Renee R. Jenkins, MD Racial Justice and Health Equity Award

Apply for the Renee R. Jenkins, MD Racial Justice & Health Equity Award

Deadline: ‎October 11, 2023

‎The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) is excited to announce the second annual SAHM Renee R. Jenkins, MD Racial Justice and Health Equity Award. ‎The purpose of this annual award is to support research and program evaluation focused on ‎racial justice and/or health equity within adolescent health and medicine. 

Dates and Deadline Information

  • Deadline for receipt of application: ‎October 11, 2023
  • Notification of award: December 31, 2023
  • Funding period: ‎March 2024-February 2025
  • Final Report due: May 2025

Use of Award Funds

Up to $3,000 in funding is available to the selected recipient. Examples of how funds can be used include, but are not limited to, subject incentives and travel, a ‎consultant to provide statistical analysis, or secondary data analysis of existing data sets. Funds may ‎not be used to support salary, indirect costs, the purchase of equipment or other capital expenses, ‎conducting clinical trials, pharmaceutical trials or literature reviews/meta-analyses. ‎

Eligibility Criteria

  • All disciplines invited to apply.
  • SAHM membership required.
  • No restrictions on where applicant resides.

Application Criteria

  • Research project or project evaluation proposal, with specific objectives, study population and ‎methodology, and evaluation plan.
  • Proposed project budget.
  • Research or Evaluation strategy must be completed within a 1-year period to complete.
  • Dissertations are not accepted for this award.

Proposal should include a Title Page that includes: ‎

  1. Title of proposed project ‎
  2. Clearly state, whether the proposed project relates to clinical care innovation, educational ‎innovation or research innovation.‎
  3. Leader/Principal investigator name, academic rank, department, office address, phone, email
  4. Other Key personnel (Co-investigators, collaborators; with rank and dept.) ‎
  5. Budget contact name, title, phone, email
  6. Location(s) where this project will be performed
  7. Is this project supported with other funds, grants?‎
    • If yes, please indicate source
  8. Has the leader/PI received funding through this mechanism in the past 5 years?  ‎
    • If yes, please indicate the project name and amount

Proposals should include the following sections: ‎

  1. Brief Project Summary ‎
  2. Specific aims ‎
  3. Significance ‎
  4. Innovation ‎
  5. Background (including preliminary data if applicable) ‎
  6. Study/Project Design
  7. Include a statement that the study is IRB compliant. If IRB is required, clearly state if an ‎IRB has already been approved, or that it is pending.‎
  8. Analysis/Evaluation plan
  9. Sustainability
  10. Long term goal and timeline ‎
  11. References ‎
  12. Itemized budget and budget justification (Do not include indirect costs)
  13. CV of Leader/PI and other investigators

Format: 3-page limit (not including title page, references, budget, CV’s), single-space, 1 inch ‎margins, 11 point, Arial font. Please upload applications as one PDF document with the ‎following naming convention: First Name_Last ‎Name_Equity_2024_Research_Award.

Please upload your application package here. Incomplete applications ‎will not be accepted. ‎

Application Review Criteria

  • Significance and innovation of the research or evaluation plan.
  • Potential for the project to reduce racial injustice and the impact of racism on health, or ‎improve health equity among adolescents and young adults.

Deliverable Requirement

In accepting this grant, you will be expected to submit a one-page final progress report (single-‎space, 1 inch margins, 11 point, Arial font ) summarizing findings, the impact on the field, ‎planned or submitted presentation abstracts or manuscripts, and a financial report at the end ‎of the funding period including any residual balance if applicable.  Any and all presentation ‎abstracts or manuscripts must acknowledge receipt of funding from the Society for Adolescent ‎Health and Medicine.‎

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Lanphere at SAHM HQ. 

Previous Year Recipients


Recipient: Jack Rusley, MD, MHS
Project Title:  The Use of New Media to improve Access to Sexual Reproductive Health Services among Young Black Males in a Community-Based Setting


Recipient: Jade Burns, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC
Project Title:  The Use of New Media to improve Access to Sexual Reproductive Health Services among Young Black Males in a Community-Based Setting

Revised 07/05/2023

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