Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention Offers Grant Opportunities
The UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) is accepting proposals for the Training Tobacco Scientists (TTS) Program, offering mini-grants of $3,000 or less to students interested in tobacco research.
Mini-grants will be available for Fall 2011-Fall 2012 to support innovative tobacco research proposals, particularly those involving transdisciplinary approaches. Past grantees have come from many fields (e.g., communications, basic science, population health, medicine) and have been awarded for original research projects, as well as data analysis for existing research.
For detailed instructions on preparing the grant proposal, go to the CTRI website.
Intervention Developmental Research Collaboration Opportunity
The UW-Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention was selected as a Research Center of Excellence (P-50) by the National Cancer Institute. An important part of this grant is to stimulate new collaborations with interested investigators from other disciplines to benefit the field of tobacco dependence.
UW-CTRI has set aside resources to support pilot research projects that will help these investigators gain experience in tobacco, bringing their expertise and training to help solve problems in the field and possibly pursue additional funding for tobacco research in future grant submissions.
The center's first priority for pilot project funding is to collaborate with investigators who are interested in helping find ways to expand the reach of tobacco cessation in relation to primary care. UW-CTRI's main P-50 research project is called UW-PASS: Partnership to Assist and Serve Smokers. Additional information about the UWPASS project is available online.