RFA: DREAM Scholars Program 2023 Cohort

Applications are due Monday, June 5 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

The full RFA is available in the box below under "Downloads."


The Disparities Researchers Equalizing Access for Minorities (DREAM) Scholars Program supports the career development of exceptional pre-docs, post-docs and assistant professors who are committed to health equity research with an emphasis on under-represented minorities (URM). DREAM is a collaboration between the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), the College of Nursing and the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET). 

Five Scholars will be selected from a competitive application process. 

The DREAM Scholars Program will provide access to a solid foundation in career development and core human subject’s research, with an emphasis on health equity research methods (e.g. Community based participatory research, Dissemination and Implementation). The duration of the program is two years (August 15, 2023 – May 30, 2025).   DREAM Scholars will be required to participate in twice monthly 1.5-hour meetings that will be comprised of research/career development seminars and opportunities to present chalk talks and works in progress. Scholars are required to attend an annual two-day writing retreat. Scholars will be expected to produce scholarly products, such as abstracts, manuscripts and grant submissions.  

Support Provided: The DREAM Scholars Program doesn’t provide salary support; however, Scholars will receive up to $2,500 in pilot funding and $1,500 of travel funds to attend or present at a national research or career development conference each appointment year. Progress in the program will be reviewed annually. Contingent upon satisfactory progress in the program and available funding, Scholars will be supported for two years. 

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