Promoting Psychological Research and Training on Health Disparities Issues at Ethnic Minority Serving Institutions (ProDIGs)

ProDIGs encourages student involvement in health disparities research training early in the educational pipeline.

The ProDIGs project seeks to increase the capacity of ethnic minority serving postsecondary institutions and faculty to engage in health disparities research and to encourage student involvement in health disparities research training at early levels of the educational pipeline. For this year, applications are due May 15, 2014.

Typically three to four grants, each in the approximate amount of $5,000 to $6,200, are awarded each year. Approximately half of the grants are for preparation of research applications, and half are for preparation of program/curriculum development applications. 

The ProDIGs grant provides professional development and experiential activities to young ethnic minority scholars (advanced graduate students to early career faculty) designed to enhance their current research skills and advance their careers through the provision of goal-based mentoring by seasoned researchers, interaction with federal research funding officials and specialized training modules.

Eligible Applicants

  1. Applicants for a research small grant must have a doctorate in either psychology or a discipline that substantially involves psychological knowledge and research; applicants for program/curriculum development grants must have at minimum a master’s degree in psychology or a discipline that substantially involves psychological knowledge and research.
  2. Applicants must have a faculty or research affiliation of greater than 0.50 FTE at an accredited minority serving institution (i.e., Hispanic serving institutions, historically Black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander serving institutions, and those community colleges serving a predominantly minority student population) that provides a postsecondary major or minor program of study in either psychology or in area that substantially involves psychological knowledge.
  3. Applicants must have completed their highest academic degree within the past 10 years (at the time of submission of their ProDIGs application).
  4. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, a non-citizen national or have permanent residency status. Persons with temporary or student visas are ineligible.
  5. Applicants must be APA members at the time awarded funds are disbursed.

For additional information please log on to the Promoting Psychological Research and Training on Health Disparities webpage.