Minority Research Center announces RFP


The Minority Research Center (MRC) is offering a unique source of funding that supports emerging scholars and researchers from all disciplines, who are engaged in evidence linked research that directly contributes to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use among minority populations.

The purpose of the award is to gather preliminary data or demonstrate proof-of-principle for tobacco-related research with potential for high impact among minority populations in Arkansas. Applications are now being accepted. These grants are available to investigators from Arkansas not-for-profit organizations, including but not limited to colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, research institutions, community-based organizations, voluntary health agencies, health maintenance organizations and other tobacco control groups.

The Minority Research Center will review applications and select the recipients (two), who will each receive up to $9,500 to cover the cost of the research. The grants are supported by University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions, which is supported by the Arkansas Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program with Master Settlement Agreement dollars.

Applicants with any questions may contact Earnette Sullivan, Program Manager, at 870-730-1137 or mrc@uapb.edu. The application deadline is November 30, 2015. For more information visit http://www.minorityresearchcenter.org.

About the Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions

The Minority Research Center’s mission is to provide assistance to the state and nation in tobacco and other substance abuse research, prevention, education, technical assistance and evaluation, especially in regard to minority populations (Blacks, Hispanics, Marshall Islanders, and Asians). MRC serves as a resource to the state of Arkansas and across the country to provide best practices and key learnings for eliminating the use of tobacco and other addictive substances within minority communities.


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