ICB Scholarship Program
Many small, underfunded institutions of higher education in the United States need, but do not have, fully functioning HRPPs/IRBs. Many of these institutions serve primarily minority populations with educational disparities, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Others are health institutions serving minority populations with significant health disparities, such as community clinics, regional or area Indian Health Boards, and tribal governments. Almost all such institutions have significantly fewer resources than their larger peer institutions, and many of these institutions are being asked to take on greater roles in research by participating in studies and/or initiating their own research activities.
Who can apply?
Teams of two HRPP/IRB staff members and/or IRB members who work at institutions in the United States that are federally-designated HBCUs, HSIs, or TCUs, or other institutions that serve minority populations with significant health disparities, such as community clinics, regional/area Indian Health Boards, and tribal governments, are eligible to apply for the ICB Scholarship.
This scholarship provides the following for each team member:
- A fee waiver for all three weeks of AER20 (December 1-2, December 8-9, and December 15-16)
- A one-year PRIM&R membership
Individuals who have received an ICB scholarship in the past are ineligible. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 PM ET on October 23, 2020. Decisions will be sent by October 30, 2020.