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    Deadline: January 17, 2020

    ASBMR NMRI Workshop Travel Grant

    The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research is pleased to offer a travel grant for young investigators to attend the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop, held April 22-24, 2020.

    Purpose of Grant:
    ASBMR recognizes the need to support research investigators from traditionally under-served communities. Over the past few years we have partnered with the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop to send young investigators to attend this event.

    The Office of Minority Health Coordination (OMHRC) of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) established a communication network called the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) to encourage communication between current and potential biomedical research investigators and technical personnel interested in minority health research, including individuals from traditionally under-served communities: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders. The major objective of the network and annual workshop is to encourage and facilitate participation of members of underrepresented population groups and others interested in minority health in the conduct of biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive diseases, nutrition, kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. A second objective is to encourage and enhance the potential of investigators in choosing a biomedical research career in these fields.

    More than 300 researchers have participated in NMRI workshops in the past decade, and approximately 100 are active members. The success of the NMRI, a network that is “owned” by its members and supported by the NIDDK, begins with the dedication of senior investigators who mentor and serve as role models for junior investigators. The participation of active members and the recruitment of new members is a primary reason for the Network’s success in the past and the reason for confidence that it will continue to grow in the future.

    Award Amount: $1,500 USD

    Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Be an ASBMR member paid through the end of 2020 
    2. Be a student/trainee or within five years of completion of a Ph.D., M.D., residency training or equivalent
    3. Self-identify with one of the following races/ethnicities, according to NIH’s definition of under-represented minorities: black/African American, Hispanics or Latino, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islander OR conduct research on racial/ethnic health disparities 
    4. Must currently reside in the United States or Canada

    Application Requirements:

    The application components must be submitted at one time in order to be complete. Application materials that are needed:

    1. CV/Biosketch
    2. One-page proposal/justification of need statement explaining how attending the NMRI Annual Workshop will benefit your research career.
    3. (Optional) Abstract that applicant will present at the workshop. Click here for abstract guidelines.

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