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Culture and Policy Institute seeks research applicants

By Bronwyn Wingo
Special Projects Writer, UTSA '05

(July 15, 2005)--UTSA recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health to support the development of research programs related to mental health research in South Texas.

Among the various components supported by the funding is a faculty research awards program designed to enhance the capabilities of faculty conducting mental health research.

To initiate the program, the South Texas Initiative for Mental Health Research (STIMHR) is accepting applications from UTSA faculty who are involved in or planning to pursue mental health research. The primary purpose of the award program is to help faculty develop competitive grant proposals to advance their research studies.

Two awards providing one month's salary and one course release for the fall semester will be made each summer. By the end of the fall semester, awardees are expected to submit a grant proposal of at least $50,000 annually to an external agency.

Applicants should specify the nature of the research activity, the relevance of the research to the Hispanic population of South Texas, the contribution the research activity will have on the research program of the faculty member and the nature and focus of the extramural funding to be pursued. Advisory committee review of applications will determine recipients.

The deadline for submissions for the 2005 program is 5 p.m., Monday, July 25. Applications are limited to five double-spaced pages of narrative to be accompanied by a current vitae. Only tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to junior faculty and faculty belonging to minority ethnic groups.

Six copies of the application should be sent via U.S. mail by July 25 to Martha Trevino Crawford, UTSA Culture and Policy Institute, 501 W. Durango Blvd., DB 4.226, San Antonio, Texas, 78207.

For more information, call (210) 458-2654.

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