The new Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness has released its first request for proposals, with letters of intent due January 25, 2011. The institute’s steering committee seeks proposals that address one or more of the following:
- Education through professional training and community outreach.
- Research through patient-oriented clinical, basic and translational science.
- Clinical care through the development of new preventive measures and treatments.
- Public policy advocacy to promote improved nutritional health in the community.
Letters of intent are sought from qualified health-oriented professionals—including scientists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, public health professionals, social scientists, and urban planners—with experience working in community networks or in community-based participatory research. The institute is specifically seeking clinical research proposals that focus on nutrition for parents-to-be, pregnant and/or lactating mothers, and their infants. These awards, which will range from $50,000 to $100,000 annually for one or two years, should serve as pilot funding for future external funding.
While applicants do not need to be from OHSU, proposals must demonstrate a clearly defined connection with OHSU’s existing expertise and research, preferably through an existing collaboration if a non-OHSU based applicant.