Recruiting Faculty for Public Health Grant Proposal Development

Thursday, October 24 2013


**UPDATE:
Due to great RSVP numbers, the Recruiting Faculty for Public Health Grant Proposal Development workshop has changed location to Ag Science Room 104. Twin Falls (Room B52) will connect via videoconference (3-4:30 p.m. Pacific/4-5:30 Mountain). Unfortunately, Boise videoconferencing rooms were not available for this meeting. 

The Office of Community Partnerships works with partners on- and off-campus to seek funding that supports engaged scholarship and learning.* The subject areas we’re targeting are youth education and development, public health, entrepreneurism, food security and local food systems—especially with, but not limited to, the Hispanic population in southern Idaho. These are subject areas in which UI and UI Extension has expertise and are priorities frequently identified in conversations with communities, non-profits, and government agencies throughout the state.

To facilitate development of competitive and fundable interdisciplinary proposals, we are convening several meetings to help us identify faculty members with expertise and who are interested in collaborating on interdisciplinary proposals for external funding.

The first meeting will focus on opportunities related to public health. We have identified approximately 30 federal and private opportunities for external funding related to public health issues. Topic areas include access to health services, youth health literacy, obesity prevention, increasing access to healthy foods, nutrition education, reducing healthcare disparities and many others. We hope to recruit a wide variety of participants who can contribute their own expertise including nutrition, statistics, geography, education, WWAMI, nutrition, business, communications, computer science and many others.

The first meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, from 3-4:30 p.m. in Ag Science Room 104.Twin Falls (Room B52) will connect via videoconference (3-4:30 p.m. Pacific/4-5:30 Mountain). Unfortunately, Boise videoconferencing rooms were not available for this meeting.  Meetings on other topics areas will follow over the next few months.

Please share this announcement with faculty and staff who may be interested in collaborating on grant proposals to fund applied research and outreach in partnership with communities and organizations around the state. If you are interested and would like to attend, please RSVP by Nov. 1 to dgray@uidaho.edu / 208-885-4017.

*Recent examples of successfully funded OCP interdisciplinary grant proposals include:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: ‘Socioeconomics of Biofuel Development in the Northern Rockies’ www.uidaho.edu/community-connections/office-of-community-partnerships/Current-Projects/biofuels

Con-Agra Foundation: ‘Expanding Children’s Hunger Relief in Twin Falls and Power County’ www.uidaho.edu/newsevents/item?name=ui-receives-47300-grant-to-expand-child-hunger-relief-program-in-twin-falls-and-power-counties