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Opening Doors Health Disparities Research Training Program

The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health’s NIMHD (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities) funded Opening Doors Health Disparities Research Training Program (Opening Doors) is pleased to announce a call for research proposals open to Drexel University faculty, who are conducting health disparities research. Up to 20 research awards will be available for faculty who apply by June 18, 2014. These research training awards are designed for faculty committed to serving as mentors of a student researcher from October 2014 to the end of May 2015. Funding awards include research support and paid student researchers. Faculty mentors whose projects are funded will have the opportunity to identify and be matched with a mentee from a pool of public health master’s and doctoral students previously selected as trainees by the leadership of Opening Doors Health Disparities Research Training Program.


  • Doctoral Level Researcher Stipend: $8,500 (paid over 8 months) or Master’s Level Researcher Stipend: $8,000 (paid over 8 months). Researchers work up to 300 hours over the 8 month period.
  • $1,200 Research Support for project related costs (i.e. software, computer, supplies, equipment, cost for student to attend a conference to present research, etc.)
  • Professional Development and Training for student researcher

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by 5 p.m. Please use the attached application form. Notification of awards will be announced by September 1, 2014.

For more information including the requirements of and training schedule for student researchers as well as a list of previously funded Opening Doors projects, please visit the Opening Doors webpage or email