ECHO Pilot Research Award Program

 
The Rev. Robert Campbell checks the water coming from the tap in his home. A pilot award helped investigators study the quality of life in his community, which borders a landfill.

The Rev. Robert Campbell checks the water coming from the tap in his home. A pilot award helped investigators study the quality of life in his community, which borders a landfill.

ECHO supports the development of early-stage racial/ethnic health disparities researchers by providing pilot research funding to cover a range of research activities such as the following:

  • Testing of methods (e.g. recruitment and retention, biological collection protocols)
  • Developing and testing survey measures and instruments
  • Collecting and analyzing pilot data
  • Testing intervention designs

Since 2002, ECHO has awarded 50 pilot research awards totaling almost a half million dollars to help solve some of North Carolina’s health disparity problems.

To view a listing of previous pilot award recipients, click here.

**ANNOUNCEMENT: At this time, the ECHO Program has discontinued the Pilot Research Award Program. If you have any questions regarding the pilot award program, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.**
 
 
Read comments from our previous recipients, click here
Dr. Wanda Lawrence

Dr. Wanda Lawrence

Dr. Deborah Barksdale

Dr. Deborah Barksdale