CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS): A Public Health Experience to Expose Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Minority Health, Public Health and Health Professions

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) announces the fiscal year (FY) 2017 availability of approximately $3 million per year for five (5) years. These funds will be used to enhance CDC's ability to eliminate health disparities by supporting national public health workforce development for up to four (4) cooperative agreement awards. These awards will support summer programs for undergraduate and graduate students in public health careers and other health professions, including those from under-represented and underserved populations and students from other vulnerable populations such as physical disability, low English proficiency, gender identity and sexual orientation. 

Vulnerable populations are social groups who have an increased susceptibility to adverse health outcomes (e.g., due to social position). Evidence of this differential in vulnerability or increased risk includes but is not limited to premature mortality, comparative morbidity, decreased functional status, and diminished quality of life. 

The purpose of this FOA is to implement a national summer training program to introduce undergraduate and graduate students, including but not limited to those from under-represented and underserved populations and students from other vulnerable populations such as physical disability, low English proficiency, gender identity and sexual orientation to public health, public health professions and biomedical sciences. The CUPS/FERGUSON program is based on a common logic model developed to link distinct program and evaluation activities to common anticipated outcomes for the programs funded. 

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent: May 19, 2017
  • Application: Jun. 19, 2017

Agency Website

Amount

$850,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Institutional

Category

Curriculum Development
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 19, 2017