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Other Type: Call for Proposals

Resource Title: Junior Faculty Research Mentoring and Funding Opportunity FY2021-2022

Publication Title: Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) and Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (MRDRC)

Publish Date: Deadline September 7, 2021, 8 pm (EDT)

Call for Proposals from MCUAAAR and MRDRC in Partnership

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.


Junior faculty and research scientists/investigators are eligible to apply for this award. The mentoring program is for early-stage researchers who hold an academic rank, or appointment equivalent to, assistant professor. All MCUAAAR scientists have a minimum of two formal mentors, one whom the scientist lists in their proposal and another who is a MCUAAAR faculty member (this mentor will be assigned during the first month of the pilot study).

The financial awards, for the one-year period of 10/1/2021 to 9/30/2022, are available through the MRDRC via a cooperative agreement with the SSA. Individual requests may not exceed $25,000 in direct costs.

Questions regarding this opportunity should be submitted to Cheri Brooks at the Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center, mrdrcumich@umich.edu.





Junior Faculty Research Mentoring and Funding Opportunity FY2021-2022

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