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January 28, 2010
NJ Revilla-Garcia

Call for Applications for HSIs

2010 HACU-DHHS Professions Capacity Building Program

HACU announces its Call for Applications for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to submit applications to participate in the 2010 HACU-DHHS Professions Capacity Building Program this summer. The program is designed to increase the participation of HSIs and entry-level faculty in grant development efforts that improve the health status of Hispanics and other minority populations and also to expand federal health care grant and contract opportunities at your campuses.  



  • Entry-level from Biological and Social Sciences, and/or allied health programs from a two-year or four-year HSI
  • Minimal grant proposal development/writing experience
  • Strong interest in health disparities research (preferred)


  • Staff of Office of Sponsored Research Program (or its equivalent) from a two-year or four-year HSI
  • Actively involved in pre- and/or post-award day-to-day administration
  • Long-term career interests in research administration 

Selected participants will receive:

Paid travel and lodging expenses, along with a stipend.
The program includes a pre-workshop online course, two workshops in San Antonio, Texas, and a workshop in Bethesda, Maryland. The program provides an overview of funding opportunities available through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

HACU DHHS 2009 participants

Application and supporting documents are due Friday, April 9, 2010.  

Online application is available under “Programs,” at

The HACU-DHHS Professions Capacity Building Program is supported by the DHHS National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) and administered by HACU and the DHHS Office of Minority Health. For questions, please contact Arturo Cuéllar, Jr. at (210) 692-3805, or e-mail acuellar@hacu.netLink IconDownload a Brochure hereLink Icon.