How to Apply

How to Apply

Funded Projects & Projects Results

What is PIMSA?

The 2021 PIMSA cycle is now open!  Apply Now!

Read the 2021 full RFP here: English or Español

Required LOI due June 1, 2021 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. All LOIs and proposals must be submitted through the Grant Application Website.

For technical assistance with the application website please contact Stephany Pizano, stephany.pizano@berkeley.edu.

To establish new contacts to form your binational research team, consult our Binational Directory of Researchers.

Research Priority Areas

All research proposed should highlight the migratory context and impact on health of the issue or problem of interest. Research questions should be focused on the projected impact of results on public policies.

The following research areas will be given priority:

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Migrant Populations.
  • Mental health and its relationship with mobility, including depression, PTSD, domestic violence and violence from a public health perspective, alcoholism, and substance abuse.
  • Chronic diseases, including nutrition-related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity.
  • Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Occupational and environmental health, including injury and accident prevention, pesticide exposure, respiratory illness, heat-related illness; and worker’s rights.
  • Access to health care, including best practices for health prevention and promotion; strategies for expanding health insurance; legal aspects of access to health care; and the use of technology to reduce health disparities and health information technologies.
  • Health of returnees or people in transit, including offers or barriers of public and private health systems, patterns of search and demand for care and its relation to the social integration of mobile persons; and chronic, infectious, or emerging diseases related to return migration.
  • The health of migrant minors, including minors migrating and/or crossing the border unaccompanied, living in the U.S. or returning to their countries of origin.
  • The impact of climate justice on the health of migrant populations, including the climate change as a catalyst for climate migration due to sudden-onset or slow-onset climate disasters.

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