The Wellesley Institute (WI) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Enabling Grants under its Urban Health Research Programme. Enabling Grants are small, time-limited grants intended to support academics, community agencies and providers to collaboratively pursue research on issues that urban communities identify as important. These may include identifying unmet needs, exploring or testing effective solutions to problems they experience, or increasing our understanding of the forces that shape people's health and the way these forces affect people's health.
This year's Enabling Grants will be directed by the following broad themes:
- Health Equity Practice
- Collaboration and Community Engagement
- Social Innovation
Application Due Date: October 31, 2008
For more information on the themes, program guidelines, and grants proposal form visit the Wellesley Institute's Grants Call for Proposals page: http://wellesleyinstitute.com/wellesley-institute-grants-call-proposals.
In keeping with the strategic goals of the organization, projects supported by the WI should focus on the social determinants of health and health disparities, focusing on the relationships between health and housing (including neighbourhood renewal and regeneration efforts), poverty and income distribution, social exclusion and other social and economic inequalities.