Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

Travel Awards

The University at Albany Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities (CEMHD) is pleased to announce a competition for Travel Awards to help scholars attend conferences on Participatory Action Research and Minority Health Disparities Research held between January 1, and July 31, 2006. CEMHD focuses on building capacity for health disparities research at the University at Albany by identifying community needs, focusing on barriers to utilization of prevention programs and health care, and to begin scientific projects with community groups to test programs that may reduce barriers and improve utilization, and ultimately health. To help in meeting this goal, CEMHD is sponsoring four Travel Awards for up to $1,200.

Who is eligible?
Applicants may be of any rank, but some preference will be given to junior faculty. Awardees will be expected to share the knowledge they have gained with other CEMHD researchers at monthly Mentoring and Training Brown Bags upon return.

How to apply:
Those interested in applying for the travel grant should submit:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Pamphlets or Flyers that document travel dates, location, sponsorship, etc.;
  • A short statement explaining why the conference is relevant to the goals of CEMHD and their own research emphasis;
  • A budget showing estimated costs for travel, lodging, meals, registration, etc.; and
  • Within 30 days of return, a one-page written summary statement explaining how information or resources gathered at the conference can assist CEMHD.

Where to submit:
Completed applications and one-page summary statement after return should be submitted to

Dr. Robert Miller, Jr.
Mentoring and Training Core Director
mailto:[email protected]
(518) 442- 5374