Public Health Grants Mentoring Program



The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) Grants Mentoring Program prepares participants to compete successfully for extramural funding. Applications are welcome from Augusta University faculty members of any rank whose research interests broadly align with public health. Applicants should not have previously received significant extramural research support as Principal Investigator. The 2-year program provides a systematic training experience that includes workshops, seminars, and staged guidance on proposal preparation. Periodic reports and presentations track participant progress through program milestones. Successful program completion includes submitting an extramural grant through IPPH.  

Resources Provided by IPPH

  1. Seminars and Workshops - including group sessions, informal network opportunities, structured mock grant reviews, and individualized feedback on grant concepts and responding to grant reviews
  2. External & Editorial Review - IPPH will provide an external review of grant proposals and professional editing services prior to grant submission
  3. Pre-Award and Post-Award Services - for (a) identifying funding opportunities, (b) budgeting, (c) grant proposal coordination, (d) submission, and (e) Post Award grant management
  4. Research Support – up to $1000 to support preliminary data collection and/or analysis for grant proposals.
  5. Travel - up to $2,000 for conference travel to present research or to connect with collaborators.

ChecklistApplication Process

Interested faculty members should submit a single pdf packet by April 24, 2020 which includes:

  1. One page statement of interest from applicant detailing:
        ♦ why you are interested in this program
        ♦ primary research agenda
        ♦ how your research interests relate to public health
        ♦ 2‑3 specific public health-related research questions that could serve as the basis for a grant application
        ♦ potential funding sources for an extramural application, if known
  1. Two examples of your relevant scholarly work that support your research interests (e.g. pdfs of publications)
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Letter of support from Department Chair

Selection Process

Participants are selected based on: a track record of publications and scholarly works; preliminary development of a focused research agenda in a fundable area of interest; and letter of support from department chair. 

To apply:
submit your pdf packet via email to IPPH@AUGUSTA.EDU

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