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Pilot Grant Program

C-FAHR Research Fund, 2022-2023

C-FAHR is now accepting proposals for faculty pilot awards (up to $10,000), grad student/trainee research awards (up to $1,500), as well as access to small-grant, quick-funds (less than $1,000). 

All proposals should detail activities that promote the development of research related to families and health at the University of Utah.   Proposals must address at least one of the C-FAHR priority areas: 

  • Families dealing with chronic illnesses
  • Early life experiences and later life health
  • Community-relevant research that promotes health and well-being.
  • Cultures of health
  • Methods and statistics oriented toward families and health.

Applications are due January 17, 2023.

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Spring 2021 Pilot Award Grants

Congratulations to the following individuals for their receipt of the C-FAHR Pilot Award Grants:

Faculty Award

Yelena Wu (Dermatology)

A Telehealth Delivered Sun Protective Intervention for New Mothers and Their Babies. 

The project will pilot test an innovative telehealth-delivered sun safety intervention (SUNRISE) for expectant mothers and their newborn infants. 

Graduate Student/Postdoc Awards

  • Kelly Mansfield (Nursing) Social networks and social support of parents of children with congenital heart defects.
  • Amber Thompson (Sociology), Experiences of families with end-of-life doula care:  A hermeneutic-phenomenological study
  • Tessa Washburn (Family and Consumer Studies), Development of a survey instrument measuring excessive household chores among girls in Ghana
Last Updated: 10/5/22