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Research priorities

All applications must address one or more of TRDRP’s eight research priorities.

In November 2016, California voters passed Proposition 56 —the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 -- which increased the retail tax on tobacco products by $2. This resulted in a substantial increase in funds available for research. With this influx of new dollars, TRDRP is exploring innovative strategies to maximize the impact of research and keep administrative costs at a minimum. This Call for Applications contains the first phase of programmatic changes from the early stages of an extended strategic planning process.

The resulting research priorities guide our strategic direction and all funding decisions which are:

Follow the link below to access some resources that describe the theoretical framework and application of Community Engagement in academic research. The listed resources are not exhaustive. Investigators are encouraged to consider evidence-based and novel approaches to engage community residents and organizations in a manner that is complementary to the proposed research project.

Please take a look at our FAQ to find out more, for example how a biomedical scientist can incorporate community engagement into their study.