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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Funding Opportunities

The Vice President for Research Office has collected a list of extramural funding opportunities as part of our on-going commitment to support equitable, diverse, and inclusive research on our campus and in our broader communities. Available opportunities are categorized by sponsor and/or agency type and will be updated regularly. Please check each sponsor's solicitation for the most up-to-date information for each program, as the sponsor can change the details of the opportunity without notification.

If you are considering applying for an DEI-related funding opportunity and would like grant development support, please contact Mercedes Ward, Grant Development Specialist for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

NSF Leading Culture Change Through Professional Societies of Biology (BIO-LEAPS)
Amount: $500,000 - $2,000,000 depending on type of award
Deadline: July 1, 2022
The Leading Culture Change through Professional Societies of Biology (BIO-LEAPS) program aims to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biological sciences broadly by leveraging the leadership, broad reach, and unique ability of professional societies to create culture change in the life sciences. The Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF BIO) recognizes that culture change in the biological sciences is an urgent priority because it is foundational to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the discipline. The culture of a scientific discipline — defined here as the shared values, norms, traditions, and practices — can be thought of as an emergent property that results from years of experiences and interactions among scientists, their institutions, their professional societies, and their networks. It is increasingly recognized that the perceptions and attitudes of that culture can be quite variable for different individuals and are often negative for individuals historically excluded from the sciences (e.g., based on gender, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, the intersections of these, and others). Therefore, this program is designed to foster the necessary culture change within biology to move towards an equitable and inclusive culture that supports a diverse community of biologists that more fully reflects the demographic composition of the US population.

NSF Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Convergent Research and Innovation through Inclusive Partnerships and Workforce Development
Amount: Up to $156,000,000 to support up to 6 newly funded ERCs for the first 5 years
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 2, 2022
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: October 3, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: May 8, 2023
The goal of the ERC program has traditionally been to integrate engineering research and education with technological innovation to transform and improve national prosperity, health, and security. Building upon this tradition, NSF is interested in supporting ERCs to develop and advance engineered systems, which if successful, will have a high Societal Impact. ERCs create inclusive cultures not only to integrate scientific discovery with technological innovation through convergent engineered systems research and education, but also to benefit from the full participation of people traditionally underrepresented in engineering, stimulating creativity and fresh perspectives. ERCs build partnerships with industry, practitioners, and other key stakeholders to strengthen the innovative capacity of the United States in a global context. In addition to building capacity for research, innovation, and a diverse workforce, ERCs are expected to produce significant outcomes within the 10-year timeframe of NSF support and beyond. Note: If an institution has two active ERC awards, it does not qualify to submit an ERC preliminary proposal as a lead institution

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Amount: $3,000,000
Internal Deadline: TBD 2022
Deadline: September 6, 2022

NOTE: This is a limited submission opportunity. Questions about internal submissions can be directed to Tyler Matsamas (

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas, through a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. Proposals are requested that address any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority, as noted above.

NSF Racial Equity in STEM Education Program Description (EHR Racial Equity)
Amount: According to scope
Deadline: October 11, 2022
Persistent racial injustices and inequalities in the United States have led to renewed concern and interest in addressing systemic racism.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to support bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM. Proposals should advance racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development through research (both fundamental and applied) and practice.  Core to this funding opportunity is that proposals are led by, or developed and led in authentic partnership with, individuals and communities most impacted by the inequities caused by systemic racism.  The voices, knowledge, and experiences of those who have been impacted by enduring racial inequities should be at the center of these proposals, including in, for example: project leadership and research positions, conceptualization of the proposal, decision-making processes, and the interpretation and dissemination of evidence and research results.

NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
Amount: anticipated funding amount of $10 million for 13 new awards in 2022
Deadline: November 18, 2022 for SPIO, SPRA, and B2B proposals

NOTE: This is a limited submission opportunity. Questions about internal submissions can be directed to Tyler Matsamas (

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a program in the Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). LSAMP was authorized by Congress and established in 1991 to help diversify the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The program accomplishes this mission by funding institutions of higher education through a collective plan of action to implement evidence-based strategies for recruitment and retention to STEM degree for students historically underrepresented in these disciplines. The LSAMP program priorities are to (a) increase individual student engagement, retention and progression to baccalaureate degrees for underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, (b) enable successful transfer of underrepresented minority students from two-year to four-year institutions in STEM programs (c) increase access to high quality STEM mentoring and undergraduate and graduate research experiences, (d) facilitate seamless transition of underrepresented minority students into STEM graduate programs and degree completion and (e) stimulate new research and learning on broadening participation in STEM disciplines.

LSAMP National Coordination Hub and Louis Stokes Community Resource Centers (LSAMP Hub & LSCRCs)
Amount: $5,000,000 (coordination hub) or $3,500,000 (community resource center)
Deadline: January 9, 2023

Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

This new solicitation from the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) calls for proposals for an LSAMP National Coordination Hub (LSAMP Hub) and for Louis Stokes Community Resource Centers (LSCRCs). These new funding opportunities will support the overall goal of the LSAMP program to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to individuals from populations underrepresented in these disciplines: Blacks and African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. The LSAMP Hub will promote intentional coordination, stronger collaborations, and enhance interactions among the broader LSAMP community as well as provide a bridge between alliance and non-alliance organizations.

NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
Amount: varies by type of project

  • Conference Projects - total budget of $50,000 and a max duration of 12 months.
  • Incubation Projects - total budget of up to $90,000 and a max duration of 12 months.
  • Research Grants - total budget of up to $400,000 and a max duration of 3 years.
  • Institutional Transformation Research Grants - total budget of up to $700,000 and a max duration of 5 years.

Deadline: January 23, 2023 (target date)
The Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) program accepts proposals for innovative research projects that contribute to understanding what fosters, hinders, or challenges ethical STEM research in all STEM fields, including interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. ER2 research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what leads to responsible or irresponsible research; to create just or unjust scientific cultures, practices, and sociotechnical systems and why; to enable responsible and ethical conduct of research; and to instill this knowledge in faculty and students. Considering social norms and culture are important in the creation of a comprehensive approach to ethical STEM that will not only influence individuals' behavior but will maintain and reproduce ethical institutional culture. Thus, principal investigators might consider factors such as equity, values, honor codes, professional ethics codes, licensing requirements, and ethics of service curricula, social group memberships, and institutional cultures and norms in developing research proposals. Research questions of interest to the program can address ethics involving inclusion, equity, diversity, bias, representation, culture, values, transparency, sexual harassment, environmental ethics, data governance, and more (see solicitation).

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: High School Student Research Assistantships (MPS-High) Funding to Broaden Participation in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Amount: Support for up to two high school students per request
Deadline: N/A
As part of a supplemental funding request to an existing NSF award, the five Divisions that comprise the Directorate for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences will consider requests that:

  • Foster interest in the pursuit of studies in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and
  • Broaden participation of high school students with particular emphasis for those who are in groups that have been traditionally underrepresented and under-served in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM enterprise, such as members of racial and ethnic groups (including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, Native Americans including Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Native Pacific Islanders), persons with disabilities, those identifying as LGBTQ+, persons with low socio-economic status, high schoolers who would be first generation college students, and women in sub-disciplines where they are underrepresented.

NSF Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths)
Amount: Anticipated $6,000,000 for up to 15 awards per year
Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime

Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. An organization may serve as sole submitting organization or as lead organization of a collaborative project on only one submission every 12 months, regardless of track, but may serve as the non-lead organization of a collaborative project more than once in a 12 month period. Please contactTyler Matsamas if considering applying.

The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) supports the Pathways into the Geosciences - Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric Sciences (GEOPAths) funding opportunity. GEOPAths invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to education, learning, training and professional development within the geosciences community through the formation of STEM Learning Ecosystems that engage students in the study of the Earth, its oceans, polar regions and atmosphere. The primary goal of the GEOPAths funding opportunity is to increase the number of students pursuing undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees through the design and testing of novel approaches that engage students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. In order to broaden participation in the geosciences, engaging students from historically excluded groups or from non-geoscience degree programs is a priority.

NSF Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)
Amount: Average award is $350,000
Deadline: None
NSF seeks to strengthen the future U.S. Engineering workforce by enabling the participation of all citizens through the support of research in the science of Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE). The BPE program is a dedicated to supporting the development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce. BPE focuses on enhancing the diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented populations in engineering, including gender identity and expression, race and ethnicity (African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders), disability, LGBTQ+, first generation college and socio-economic status. BPE is interested in funding research that spans K-12 to workforce and offers the greatest return on investment. BPE funded research should produce outcomes that are scalable, sustainable, and applicable to various contexts, settings, and demographics within the engineering enterprise. BPE is particularly interested in research that employs intersectional approaches in recognition that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity.

NIH Health Equity and the Cost of Novel Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NIA intends to commit $2 million in FY 2023 to fund 6 awards
Deadline: July 1, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites R61/R33 applications to address health equity, drug costs, and access to new therapeutics or repurposed drugs for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (ADRD). Successful applications will seek to identify preferences for pharmacological treatment among racial and ethnic minority people living with AD/ADRD, assess whether cost barriers to pharmacological care exist for racial and ethnic minority people living with AD/ADRD, and quantify expenditures and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among people interested in receiving novel or repurposed drugs for AD/ADRD. This FOA supports a study development phase (R61) to conduct rigorous stakeholder engagement with racial and ethnic minority groups to identify, measure, and assess the demand for new and repurposed drugs. If successful, grantees will transition to an R33 phase for implementation of rigorous modeling of costs and health-related quality of life and dissemination of model findings.

NIH Cancer Control Research in Persistent Poverty Areas (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $7,500,000 direct costs
Deadline: July 6, 2022
Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for Cancer Control Research in Persistent Poverty Areas (Persistent Poverty Initiative). The goal is to provide resources to support the time and effort of transdisciplinary teams, in collaboration with institutions, clinics, and communities/tribes, to develop a cancer prevention and control research program and provide support to early-career investigators that focuses on and serves populations living in persistent poverty areas. For this purpose, NCI will support several U54 Specialized Centers. The long-term goal of this initiative is to build capacity in persistent poverty areas to foster cancer prevention and control research and promote the implementation of programs and practices in institutions/clinics/communities/tribes to alleviate the effects of persistent poverty.

NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $10,245,000 total direct costs
Deadline: July 12, 2022
The Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program (consisting of two components: the FIRST Cohort and the FIRST Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC)) has been developed to determine whether a systematic approach that integrates multiple evidence-based strategies including the hiring of faculty cohorts with demonstrated commitments to inclusion and diversity, will accelerate inclusive excellence, as measured by clearly defined metrics of institutional culture change, diversity, and inclusion. The FIRST program goals are to: (1) foster sustainable institutional culture change; (2) promote institutional inclusive excellence by hiring a diverse cohort of new faculty at the Assistant Professor (or equivalent) level; and (3) support faculty development, mentoring, sponsorship, and promotion. Funding for the FIRST program will come from the NIH Common Fund, which supports cross-cutting programs expected to have exceptionally high impact. All Common Fund initiatives invite investigators to develop bold, innovative, and often risky approaches to address problems that may seem intractable or to seize new opportunities that offer the potential for rapid progress.

Educational Hub for Enhancing Diversity in Computational Genomics and Data Science (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Amount: $8,100,000 total costs
Deadline: July 27, 2022
The overarching purpose of this initiative is to leverage the NHGRI-funded Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) and other NIH cloud-based platforms, to enhance the diversity of individuals who have access to educational and research opportunities in computational genomics and data science (CGDS), including those from underrepresented groups. This initiative will focus on opportunities at the undergraduate and master’s degree level. The intent of this specific funding opportunity is to create a CGDS educational hub which will support activities to increase awareness of CGDS and cloud computing concepts, and address barriers to effective CGDS education. The Hub will coordinate with NIH cloud computing platforms to organize workshops, collect stakeholder input, disseminate materials, evaluate educational opportunities and provide logistical support.

NIH Short-Term Research Education Program to Enhance Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $154,000 per year in direct costs (up to five years)
Deadline: August 9, 2022; February 23, 2023
The over-arching goal of this National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) R25 program is to support educational activities within the mission areas of the NHLBI that can enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by providing research experiences and related opportunities in the mission areas of the NHLBI to undergraduate and health professional students from diverse backgrounds, including those from nationally underrepresented groups (Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity, NOT-OD-20-031). To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

Research Experiences:

  • For undergraduate students: to provide hands-on exposure to research, to reinforce their intent to graduate with a science degree, and/or to prepare them for graduate school admissions and/or careers in research.
  • For medical, dental, nursing and other health professional students: to provide research experiences and related educational opportunities; to become acquainted with the important role of health professionals in the biomedical research enterprise, and to enhance knowledge, interest, and entrance into basic biomedical, translational, or applied clinical research as a career.

NIH Innovative Multi-Level Approaches and Strategies to Prevent, Test and Treat HIV in Primary Care Settings in Health Disparity Populations in Geographic Hot Spots in the United States (R01 - Clinical Trial Required)
Amount: $2,500,000 direct costs over five years
Deadline: August 15, 2022
This initiative will support research projects that examine innovative approaches and strategies to prevent, test and treat HIV among health disparity populations or subgroups within primary care settings located in geographic areas with a high rate of new infections in the United States.

NIH Administrative Supplements to Support Cancer Disparity Collaborative Research (Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $150,000 direct costs
Deadlines: September 06, 2022; January 23, 2023
The purpose of this trans-NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote new cancer disparities research among investigators who do not normally conduct it and to encourage the partnership of experienced cancer research investigators with cancer disparities-focused researchers. This FOA is intended to accelerate and strengthen multi-disciplinary cancer disparities research in wide ranging areas. Cancer disparities research includes, but is not limited to basic, translational, behavioral, observational, interventional, environmental and population research studies that address the adverse differences in cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality, survivorship, burden and/or response to treatment in racial/ethnic minorities and/or underserved population groups. Proposed collaborations should focus on achieving research objectives that by necessity rely on diverse and complementary expertise, technical capabilities, and resource sets. Importantly, the supplemental request is required to be within the scope of the parent award and should expand the original aims to include a cancer disparity component and possible inclusion of international comparator cohorts.

NIH Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)=
Amount: According to scope
Deadlines: September 7, 2022 (AIDS Applications); May 17, 2023
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research on interventions to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. This includes 1) etiologic research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will clearly inform intervention development or adaptation, 2) research that develops, adapts, and tests the efficacy or effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions, 3) research that tests culturally informed treatment or recovery interventions and 4) where a sufficient body of knowledge exists, research on dissemination and implementation that develops and tests strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions.

NIH Social Disconnection and Suicide Risk in Late Life (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $275,000 total direct costs
Deadline: October 15, 2022
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research to understand the link between social disconnection – including both objective social isolation as well as perceived social isolation (otherwise known as loneliness) – and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in late-life. For the purposes of this FOA, social disconnection can be characterized by structural components (e.g., objectively few social relationships or infrequent social contact, whether driven by individual choice or societal forces), functional components (e.g., low or insufficient levels of social support and feelings of being excluded), and qualitative components (e.g., perceptions that relationships are of poor quality or are dissatisfying). Of specific interest is research that identifies mechanisms by which social disconnection confers risk for, and social integration protects against, suicidal thoughts and behaviors in late life. Research is encouraged that addresses issues of health equity and health disparities in late life social connection and suicide, particularly work that adopts the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework. Research is also encouraged that adopts an intersectionality framework (i.e., a framework that addresses the multiple dimensions of individuals’ identity and social systems as they intersect with one another).

NIH Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIMH intends to commit $2,000,000 in FY 2022 to fund 3-4 awards.
Deadline: October 5, 2022; February 5, 2023; June 5, 2023 (Standard Dates)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in low-resourced settings in the United States. Studies should identify and use innovative approaches to remediate barriers to provision, receipt, and/or benefit from evidence-based practices (EBPs) and generate new information about factors integral to achieving equity in mental health outcomes for underserved populations. Research generating new information about factors causing/reducing disparities are strongly encouraged, including due consideration of the needs of individuals across the life span. This FOA is published in parallel to a companion R34, PAR-21-283,  that supports pilot studies in preparation for the larger-scale studies described here.

NIH Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Equity in Outcomes (R34 Clinical Trial Required )
Amount: $225,000 direct costs per year and $450,000 over the 3-year project period
Deadline: October 16, 2022; February 16, 2023; June 16, 2023 (Standard Dates)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports pilot work for subsequent  studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions (EBPs) in low-resourced mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States. The FOA targets settings where EBPs are not currently delivered or delivered with fidelity, such that there are disparities in mental health and related functional outcomes (e.g., employment, educational attainment, stable housing, integration in the community, treatment of comorbid substance use disorders) for the population(s) served. Implementation strategies should identify and use innovative approaches to remediate barriers to provision, receipt, and/or benefit from EBPs and generate new information about factors integral to achieving equity in mental health outcomes for underserved populations. Research generating new information about factors causing/reducing disparities is strongly encouraged, including due consideration for the needs of individuals across the life span. Applications proposing definitive tests of an implementation strategy should respond to the companion R01 announcement PAR-21-284.

NIH Expanding Prevention Strategies for Mental Disorders in Mobile Populations in Humanitarian Crises (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $450,000 direct costs
Deadline: October 25, 2022
The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and seeks to fund research focused on understanding the role human mobility has on mental health outcomes and developing and testing culturally appropriate preventive interventions for mental disorders that may develop during all phases of migration. This FOA seeks to develop assessment tools, preventive interventions, and implementation approaches to improve mental health outcomes in mobile populations. Applications of interest include those that refine and test scalable and sustainable approaches for intervention use during humanitarian crises. Per UNICEF a humanitarian crisis is defined as "any circumstance where humanitarian needs are sufficiently large and complex to require significant external assistance and resources, and where a multi-sectoral response is needed, with the engagement of a wide range of international humanitarian actors (IASC)." NIMH encourages research that addresses the mental health care needs of mobile children, adolescents, youth, women, people with serious mental illness, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities, older adults, and separated families.

Stakeholder Engagement Innovation Center for Advancing Health Equity in Type 2 Diabetes Research (U2C - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $1,900,000 direct costs per year up to five years
Deadline: October 26, 2022
This U2C Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) initiative to establish a novel national Stakeholder Engagement Innovation Center for advancing equity in type 2 diabetes research (SEIC-T2D). A primary goal of the SEIC-T2D is to accelerate equitable engagement of individuals from and communities of diverse backgrounds and sectors in developing the research priorities and activities that involve them, particularly underserved communities, and those with the highest proportion of diabetes-related morbidity and mortality. The SEIC-T2D will provide highly specialized research resources to support field investigators by fully embedding communities, patients, and other stakeholders into the full spectrum of research activities through expert consultations and education in principles and methods of community-engaged research. The SEIC-T2D will also establish a network consisting of multidisciplinary research investigators, including from underrepresented groups, with expertise in T2D and community-engaged methods, community experts with lived experiences, and representatives of various health and other organizations deemed essential for addressing disparities and advancing health equity in T2D prevention and treatment.

DOJ OJJDP FY 2022 National Resource Center for Justice-Involved LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit Youth
Amount: $1,000,000
Deadlines: Step 1: June 8, 2022 ( and Step 2: June 22, 2022 (JustGrants)
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks applications for funding to develop and implement OJJDP’s National Resource Center for Justice-Involved LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Youth. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by providing training and technical assistance to juvenile justice system practitioners to assist them in meeting the needs of justice-involved LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit youth.

OPPE Department of Agriculture: Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
Amount: $750,000 (estimated total program funding $35,000,000)
Deadline: June 8, 2022

 Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

The overall goal of the 2501 Program is to encourage and assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, veteran farmers and ranchers, and beginning farmers and ranchers with owning and operating farms and ranches and in participating equitably in the full range of agricultural, forestry, and related programs offered by USDA. It also includes projects that develop socially disadvantaged youths' interest in agriculture. In partnership with the OPPE, eligible entities may compete for funding on projects that provide education and training in agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, agricultural-related services, and USDA programs, and to conduct outreach initiatives designed to accomplish those goals. This partnership includes working closely with OPPE, attend OPPE-led events in your proposed service territory, and collaborate with USDA Service Centers located in your state (Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development).

Department of Health and Human Services: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Recreational, Sport, and Exercise Technologies for People with Disabilities
Amount: $925,000
Deadline: June 13, 2022
The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers for people with disabilities. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities.  This particular opportunity is for an RERC to conduct research and development activities toward technologies that promote exercise and health among people with disabilities.  NIDILRR plans to make one grant under this announcement. The grant under this opportunity will have a 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods.

Bureau of Land Management Montana Dakotas Cultural and Paleontological Resources Management
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: June 13, 2022
The BLM Montana Dakotas Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Programs seek to establish partnerships that collaboratively encourage the public to learn about and engage with heritage resources in Montana Dakotas, with the goals of building a meaningful conservation stewardship legacy through expanding recreation opportunities on public lands, working to ensure meaningful consultation and self-determination for Tribes, enhancing visitor experience on public lands by better meeting our infrastructure and maintenance needs, and eliminating unnecessary steps and duplicative reviews while maintaining rigorous environmental standards. The Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Programs achieve these goals by: protecting and preserving cultural heritage and paleontological resources for the benefit of future generations; improving professional and/or public understanding of the nation’s cultural and natural history; providing educational, recreational, and economic opportunities for local communities and the public; increasing Native American access to locations and natural resources important to traditional cultural practices and beliefs; and managing heritage resource collections and associated records to appropriate standards, and providing access to the public and Native Americans.

ODEP Department of Labor: Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Policy Development Center
Amount: $2,000,000
Deadline: June 17, 2022
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is announcing the availability of approximately $2,000,000 in grant funds authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law 117-103) for the operation of the Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Policy Development Center (LEAD WIOA PDC).  The entity selected to operate the LEAD WIOA PDC will continue and build upon the work of the existing LEAD WIOA PDC, called the LEAD Center, to work across the full range of workforce systems to develop policies and provide technical expertise that increases competitive integrated employment (CIE) services, opportunities, and outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The LEAD WIOA PDC will focus its work across three priorities related to WIOA: advancing economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities, creating career pathways to CIE as defined in WIOA, and improving data reporting on disability through WIOA programs.  The Department expects to award a total of approximately $8 million for one cooperative agreement, to be provided in annual increments of approximately $2 million during a four-year period of performance. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the full four years of funding; however, applicants must submit budget documents requesting no more than $2 million for the first year of operation.

HHS Native American Elder Justice Initiative
Amount: $300,000
Deadline: June 21, 2022
The Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) will address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in Indian Country.  It is expected that activities carried out under this Initiative will address at least one (1) of the following needs: a) develop materials culturally specific for tribes; b) gather and widely disseminate to tribes information on best practices in Indian Country, and c) gather and disseminate examples and information on model Tribal codes to address elder maltreatment. The grantee will work with Indian Country to address the occurrence of elder abuse in tribal communities and to determine culturally relevant methods for public awareness education, policy implications and prevention. This grantee will work closely with tribes and tribal communities to address the special needs of tribal elders, families and communities. The grantee is expected to work with other entities including private and public, to create national collaborations for the purpose of identifying trends in the field, responding to needs of the field, leveraging resources and improving responses to elder abuse victims and the professional community that serves them. Additionally, it is expected that the grantee will also collaborate with at least one (1) ACL resource center and or the aging network in its effort to improve gathering information and disseminating resources in the field of abuse, neglect and exploitation in Indian Country.

Department of Health and Human Services: Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTC): Equity Center in the Employment Domain
Amount: $933,333
Deadline: June 21, 2022
The purpose of the RRTC program is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topical areas as specified by NIDILRR.  This particular grant opportunity is for an RRTC to conduct research toward new knowledge of, and reduction of disparities in employment outcomes among people with disabilities, particularly those in underserved areas/populations, as defined by the Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The RRTC must explore and provide detailed information about employment outcome disparities within the population of people with disabilities, across subpopulations defined by race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ status, or poverty status. New knowledge generated by this Center must ultimately be used toward development and implementation of evidence-based policies, practices, or interventions for achieving more equitable employment outcomes among the heterogeneous population of people with disabilities. The RRTC must serve as a national resource center in this area, and must serve as a resource for the conduct of culturally competent disability and rehabilitation research in the employment domain. The grant under this opportunity will have a 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods.

USDOJ Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Training - Community Policing Development
Amount: $1,700,000 – Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Training; $300,000 – Tribal Cultural Awareness Training and Technical Assistance
Deadline: June 23, 2022
The FY22 Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Training - Community Policing Development Solicitation has one open solicitation, with two subcategories: 

  • Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Training. The COPS Office seeks an applicant to deliver an in-person tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias training program that encompasses cultural sensitivity components such as respect, acceptance, and appreciation of different groups’ identities (ethnic, racial, sexual orientation and gender); cultural diversity; and law enforcement interaction with people with disabilities, people with mental illnesses, and English language learners. The applicant should also plan to develop an online version of their in-person course for deployment in the COPS Training Portal. The applicant should be an organization with an existing state or nationally certified curricula in this area and well-established experience in training law enforcement personnel and criminal justice professionals.
  • Tribal Cultural Awareness Training and Technical Assistance. The COPS Office seeks an applicant to develop an in-person training applicable to both tribal and nontribal law enforcement agencies that should cover the basics of both tribes and tribal history in conjunction with supplemental materials that cover tribal and regional or local components for the specific area that is being trained and the local tribes in that area. This training program should encompass sensitivity components such as tolerance, ethnic and racial bias, and cultural diversity.

NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Amount: $50,000 (Level I); $150,000 (Level II); $350,000 (Level III) with an additional $50,000 in matching funds
Deadline: June 24, 2022
The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society. DHAG applicants must respond to one or more of these programmatic priorities: research and refinement of innovative, experimental, or computationally challenging methods and techniques; enhancement or design of digital infrastructure, such as open-source code, tools, or platforms, that contribute to and support the humanities; research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, or philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society, including racial, religious, and/or gender biases; or evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement.

HHS National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality
Amount: $500,000
Deadline: June 27, 2022
The Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Disabilities (AOD), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funds for a cooperative agreement authorized under Subtitle E of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, Projects of National Significance (PNS) and Section 21 of the Rehabilitation Act. Funds will be awarded for one (1) five-year grant to create and maintain a national resource center on disability, equity, and intersectionality to build the capacity of our communities across the nation to be more inclusive and culturally competent towards individuals with disabilities. The center will increase knowledge and awareness of systemic ableism, racism, and other forms of discrimination experienced by individuals with disabilities, including those with marginalized identities. The center’s primary focus will be addressing systemic ableism, racism, and other forms of discrimination with a concentrated effort around health equity and other topics identified by the grantee. The center will focus on resources to increase equitable access for people with marginalized identities by: supporting forums for cross-cultural and cross-disability exchanges that will advance a culturally competent disability framework; translating research into action and disseminating information using multiple methods; developing tools, such as an organizational self-assessment tool, and supporting communities of practices for transforming systems and organizations; and building the next generation and future leaders of this work through engagement with youth with disabilities. The audience for the center will include, individuals with disabilities, their families, others in their support system, the developmental disabilities network, independent living programs, youth with disabilities, providers, and systems of services and supports.

HHS Trafficking Victim Assistance Program
Amount: $4,000,000
Deadline: June 27, 2022
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP). TVAP’s goal is to directly fund time-limited comprehensive case management services to foreign national adult confirmed and potential victims of a severe form of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, who are seeking or have received Health and Human Services (HHS) certification. TVAP must also establish local regional presence to coordinate project activities and direct services. Under TVAP, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive case management to foreign national adults who have experienced labor and/or sex trafficking; 2) development and maintenance of a nationwide network of providers to conduct human trafficking outreach, and provide direct services and community referrals, and; 3) establishment of local presence within each of the 10 ACF geographic regions to coordinate project activities and support the delivery of services through the nationwide network of providers.

HUD Impact Evaluation of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
Amount: $1,000,000 award ceiling ($2,000,000 estimated total program funding)
Deadline: July 28, 2022
The objective of this NOFO is to fund rigorous evaluations of the impact of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program on housing stability outcomes. HUD’s primary outcome of interest is eviction, but applicants can propose other housing stability measures. Congress established the ERA program to provide emergency assistance for rental, utility, and other related expenses to households at risk of losing their rental units due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A total of $46 billion was allocated thought the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, enacted in December 2020 (ERA1) and the American Rescue Plan enacted in March 2021 (ERA2). The research funded under this NOFO will advance scientific knowledge and produce policy-relevant evidence on the impact of ERA on evictions and may inform the development of future approaches to helping families maintain housing stability and avoid eviction.

HHS Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
Amount: $700,000
Deadline: July 8, 2022
The purpose of this program is to establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) to advance the behavioral health equity of Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian (NH), and Pacific Islander (PI) communities. It is expected that the grant recipient will (1) develop and disseminate culturally-informed, evidence-based behavioral health information and (2) provide technical assistance and training on issues related to addressing behavioral health disparities in AA, NH, and PI communities. The AANHPI-CoE will serve as a resource to behavioral healthcare providers, community-based and faith-based organizations, research institutions, and federal entities. SAMHSA expects this program will help reduce the impact of behavioral health-related disparities on AA, NH, and PI communities.

HHS Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in SMP State Programs
Amount: Up to $150,000 per award (total available funding: $1,000,000)
Deadline: July 18, 2022
With this funding opportunity, Administration for Community Living (ACL) anticipates awarding up to eight (8) one-time, new, 18-month cooperative agreements to support current SMP project grantees with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their state Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) projects.  ACL is looking for applicants to propose action plans which will further equity within their local programs in both the management of the programs and the execution of the SMP project via public education and outreach efforts.  Proposed strategies could include the promotion of state and local partnerships, identification and implementation of promising techniques, and development and dissemination of outreach and education materials to assist the SMP project grantee and their local program efforts. 

USDA FY22 Community Innovation and Outreach (CIAO) Cooperative Agreement
Amount: $20,000,000
Deadline: August 1, 2022

Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the nutrition assistance programs of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FNS works to promote nutrition security through the administration of 15 Federal nutrition assistance programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC is a Federal nutrition assistance program that serves low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to five years old who are at nutritional risk. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health and social services to participants in all 50 states, 33 Indian Tribal Organizations, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FNS anticipates awarding up to $20 million to a Grantee (for the purpose of this RFA, this term is used in a general way to include cooperators who are awarded and manage cooperative agreements) to ultimately test the effectiveness of community outreach strategies in increasing WIC participation, especially among underserved populations within a community. This announcement of funding is for a one-time cooperative agreement with an accredited institution of higher education (college/university), nonprofit research entity, or other nonprofit organization.

NEA Our Town
Amount: $25,000 - $150,000
Deadline: August 4, 2022

Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities. Our Town projects advance local economic, physical, or social outcomes in communities, ultimately laying the groundwork for systems change and centering equity. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization.

NPS FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- History of Equal Rights- Preservation Grants
Amount: $750,000 award ceiling ($4,625,000 estimated total program funding)
Deadline: September 14, 2022
The National Park Service’s (NPS) History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER) will preserve sites related to the struggle of all American's to achieve equal rights. HER grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites including: architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. The HER opportunity number is P22AS00644.

DOE Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW)
See links below for details for each FOA. Asterisks indicate limited submission opportunities.
Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) aims to build foundations for Office of Science (SC) research at institutions historically underrepresented in the SC research portfolio. RENEW leverages SC’s unique national laboratories, user facilities, and other research infrastructures to provide training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty at academic institutions not currently well represented in the U.S. science and technology ecosystem.  The hands-on experiences gained through the RENEW initiative will open new career avenues for the participants, forming a nucleus for a future pool of talented young scientists, engineers, and technicians with the critical skills and expertise needed for the full breadth of SC research activities. Principal investigators, key personnel, postdoctoral researchers, and students of RENEW awards will be invited to participate in program research meetings and/or SC-wide professional development events. Applicant eligibility varies by FOA – those that are open to R1 universities that are not MSIs are listed below.

*Indicates a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

RWJ Foundation: Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems (RTHS)
Amount: $50,000 - $350,000
Brief Proposal Deadline: June 24, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2022
The purpose of the 2022 Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems (RTHS) call for proposals is to support policy-relevant, community-engaged research that helps improve the affordability of care for communities most impacted by structural racism, inequities, and discrimination. We seek proposals for research and policy analysis projects that examine the design, implementation, and/or impact of local, state, and/or national policies related to the affordability of high-quality, equitable care. Studies may include people’s ability to: afford health insurance; pay for healthcare services (even with insurance); pay for transportation; childcare; and other services that in turn affect access to medical care. The projects’ goals are to generate timely and useful information for use by policymakers and other decision-makers.

Russell Sage Foundation: Research Grants (Core Programs and Special Initiatives)
Amount: Varies according to type ($50,000 - $200,000)
LOI Deadline: July 27, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2022
RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under all of its core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in ContextFuture of Work; Immigration and Immigrant IntegrationRace, Ethnicity and ImmigrationSocial, Political, and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address the effects of social movements, such as drives for unionization and mass social protests, and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the United States. LOIs must include specific information about the proposed data and research design. After peer review, about 15% of those who submit an LOI will receive an invitation to submit a proposal.

RWJ Foundation: Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity
Amount: according to scope
Deadline: applications accepted on a rolling basis
Evidence for Action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. This funding is focused on studies about upstream causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals’ options and behaviors. Research should center on the needs and experiences of communities exhibiting the greatest health burdens and be motivated by real-world priorities. It should be able to inform a specific course of action and/or establish beneficial practices, not stop at characterizing or documenting the extent of a problem.

RWJ: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
Amount: no budget limit
Deadline: applications accepted on a rolling basis
Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health. We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization, or sector. 

Pfizer Independent Medical Education Grant: Rheumatology Education Healthcare Disparities
Amount: $250,000
Deadline: July 5, 2022
Projects to be considered for Pfizer support will focus on understanding of healthcare disparities (sex, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic). This includes underrepresented populations with rheumatologic conditions with a special emphasis on improving healthcare equity and literacy, understanding and participating in clinical trials, healthcare resources access, access to broadband internet, and utilization. Examples include: Access to rheumatologists, access to appropriate coverage/resources and remote monitoring, early diagnosis of rheumatologic conditions, community outreach programs, and continuity of care. Areas of interest include one or more of the following: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondyloarthritis (psoriatic arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis), Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). It is not our intent to support clinical research projects. Projects evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic or diagnostic agents will not be considered.

Pfizer Equity in Access to Cancer Cachexia Clinical Trials
Amount: $100,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on supporting initiatives to improve identification and equity in access to cancer cachexia clinical trials. It is important to improve equity and patient access for cancer cachexia trials to potentially improve the quality of life for patients living with cancer cachexia. It is our intent to support quality improvement projects. It is not our intent to support clinical research projects. Projects evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic or diagnostic agents will not be considered.



Last Updated: 6/17/22