**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are partnering to advance health equity in at-risk communities located in the coastal region of the US Gulf of Mexico. Towards this advancement, the GRP-RWJF partnership is sponsoring a unique funding opportunity for researchers at Minority Serving Institutions in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. This funding opportunity will support community-engaged research to investigate the role that data on the social determinants of health (SDOH) could play in improving the capability of public health data systems to better understand and address health disparities in select at-risk communities.

The GRP is accepting proposals from accredited Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) located in one of the five U.S. Gulf of Mexico states—Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Preference will be given to MSIs that partner with at-risk communities located in coastal regions along the Gulf of Mexico. One of the GRP’s areas of interest is partnerships with environmental justice communities to better understand and address the impacts of climate change on environmental health disparities.

Total Amount Available: Up to $6,000,000
Award per Grantee: Up to $1,500,000
Period of Performance: 23 months
Estimated Number of Awards: 4

Application Deadline: June 12, 2023: Deadline for submission of proposals due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.