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Expedited Proposal-Enhancement Grants

Expedited Proposal-Enhancement Grants (EP-EG) support Center Investigators of the St. David’s CHPR as they move into the final phase of preliminary work essential to a specific funding application. It is expected that funding will support primary tasks that may include refining the intervention and obtaining information to support research design decisions.

Candidates for EP-EG grants are Center Investigators (full-time University of Texas at Austin tenured or tenure-track faculty members) who:

  1. expect to complete the pilot in question within 6 months of submitting an EP-EG request;
  2. expect to submit a proposal for a major study (e.g., R01, R15, substantial funding from foundation) within 12 months of submitting the request; and
  3. work in a substantive area compatible with St. David’s CHPR’s mission.

Applications may be submitted at any time and should include:

  1. a three-page description of the planned project, including how activities funded by EP-EG will support the specific funding application, timeline for completing the project, and details on when and where the application for funding for the major study will be submitted;
    EP-EG application form in PDF Format | EP-EG application form in Word Format
  2. two-page biographical sketch of the principal investigator;
  3. detailed budget and justification.

Expedited Proposal-Enhancement Grants received by faculty members


  • Rew, Lynn: The Influence of Urinary Phthalates on Pubertal Development of Mexican Americans: A Feasibility Study


  • Brown, Carolyn: Prostate Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Decisions among Black Males Less than 40 Years
  • Walker, Lorraine: The Research Title is Psychological and Behavior Health and Communication Technology Preferences of New Mothers
  • Rew, Lynn: Feasibility of Recruiting and Using SPORTc Intervention with Middle and High School Students and Their Parents


  • Becker, Heather: A Proposal to Explore Cancer Survivors’ Perceptions of a Proposed Cognitive Intervention
  • Brown, Sharon: Adopting a Culturally-tailored DSME Intervention for Occupational Health: Phase I, Focus Groups
  • Harrison, Tracie: Health Disparities in Women with Disabilities
  • Horner, Sharon: Asthma in Central Texas (ACT): Living Healthy with Asthma
  • Kintner, Eileen: Comparison of Asthma Programs II: Spanish version of Staying Healthy-Asthma Responsible & Prepared program
  • Rew, Lynn: Planning a Sexual Health and Substance Use Intervention
  • Stuifbergen, Alexa: PWW-MS: An intervention to promote wellness, relaxation and energy for women with MS