Following a competitive review process, grants will be awarded to teams of faculty and students to conduct pilot projects investigating communication’s key role in promoting wellness, creating a culture of empathy among healthcare providers, and enabling people to resist and recover from illness or injury.
TIMELINE FOR 2019-2020 CHER CYCLE
- Mid-September 2019: Initial cycle announcement circulated
- November 1, 2019: Deadline for Letters of Interest (see template)
- December 2, 2019: Applicants notified, finalists invited to prepare full proposal and presentation
- Early January, 2020: Finalist presentations
- January 24, 2020: Awards announced
- February 1, 2020: Current cycle funding period starts (projects must have IRB approval before funds released)
- Early fall 2020: Current cycle “mid-term” progress reports due to CHER grant program administrators; financial progress report provided by CHC to grantees
- Early spring 2021: Current cycle “wrap up” progress reports due to CHER grant program administrators; financial progress report provided by CHC to grantees
- May 31, 2021: Current cycle funding period ends and final reports due
Download the CHER Grant Program details document, including overview, eligibility, timeline, and letter of interest template.
2018-2019 CHER Grantees
CHER awarded approximately $20,000 for the second cycle of grant funding.
CHER Grantee #1: Developing Public Health Messaging to Reduce Asthma Disparities
CHER Grantee #2: Optimizing Messages for Personalized Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
2017 – 2018 CHER Grantees
CHER awarded approximately $20,000 in the inaugural 2017-18 grant cycle for three projects.
CHER Grantee #1: Lead Poisoning Prevention in Texas Communities
- Principal Investigator: Dr. Anjum Khurshid, Department of Population Health
- Co-Investigator: Dr. Brad Love, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations
- Co-Investigator: Dr. Kate Pounders, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations
CHER Grantee #2: Studying the Effects of Empathetic Healthcare
- Principal Investigator: Dr. David Ring, Departments of Surgery and Perioperative Care and Psychiatry
- Co-Investigator: Dr. Joost Kortlever, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
- Co-Investigator: Dr. Laura Brown, Center for Health Communication
CHER Grantee #3: Minority Women’s Enrollment in Clinical Trials
- Principal Investigator: Dr. J Stuart Ferriss
- Co-Investigator: Anita Vangelisti, Department of Communication Studies
- Assistant: Suzanne Burdick, Department of Communication Studies
- Assistant: Stephanie Nutt, Department of Women's Health