In February 2015, Victor Garcia, director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and
professor of Anthropology, reviewed funding proposals as an invited member of the
National Institutes of Health’s Health Disparities and Equity Promotion
The aim of this
study section is to review research applications that address, reduce, or
eliminate health disparities and improve equity related to health risks, access
to care, treatment, or health and health-related outcomes. Among the topics of the reviewed applications
are systematic influences/factors contributing to health disparities as well as
topics that focus on health equity improvement in a particular sub-population or
sub-populations of interest.
Here is further information regarding the Health
Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section.
In the same month, Garcia also reviewed applications for
the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(GRFP) as a member of the Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics Panel. The
purpose of the GRFP is to promote a diverse and stable scientific and
engineering workforce in the United States. The program strives to support
graduate students who are pursuing science and engineering research-based master’s
and doctoral degrees. When considering candidates, NSF takes into consideration
the candidates’ demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science
and engineering. As part of the fellowship, graduate students receive three
years of support, including a $32,000 stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education
allowance to a graduate degree-granting institution.
Here is more information on
the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute