Request for proposals for research and graduate student awards on migration and health:
"In light of the current public debate regarding immigrants, it is vital that university-based research be available to the decision makers making choices that affect migrants and their health. PIMSA, a collaborative research program between Mexico and the U.S., provides opportunities for research that contributes to the development of evidence-based policies affecting migrants and their health.
PIMSA is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Research Awards and grants for graduate students related to migration and health topics. Please view the full announcement for application details and timelines.
This cycle will be open to researchers and graduate students from any of the University of California campuses, University of Arizona, University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Houston, working in collaboration with researchers from the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT for its Spanish acronym) accredited institutions in all Mexican states and Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), or from Mexico's Secretariat of Health research institutions.
PIMSA is administered jointly by the Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA) and the California Program on Access to Care (CPAC) under the auspices of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.
Research Priority Areas
All research proposed should highlight the migratory context and impact on health of the issue or problem of interest. Research questions should be focused on the projected impact of results on public policies.
The following research areas will be given priority:
- Mental health, including domestic violence and violence from a public health perspective, alcohol and substance abuse, and its relation with culture;
- Chronic diseases, including nutrition related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity;
- Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs);
- Women’s health, including reproductive care, breast and cervical cancer, and women’s rights;
- Occupational health, including farmworkers rights, injury prevention, respiratory illness, heat-related illness, and pesticide exposure;
- Access to health care, including best practices for health prevention and promotion; strategies for expanding health insurance; legal aspect of access to health care; and the use of medical technology to reduce health disparities and web-based health information technologies.*High value will be given to proposals concerning immigration and/or the healthcare reform.
- Health Economics under the current political environment" (University of California Berkeley, The Health Initiatives of the Americas)
Required LOI due February 14th, 5:00pm PDT.