six-day training program.