Garcia Reviews for NIH’s HDEP Study Section and NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Posted on 3/17/2015 1:56:16 PM

In February 2015, Victor Garcia, director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and professor of Anthropology, reviewed funding proposals as an invited member of the National Institutes of Health’s Health Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section.

The aim of this study section is to review research applications that address, reduce, or eliminate health disparities and improve equity related to health risks, access to care, treatment, or health and health-related outcomes. Among the topics of the reviewed applications are systematic influences/factors contributing to health disparities as well as topics that focus on health equity improvement in a particular sub-population or sub-populations of interest. 

Here is further information regarding the Health Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section.

In the same month, Garcia also reviewed applications for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) as a member of the Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics Panel. The purpose of the GRFP is to promote a diverse and stable scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program strives to support graduate students who are pursuing science and engineering research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. When considering candidates, NSF takes into consideration the candidates’ demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. As part of the fellowship, graduate students receive three years of support, including a $32,000 stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to a graduate degree-granting institution. 

Here is more information on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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