Request for research project proposals

Application Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021

The Provost's Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health (SBDH) Steering Committee announces its 2021 request for research project proposals.

The Provost's SBDH Steering Committee is a campus-wide initiative established to promote WSU leadership in continuous advancement of social and behavioral knowledge at multiple levels of inquiry (personal to societal) and the use of strategies that improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.   

This request for proposals (RFP) seeks impactful research projects that address social and behavioral determinants of health as broadly defined. Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome including both quantitative and qualitative research.  

The SBDH Committee plans to fund research studies in two categories: Junior Faculty, and Doctoral Students. Only WSU faculty and doctoral-candidate students are eligible. Applications will be peer reviewed. 

  • Junior faculty funding will be provided for 2 research projects, with each project funded for 1 year, at a total amount of up to $20,000 in costs for each project.  
  • Doctoral student funding will be provided for at least 6 research projects, with each project funded for 1 year, at a total amount of up to $5,000 for each project. 

The full RFP (attached) describes the program, eligibility, application procedures, peer review, notification of awards, and use of funds.  

Questions about the program can be addressed to these members of the Steering Committee:

Funding for this program is generously supplied by the Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts