Internal Deadline: Contact ORIF.
LOI: November 2, 2022
External Deadline: December 2, 2022
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Award Amount: $162,000
Who May Serve as PI: Standard NIH requirements.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The purpose of this funding announcement is to support a coordinating center for the NICHD Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program (PDRIP). The PDRIP is comprised of recipients that have active support from RFA-HD-18-013, RFA-HD-19-014, RFA-HD-20-015, RFA-HD-21-010, RFA-HD-22-013, and predecessor and successor announcements.
This funding announcement has two primary objectives:
- To improve the translation and dissemination of significant peer-reviewed findings, methods, and perspectives from population dynamics research to multiple audiences, including population dynamics scientists, other scientists, and non-scientists such as policy makers, program directors, practitioners, educators, and students.
- To improve coordination and cooperation across the PDRIP to enhance the productivity and scientific impact of the PDRIP and of population dynamics research overall.
By fulfilling these objectives, the coordinating center will increase the productivity of the program and individual population dynamics researchers by reducing the amount of time centers and researchers spend on these activities, thus freeing up time for research, research training, and research development. This funding announcement is also meant to improve the quality and impact of dissemination activities by providing translational expertise that is unlikely to be available to individual centers within the PDRIP or individual population dynamics research projects. Many universities/institutions and centers have effective processes for disseminating their own research findings. Nonetheless, to date, no processes have been developed by individual centers or member organizations that effectively synthesize PDB-supported research and disseminate the findings to broad audiences.
Specific Areas of Research Interest
The population dynamics research findings to be translated and disseminated through support from this funding announcement must be within the scientific mission of the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (PDB). The primary focus of these activities should be directed toward research with direct grant support from PDB. These activities may include other research if the scientific goals of the activity require it and the research is within the scientific scope of PDB and furthers the mission of the NICHD. The branch supports research, research training, and data collection in three areas:
- Demography: The scientific study of human populations, including fertility, mortality and morbidity, migration, population distribution, nuptiality, family demography, population growth and decline, and the causes and consequences of demographic change.
- Population health: Research on human health, productivity, behavior, and development at the population level, using population representative samples, policy or natural experiments, or statistical simulations of populations.
- Reproductive health: Behavioral and social science research on family planning, infertility, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.
Applicants must demonstrate scientific expertise in all three areas.
The application must include plans for the following activities:
- Developing research briefs, blogs or other means (e.g., web-based tools, social media) to highlight and disseminate PDRIP research advances, activities and resources to the research community, policymakers, educators, and other relevant stakeholders and to demonstrate to a broad and diverse audience the overall PDRIP program’s impact upon the health and well-being of populations highlighted in the NICHD Mission and PDB scientific priorities.
- Working with population dynamics researchers to develop responses to current scientific issues – including rapid responses to emerging issues – that would benefit from the population dynamics perspective.
- Maintaining an active multi-center website with links to each PDRIP recipient and PDB. The website will also serve as a source of information dissemination to scientific and lay audiences and will be accessible and readily identifiable.
- Arranging the annual mandatory grantee meeting of the PD/PIs of PDRIP awards and PDB program officials.
- Developing and distributing templates for use by PDRIP recipients that will facilitate the reporting of information to PDB program staff on research findings, productivity, and plans (individually and collaboratively) for both recurrent and emerging scientific areas.
Additional activities may be proposed. Examples of activities that are responsive to this FOA include, but are not limited to:
- Providing communications training and resources for population dynamics researchers to improve their abilities to translate their research findings, methods, and scientific perspectives to audiences outside the population dynamics research community.
- Sponsoring multi-center activities or workshops, including supporting travel to workshops.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.