August 31 Aug 31
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Request for Proposals


2022 Community Impact Research Grants Information Session & Request for Proposals

In recent years, the incidence and mortality for most types of cancer in California have declined; however, disparities persist for historically marginalized communities. The Stanford Cancer Institute Population Sciences Program and Community Outreach and Engagement and the Center for Population Health Sciences are pleased to offer a call for cancer health equity proposals. Applicants can respond to one or more of the tracks outlined below. Proposals are due October 14, 2022

  • Track 1: Community-Driven Climate Change & Cancer Equity Grand Challenge. Track 1 is in direct response to a community-driven grand challenge. This year, we are partnering with the San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium, comprising eleven local public health jurisdictions dedicated to advancing health equity, to understand and address the impact of wildfire smoke on underserved communities in the San Joaquin Valley region (funding period 2 years, up to $100,000). The Consortium seeks to learn how increases in wildfires have affected cancer prevention and control and what strategies can be used to reduce these risks. This specific grand challenge is motivated by the overarching goal of understanding and addressing the impact of climate change on cancer disparities in the region (i.e., proposals could have a broader focus).
  • Track 2: Cancer Health Equity Seed Grants. We invite the submission of seed grant proposals to address and reduce cancer disparities among underserved populations in California (funding period 1 year, up to $40,000). Applicants are not limited to a specific topic, cancer type, or study design. However, preference will be given to proposals that focus on counties served by the Stanford Cancer Institute and/or the following priority areas:
  • Understanding and addressing structural and institutional factors that drive cancer disparities in persistent poverty areas
  • Promoting cancer health equity in the San Joaquin Valley region

  • Leveraging real-world data to reduce cancer disparities in California

We are happy to facilitate connections to cancer and/or climate change experts (contact Lesley Sept All Stanford faculty and early career trainees (e.g., postdoctoral fellows) are eligible to apply.

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