UTH-MDA Population Health Initiative Collaborative Projects Fund

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTH) and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDA) are pleased to announce an opportunity to apply for funding to support population health initiatives.

NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THIS RFP: UTH and MDA leadership have committed a total of $1M to fuel collaborations towards their shared goal, which is to: “achieve a measurable and meaningful reduction in the burden of chronic disease especially among the underserved in whom the impact of these illnesses and adverse outcomes are most consequential”.

There are 3 types of funding: Quick Start, Projects, and an Impact Fund. These mechanisms support investments to seed collaborative projects that, if successful, will be positioned for further investment to expand and/or compete for extramural funds, fueling UTH and MDA’s joint commitment to population health impact in Texas. Preference will be given to meritorious proposals that are new collaborations; and for Projects and Impact Fund proposals, those that describe specific plans to use the results of the proposed study to seek extramural funding.

Quick Start Projects Impact Fund

- Up to $50,000 for 1 year

- Application Due Date: April 5

- Up to $100,000 over 2 years

- Applications Due Date: April 19

- Up to $100,000 over 2 years

- Applications Due Date: April 19

Working together will bridge the gap between the fields of public health and medicine, maximize impact to influence the full spectrum of health and disease across the lifespan, and improve the lives of all Texans -preventing disease before it occurs, treating it when it strikes, and supporting a healthy recovery –both physical and mental –in the years that follow.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Porsha V. Day Porsha.Vallo@uth.tmc.edu or Mickie Lubin mdlubin@mdanderson.org

 For detailed guidance and application forms for submission, please see the linked documents below.

Application Guidelines 
Quick Start Application Forms 
Projects Application Forms 
Impact Fund Application Forms