Pilot Grants

Pilot Grant Opportunities

UNITE Humanities & Social Science Research CFP

  • UNITE Humanities & Social Science Research CFP
    The UNITE Research Priority Area has issued a request for applications focused on collaborative research in racial equity for humanities disciplines. Pilot funding is available to support projects of merit that explore racial equity from a humanities/ humanistic social sciences lens. UNITE requests proposals that will convene groups of two or more scholars in pursuit of impactful work focused on racial equity. Applications are due June 30, 2021. Please follow the link in the header for eligibility, requirements, and application documents.

Markey Cancer Center and the UNITE Research Priority Area Pilot Partnership

  • Markey Cancer Center and the UNITE Research Priority Area Pilot Partnership
    Markey Cancer Center and the UNITE (United in True Racial Equity) Research Priority Area are proud to introduce a new funding opportunity for one $50,000 pilot project during a 12-month period. Projects proposed in response to this funding announcement should seek to understand and prevent cancer, detect cancer early, and/or manage cancer treatment more accurately and effectively among racial/ethnic minority populations. Please follow the link in the header for eligibility requirements and application documents.

UNITE Research Priority Area RFA: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

  • UNITE Research Priority Area RFA: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake
    A part of the United in True Racial Equity (UNITE) Research Priority Area (RPA) mission is to support research focused on racial disparities, racial health equity, social and racial justice that will result in impactful scholarly outputs and extramural funding for sustainability.
    This notice solicits applications for projects that will utilize theory-driven, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate research methods to enhance COVID-19 testing and vaccination in racial and ethnic minority populations in urban and rural areas of the Commonwealth. Projects that are responsive will increase vaccine uptake in Black and Hispanic/Latinx populations. Please follow the link in the header for eligibility requirements and application documents.

The CHET Health Equity Pilot Grant in Partnership with the UNITE Research Priority Area 

  • The CHET Health Equity Pilot Grant in Partnership with the UNITE Research Priority Area 
    Pilot funding will be made available to support meritorious projects that focus on identifying, reducing and/or eliminating health disparities. All applications must address how the pilot project will (1) directly contribute to achieving health equity for a vulnerable population and (2) obtain critical data to support an extramural grant submission that will promote health equity. Please follow the link in the header for eligibility requirements and more information.

Substance Use Research Priority Area (SUPRA) & UNITE Research Priority Area Pilot Partnership

  • Substance Use Research Priority Area (SUPRA) & UNITE Research Priority Area Pilot Partnership
    The purpose of this pilot funding mechanism is to provide resources to support innovative, collaborative substance use research from a clinical or community research perspective with a focus on racial equity. Competitive applications will focus on research related to people of color. Applications should align with SUPRA’s mission: to prevent and reduce the burdens of substance use disorders through conducting and translating transdisciplinary and innovative research to inform clinical services, public health practice, and policy; and UNITE’s mission: to support research focused on racial disparities, racial health equity, social and racial justice that will result in impactful scholarly outputs and extramural funding for sustainability. All applications must directly address how the pilot project will lead to future extramural applications. Please follow the link in the header for eligibility requirements and more information.

Current Awardees

The following awardees have been selected for the 2020 Igniting Research Collaborations program, in partnership with UNITE:​

 

 
 
Principal Investigator: Dr. Fatima Espinoza Vasquez 
Topic: Developing an Emergency Sociotechnical Infrastructure with Lexington's Latinx Community
Collaboration between Colleges of Communication and Nursing 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Principal Investigator: Dr. JaleEsa Wells                                         
Topic: Stimulating Higher Education Leadership Progression - An Institutional Framework for BIPOCs 
Collaboration between Colleges of Fine Arts, CAFE, A&S, and Education