Grant Opportunities

PTEC Breast Cancer Health Inequities Research Grant Program (US)

PTEC Breast Cancer Health Inequities Research Grant Program (US)

Deadline: 23-Sep-22

The Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) is seeking applications for its Breast Cancer Health Inequities Research Grant Program to support research studies that harness the power of data to identify metrics, outcome measures, or payment models that can be used to encourage practice or policy change that decrease inequity in breast cancer screening, treatment, and outcomes.

Research supported by this CFP is not intended to be merely descriptive, but to identify inequities with breast cancer care and propose data-driven solutions.

PTEC is committed to developing methods for the collection and use of data in support of efforts to decrease inequities in breast cancer screening, treatment, and outcomes in the U.S. healthcare system. Novel approaches and inspired collaborations are necessary to identify ways to measure and reward more equitable health outcomes. PTEC is particularly focused on equity-driven solutions for vaccine equity and conditions that disproportionally affect racialized communities (including Black, Latinx, Asian, and Native American). PTEC is proud to have Gilead Sciences as a partner in their efforts to advance efforts to decrease health inequities in the United States.

Funding Information
3 grants of $50,000 to support project-related costs

Proposals should examine systemic racism as a cause of inequity in the United States healthcare system, and focus on breast cancer. They strongly encourage proposals that also examine intersectional characteristics that increase health inequity including age, disability, LGBTQ+ identities, socioeconomic status, or cultural insensitivity. Proposals may include research on other disease states as long as they demonstrate a connection to breast cancer.

Eligibility Criteria
Based in United States or U.S. territories.
Applicants must be research teams comprised of research institutions (academic or nonacademic), healthcare providers, and/or community-based partners. Research teams from multiple organizations must designate a primary applicant responsible for grant stewardship. Awards will not be granted to individual researchers.
Must examine inequity in breast cancer care within the United States healthcare system. Projects proposing independent or comparative study of other healthcare systems are excluded.
Selection Criteria
Significance (30%)
Does the proposal focus on breast cancer?
Proposals should address screening, treatment, health outcomes, or some combination thereof.
Does the proposal impact racial/ethnic equity and social justice?
Does the proposal consider the impact of intersectional characteristics on racial/ethnic equity?
Does the proposal advance existing literature and implementation science?
Note: Proposed research may be used to generate preliminary data for future projects.
Innovation (20%)
Is the proposal innovative in approach or design?
Does the proposal include patient-centered or patient-engaged elements?
Application (30%)
Does the research create a foundation (individually or building on existing literature) for implementation in the provider, payer, or policy space?
Does the research lend itself to an influential target audience (policymakers, payers, providers, etc.) with an ability to drive implementation of findings?
Research Team (20%)
Applicants are encouraged to develop a multidisciplinary research team with diverse personal and professional backgrounds. These include:
Individuals from groups historically underrepresented in research including (but not limited to): race/ethnicity, disability, lower socioeconomic status.
Individuals from non-academic settings including (but not limited to): community-based organizations, advocacy groups.
Individuals from disciplines including (but not limited to): applied mathematics and mathematics; business administration; communications; computer science; design; economics and finance; education; engineering; geography and demography, law; political science; psychology; public administration; public policy; social work; sociology; transportation; urban/regional planning.
Individuals on interdisciplinary research teams with expertise in evaluation and implementation as well as scientific research.
Research teams are encouraged to demonstrate expertise in research design and data analysis. Community-based organizations and healthcare providers without this expertise are urged to identify well-equipped partners.
Research teams are encouraged to meaningfully engage with breast cancer patients and advocates during the research process, and if possible, include plans for how such engagement is to be achieved.
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