The WSU Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a campus-wide Research Stimulus Awards program, focused on the broad area of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health.  This initiative is intended to support research in this area that advances knowledge at multiple levels, and may be used to benefit individuals, families and communities. 

The Provost's Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health Steering Committee is leading the review and decision making for these awards.  Attached to this email, please see the request for proposals (RFP) and detailed instructions for applications. Please read the instructions carefully.  This same information will also be made available soon on the Provost's website.  As noted in the RFP, application submissions are due April 30, 2021.

At this time, we are requiring that all applicants (i.e. both junior faculty and graduate students) submit a letter of intent by April 1, to help the steering committee plan for the review of applications.  The letter of intent is not intended to "weed out" applications but, instead, to anticipate content of the applications so that we can recruit reviewers with appropriate expertise (and without conflicts of interest) to judge the proposals.

Each LOI should contain the following:

  • Project title (even if tentative)
  • List of personnel and department/unit affiliations
  • Abstract of the proposal (300 words max.), identifying the aims/focus and methods

We also wish to notify all applicants that, following proposal submission (due April 30), the committee expects to announce the awards around June 1.