Request for Proposals for Pilot Projects – Rural Population Health and Aging


The Faculty Fellows Grant Program funds faculty research/evaluation awards in the areas of population health and health promotion. Awards are up to a maximum of $25,000 and 24 months. Special consideration is given to projects that incorporate the Lerner Center’s Healthy Monday Syracuse campaign principles, messaging, and/or programming.

Project Description:

Population health or health promotion projects should focus on impacting health behaviors, institutions, systems, or policies to reduce risk for and/or consequences of chronic disease and/or premature mortality at the individual, community, or societal levels and should include one or more of the Lerner Center’s key strategic priority areas: diet and nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, substance misuse, stress reduction, and mental health. Desirable projects will also incorporate one or more cross-cutting themes of health equity, policy change, multidisciplinary discovery, and community engagement.

Projects can involve a range of activities, including:

  • primary data collection/analysis or secondary data analysis that contributes to new or existing population health research
  • creation of data-informed methods to inform new interventions or programs
  • development and/or pilot of a new public health intervention or program
  • evaluation of the design, implementation, or impact of a pilot intervention, program, or policy.


The principal investigator (PI) must be a tenured or tenure-track Syracuse University faculty member or Professor of Practice from any college or program. Multidisciplinary teams and the inclusion of a community-based partner organization are encouraged. Postdoctoral Fellows can be included as collaborators on proposals, but are not eligible to apply as PIs. Proposals with multiple PIs are acceptable as long as at least one of the PIs holds a primary tenured, tenure-track, or Professor of Practice appointment at Syracuse University.

To Apply:

The application deadline for 2018 has passed. Please check back in Fall 2019 for the next call for proposals.

To review the proposal requirements, please see the full request for proposals: Faculty Fellows Request For Proposals

Questions should be directed to Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, at

Check out the Faculty Fellow Grant Program Winners, 2018-2019

Additional Resources:

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