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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 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 Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Amount: $5,500,000 for 10-15 awards across types of awards (see RFP for details)
Deadline: October 25, 2022
NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive, national initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discovery and innovation, focused on NSF's commitment to ensuring accessibility and inclusivity in STEM fields, as communicated in the NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 - 2026. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the diversity of the Nation's population. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to motivate and accelerate collaborative infrastructure building to advance equity and sustain systemic change to broaden participation in STEM fields at scale. Significant advancement in the inclusion of groups that have historically been excluded from or under-served in STEM will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure the Nation's future and long-term economic competitiveness. With this solicitation, NSF offers support for five types of projects that connect and contribute to the National Network: (1) Design and Development Launch Pilots, (2) Collaborative Change Consortia, (3) Alliances, (4) Network Connectors, and (5) Conferences. 

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


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 (vprgrants@utah.edu).

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 Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL)
Amount: Anticipated funding amount is $4,800,000 for 20-25 awards
Deadline: September 15, 2022
This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in human-language technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documentation, and analysis, and archiving of endangered language data, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding is available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants and conference proposals. Fellowship support is available through a separate funding opportunity administered by NEH.


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 (vprgrants@utah.edu).

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 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 NIDA, NIMH, and NINDS Research Opportunities for New and "At-Risk" Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: According to scope, but see below

  • NINDS intends to commit up to $10 million per fiscal year, approximately 25 awards, dependent on award amounts
  • NIDA intends to commit up to $5 million per fiscal year, 12-15 awards, dependent on award amounts
  • NIMH intends to commit up to $5 million per fiscal year, 12-15 awards, dependent on award amounts

Deadlines: September 8, 2022; January 6, 2023; May 5, 2023
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits R01 grant applications that propose independent research projects that are within the scientific mission areas of the participating NIH Institutes or Centers. This program is intended to support New Investigators and At-Risk Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the health-related sciences. Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups (e.g., see NOT-OD-20-031, Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity), are encouraged to work with their institutions to apply for support under this program. Investigators from categories A and B are particularly encouraged to work with their institutions to apply.


NIH Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Community Settings to Decrease or Prevent VCID Outcomes, Including in Populations that Experience Health Disparities (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
Amount: according to scope
Deadline: September 15, 2022
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for pragmatic clinical trials to decrease or prevent negative clinical outcomes due to vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID), including locally representative NIH defined populations that experience health disparities in dementia. Examples of responsive projects and interventions that affect VCID outcomes include, but are not limited to, blood pressure control implementation; lifestyle modification using aerobic exercise; and early detection and treatment of VCID risk factors.


NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34)
Amount: According to scope
Deadline: September 26, 2022
The goal of the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program is to provide structured activities to prepare a diverse cohort of research-oriented students to transfer from associate degree-granting institutions to baccalaureate degree-granting institutions and complete a baccalaureate degree in disciplines related to the biomedical sciences. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements. This program requires strong partnerships between at least two post-secondary educational institutions offering science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees. At least one partner must be an institution that offers the associate degree as the highest STEM degree and the other partner(s) must offer baccalaureate degrees in biomedically relevant STEM fields. Upon completion of the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training program, trainees are expected to be well positioned to pursue research-oriented biomedical higher degree programs or enter careers in the biomedical research workforce.


NIH AD/ADRD, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Social Determinants of Health Ancillary Studies of Existing Longitudinal Cohorts (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NINDS has committed $1,000,000 to fund up to two awards
Deadline: October 5, 2022
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies that expand the use of existing data resources to drive new discoveries that can lead to better understanding of the relationship between early life social determinants of health (SDOH), adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), AD/ADRD biomarkers, and the development of cognitive impairment and dementia, especially in populations experiencing health disparities.


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 New Epidemiological Cohort Study among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AsA-NHPI): Coordinating Center (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: Application budgets are not limited but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project (see RFA for commitments from NIH components).
Deadline: October 13, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), utilizing the U24 grant funding mechanism, invites applications for a Coordinating Center (CC) to establish a new population-based cohort study to address key population research gaps in the health of Asian Americans (AsA), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). This epidemiological cohort study will enable the enrollment, initial examination, and follow-up activities of a cohort of approximately 10,000 participants from multiple immigrant generations of ancestral Asian subpopulations, as well as Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander subpopulations. Specifically, this initiative will utilize a “populomics” perspective, i.e., examination of health influences across multiple levels (biological, lifestyle/behavioral, environmental, sociocultural) using multi-disciplinary methods to investigate the web of influences impacting the health of AsA-NHPI subpopulations. This U24 cooperative agreement is administered by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), but includes extensive participation and funding contributions from a coalition of institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This FOA aims to systematically investigate factors of risk and resilience and potential mediators impacting the health of AsA-NHPI subpopulations in parallel with a companion FOA (RFA-HL-23-015) that encourages applications for Clinical or Community Field Centers (CCFCs).


NIH New Epidemiological Cohort Study among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AsA-NHPI): Clinical/Community Field Centers (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: The budget for each application may not exceed direct costs of up to $373,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, up to $390,000 in FY2024, up to $406,000 per year in FYs 2025 through 2027, and up to $341,000 per year in FY2028 and FY2029.
Deadline: October 13, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Clinical or Community Field Centers (CCFC) to establish a new population-based cohort study to address key population research gaps in the health of Asian Americans (AsA), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). This epidemiological cohort study will enable the enrollment, initial examination, and follow-up activities of a cohort of approximately 10,000 participants from multiple immigrant generations of ancestral Asian subpopulations, as well as, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander subpopulations. Specifically, this initiative will utilize a “populomics” perspective, i.e., examination of health influences across multiple levels (biological, lifestyle/behavioral, environmental, sociocultural) using multi-disciplinary methods to investigate the web of influences impacting the health of AsA-NHPI subpopulations. This FOA uses the bi-phasic, milestone-driven cooperative agreement mechanism (UG3/UH3) and runs in parallel with a companion FOA (RFA-HL-23-016) that encourages applications for a Coordinating Center (CC).


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 Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $125,000 direct costs per year (max 3 years)
Deadline: October 16, 2022
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for new investigators from diverse backgrounds, including from groups nationally underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences research, to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) , the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) or the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). New investigators at the time of award under this FOA will have had less than $125,000 direct costs of combined research funding (excluding NIH training and NIH career awards). This R21 will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and seeks to facilitate transition to research independence. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.


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 Building Infrastructure for Precision Medicine Research on Minority Health and Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD) (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NIA intends to commit $2.8 million in fiscal year 2023 to fund five awards
Deadline: October 21, 2022
This funding opportunity (FOA) promotes collaborative research programs to support the development of research infrastructure (e.g., tools, surveys, biospecimens, data, etc.) for precision medicine approaches for minority health and health disparities in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD). This FOA serves as a catalytic opportunity for investigators to: (1) focus on populations understudied in AD/ADRD research; (2) build resources that include neurobiological, environmental, behavioral, and social science data; and (3) initiate innovative, integrated, and expanded studies of individuals from these populations. Specifically, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks to support Phase Innovation Awards Cooperative Agreement (UH2/UH3) projects to enable: (1) the formation of transformative, multi-disciplinary teams to address disparities in health outcomes, disease burden, and/or resilience among understudied populations with AD/ADRD; (2) the development, or scaling up, of research infrastructure and resources for studies of AD/ADRD in understudied populations; and (3) pilot projects that incorporate multi-level assessments and approaches to elucidate intersecting behavioral, social, environmental, neural, and physiological pathways affecting or mitigating AD/ADRD outcomes in these populations.


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.


NIH Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) Research Education R25 (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $150,000 in direct costs per year
Deadline: October 27, 2022 | AIDS Application Deadline: January 7, 2023
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this ORWH R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s diverse biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Curriculum or Methods Development. Courses supported by this FOA should develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate education and training to advance health-related research on sex (as a biological variable); gender (as a social determinant of health); and/or the consideration of interactions between sex and gender. Courses that take an intersectional approach to explore how sex and gender interact with other identity categories (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and others) to create disparate outcomes for certain individuals, groups, and communities, are strongly encouraged.  Although courses can focus on a specific application (e.g., trauma informed care) or methodology (e.g. intersectional health research), applicants should also consider how that specific application can be of relevance to sex and gender research broadly. Curricula and methods development activities supported by this FOA should advance understanding of sex and/or gender influences on health, for example, intersectional methods and approaches for studying sex and/or gender. Activities can integrate knowledge of sex and gender influences into existing trainings or develop novel methods or curricula. Supported curricula will be made freely available, at no cost to the broader community, through the ORWH website; programs must be self-sustaining at the end of the award period.


NIH Global Implementation Science for Equitable Cancer Control (GlobalISE Cancer Control, U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: Up to $750,000 per year in direct costs
Deadline: November 8, 2022
The purpose of the Global Implementation Science for Equitable Cancer Control (GlobalISE Cancer Control) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to build implementation science centers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This initiative will support implementation science research capacity-building activities, including research projects that identify, develop, and test innovative theory-based strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based cancer control interventions (e.g., programs, tools, policies, and guidelines) in LMICs. NCI will support several U54 Specialized Centers with transdisciplinary research teams meaningfully collaborating with key stakeholders (e.g., health systems, ministries of health, clinicians, and communities) that must include at least one PI or MPI from an LMIC-based institution. This initiative aims to foster LMIC-based implementation science programs to inform implementation of cancer control efforts in LMICs.


NIH NIDA REI: Addressing Racial Equity in Substance Use and Addiction Outcomes Through Community-Engaged Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit approximately $2 million total in FY 2023 for this initiative, spread across RFA-DA-23-013 and RFA-DA-23-032
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Deadline: November 14, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI). This FOA invites R01 applications to conduct research that will have a major impact in identifying, developing, implementing, or testing strategies to improve outcomes related to substance misuse, with a goal of preventing, reducing, or eliminating disparities in racial and/or ethnic communities in substance use, addiction, and related health consequences, including HIV. Community engaged research can facilitate rapid advances in this scientific area by ensuring relevant research questions with immediate applicability. As such, applications must be submitted by collaborative community partnered investigative teams who will conduct research projects that address issues prioritized by the relevant communities. No preliminary data are required. However, projects must clearly demonstrate, based on the strength of the logic, a compelling potential to produce desired outcomes.


NIH NIDA REI: Reaching Equity at the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use: Novel Approaches to Address HIV Related Health Disparities in Underserved Racial/Ethnic Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit $3,000,000 in FY 2023 to fund 5-9 awards between this FOA and the companion FOA RFA-DA-23-024.
Deadline: November 14, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), with goals that include promoting racial equity in NIDA’s research portfolio. The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate new observational and intervention research on structural factors, organizational practices, policies, and other social, cultural, and contextual influences that lead to inequities at the intersection of HIV and substance use among underserved racial and/or ethnic minority populations affected by persistent HIV disparities. Research that addresses the multiple dimensions of individuals’ identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity) and social systems as they intersect with one another is encouraged.


NIH NIDA REI: Reaching Equity at the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use: Novel Approaches to Address HIV Related Health Disparities in Underserved Racial/Ethnic Populations (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount:
NIDA intends to commit $3,000,000 in FY 2023 to fund 5-9 awards between this FOA and the companion FOA RFA-DA-23-023.
Deadline: November 14, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), with goals that include promoting racial equity in NIDA’s research portfolio. The purpose of this FOA is to support pilot or feasibility research on structural factors, organizational practices, policies, and other social, cultural, and contextual influences that lead to inequities at the intersection of HIV and substance use among underserved racial and/or ethnic minority populations affected by persistent HIV disparities. Research that addresses the multiple dimensions of individuals’ identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity) and social systems as they intersect with one another is encouraged.


NIH NIDA REI: Racial Equity Visionary Award Program for Research on Substance Use and Racial Equity (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit approximately $2,000,000 to fund 2-3 awards each year between this FOA and the companion FOA, RFA-DA-23-031.
Deadline: November 14, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), with goals that include promoting racial equity in NIDA’s research portfolio.. This announcement invites applications supporting independent, early career or established scholars who self-identify as health equity, health disparities, or social determinants of health experts with the skills to make exceptionally creative contributions to the study of equity for underserved U.S. racial and/or ethnic minority groups that experience poorer outcomes related to substance use and substance use disorders. This award supports transformative, boundary-pushing applications that may be risky or at a stage too early to fare well in the traditional peer review process.


NIH NIDA REI: Research on Neurocognitive Mechanisms Underlying the Impact of Structural Racism on the Substance Use Trajectory (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount:
NIDA intends to commit $1.5 million in FY 23, 24, and 25 for this and the companion funding announcement (RFA-DA-23-029, for which applicant institutions must be a Minority Serving Institution) to fund 3-5 awards yearly.
Deadline: November 14, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI) and invites clinical research applications that are exploratory/developmental in nature and seek to parse the complex effects of structural racism and investigate their impact on neurocognition, with an emphasis on reducing SUD risk and informing preventative interventions.


NIH NIDA REI: Coordination Center to Support Racial Equity and Substance Use Disparities Research (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit up to $750,000 in FY 2023 to fund 1 award.
Deadline: November 15, 2022
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks applications for a Coordination Center to create synergy and linkages across projects funded under NIDA's Racial Equity Initiative (REI) funding opportunity annoucements. The Center will provide coordination for collaborative products and activities while housing shared resources. In addition, the Center will optimize the impact of individual REI projects by strengthening community-engaged research efforts and supporting the dissemination and usage of research products and innovations.


NIH Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Stakeholder Engagement Innovation Center to Advance Health Equity (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NIDDK intends to commit $2,500,000 in Fiscal Year 2023 to fund one award
Deadline: November 17, 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 1 diabetes research (SEIC-T1D). A primary goal of the SEIC-T1D is to accelerate equitable engagement of diverse stakeholders (specifically people from NIH designated health disparities populations) in T1D research; particularly those from communities that experience diabetes-related health disparities and live within the healthcare and social systems that negatively impact community members’ and patients’ health. The SEIC-T1D will provide highly specialized research resources to support investigators by fully embedding communities, people living with T1D, 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-T1D will also establish a network consisting of diverse, multidisciplinary research investigators with expertise in T1D 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 T1D early detection and treatment.


NIH Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities - (U01 - Clinical Trial Required)
Amount: $500,000 direct costs per year
Deadline: November 17, 2022
The Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities Consortium aims to foster community-engaged intervention research to address structural racism to reduce health disparities among individuals living with kidney disease.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Intervention Sites that will work collaboratively with a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) (see RFA-DK-22-015) to develop and test meaningful interventions that aim to dismantle or mitigate the effects of structural racism to reduce kidney health disparities. Studies proposed by the successful applicants may be substantially revised prior to being undertaken by the Consortium, including the potential of harmonizing intervention components and data collection measures across Intervention Sites.


NIH Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities – Research Coordinating Center (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount:
$500,000 direct costs per year (excluding opportunity pool).  Applicants may ask for $100,000 or more per year for the opportunity pool. 
Deadline: November 17, 2022
The Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities Consortium aims to foster community-engaged intervention research to address structural racism to reduce health disparities among individuals living with kidney disease. The Consortium will consist of one Research Coordinating Center and multiple Intervention Sites (see RFA-DK-22-014) that will work collaboratively to develop, implement and evaluate meaningful interventions that aim to dismantle or mitigate the effects of structural racism to reduce kidney health disparities. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the Research Coordinating Center (RCC) that will lead, manage, and harmonize efforts for the Consortium. The specific activities of the RCC will include: 1) providing organization, management, and administrative support of Consortium activities; 2) providing research coordination, data management and data analyses for Consortium studies; and 3) fostering research collaborations and helping to build a community of investigators with skills to develop, implement, and disseminate effective, scalable, and sustainable interventions that address the structural drivers of kidney health disparities.

NEH Dynamic Language Infrastructure - Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowships
Amount: $60,000 maximum ($5,000 per month)
Deadline: September 14, 2022
The Dynamic Language Infrastructure – Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) Fellowships are offered as part of a joint, multi-year funding program of NEH and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance scientific and scholarly knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Addressing the imminent loss of linguistic knowledge is a major concern and a priority for both agencies. DLI-DEL Fellowships support individuals who are junior or senior linguists, linguistic anthropologists, and sociolinguists to conduct research on one or more endangered or moribund languages. DLI-DEL Fellowships prioritize scholarly analysis and publication, including but not limited to lexicons, grammars, databases, peer-reviewed articles, and monographs. Awards also support fieldwork and other activities relevant to digital recording, documenting, and sustainable archiving of endangered languages.

For projects involving collaborating scholars affiliated with an eligible institution, project directors should consider applying for a Senior Research Grant through the DLI-DEL program offered by NSF in collaboration with NEH’s Division of Preservation & Access.


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.


HHS Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (Forecasted)
Amount: $2,250,000 (award ceiling)
Estimated Post Date: November 18, 2022 | Estimated Deadline: February 10, 2023
The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) anticipates funding two cooperative agreements to support a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE). The CIIHE will support efforts, including research, education, service, and policy development, to advance sustainable solutions that address indigenous health disparities and advance health equity in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. Applicants will be required to address only one of the two focus populations per application. One applicant may submit more than one application, but each application must focus on only one population. The CIIHE will operate as a single initiative through two cooperative agreements - one with a focus on AI/AN populations and one with a focus on NHPI populations. Under the cooperative agreements, OMH will have substantial involvement in identifying priority areas to focus the CIIHE’s efforts such as the role of nutrition, food security, and physical activity in indigenous health disparities. Recipients will be expected to increase community capacity to identify and use culturally and linguistically appropriate evidence-based and/or practiced-based interventions to address health disparities in AI/AN and NHPI populations.


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.

RWJF Policies to Build and Sustain Economic Security and Wealth for Families and Communities of Color
Amount: grants range from $30,000-$450,000
Letter of Intent (Required) Deadline: September 7, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2023
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funds research that can move policy toward the goals of dismantling structural racism and promoting health equity. In 2015, RWJF launched the Policies for Action (P4A) research program to support public and private-sector policy research that builds understanding on how economic, social, and health policies advance health and racial equity. Any systematic approach to eliminating the racial wealth gap requires transformative policies focused on bolstering long-term family and community income streams and building and sustaining generational family and community wealth in Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and other communities of color. The goal of this P4A call for proposals is to build the evidence base investigating how national, state, local, or private-sector policies and practices can reduce growing levels of racial inequality in wealth, and significantly improve the financial wellbeing and economic security of families and communities that have been systematically subject to disinvestment, and therefore are unable to enjoy a fair and just opportunity to be healthy.


RWJF Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health
Amount: up to $100,000 for Development Studies awards and $500,000 for Impact Studies awards
Letter of Intent (Optional) Deadline: September 6, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: October 5, 2022
Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that helps to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. New strategies and tools are needed to help medical, social, and public health systems work together to dismantle structural racism and improve health and well-being for all. S4A studies a variety of novel approaches for aligning systems, using rigorous scientific methods to determine their impact on health and health equity. This 2022 call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for a new cohort of research studies to produce new, actionable evidence about how to help medical, social, and public health systems collaborate to address structural barriers to health and health equity, including racism and the social conditions that impact health.

 

 

Last Updated: 8/11/22