The Minority Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is requesting proposals for two awards of $9,500 each that support emerging scholars and researchers from all disciplines who are engaged in evidence-linked research that directly contributes to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use among minority populations.

The purpose of the award is to gather preliminary data or demonstrate proof-of-principle for tobacco-related research with potential for high impact among minority populations in Arkansas. Applications are now being accepted. These grants are available to investigators from Arkansas not-for-profit organizations, including but not limited to colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, research institutions, community-based organizations, voluntary health agencies, health maintenance organizations and other tobacco control groups.
The application deadline is November 30, 2015. For more information visit www.minorityresearchcenter.org. Contact: Earnette Sullivan, 870-730-1137, or mrc@uapb.edu.

The grants are supported by the UAPB Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions, which is supported by the Arkansas Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program with Master Settlement Agreement dollars.