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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. Under the 2018 Call for Applications, TRDRP awarded over $80 million dollars to over 120 scientifically meritorious projects with an overall funding rate of 19 percent.  For the 2019 Call for Applications, TRDRP will have closer to $57 million in allocated funds available to award. This call for applications narrows the scope of research requested in order to better align our funded awards with our mission and the funds available.

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