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Extramural Funding Opportunities in EDI Research

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. All available opportunities are published HERE, and will be updated bi-monthly. 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 EDI-related funding opportunity and would like grant development support, please contact Mercedes Ward, Grant Development Specialist for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Department of State, U.S. Mission to Canada: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program

Amount: $15,000 - $100,000
Deadlines: January 14, 2022; March 7, 2022; May 4, 2022; July 6, 2022

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada invites proposals from non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government institutions, and academic institutions for programs that strengthen the bilateral ties between the United States and Canada and support the Roadmap for a Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership Pillar Advancing Diversity and Inclusion, including, but not limited to:

  • Programs that address common challenges and share best practices around creating more effective, equitable, and inclusive approaches to community safety, criminal justice, and law enforcement.
  • Programs focused on combatting systemic racism and discrimination and sharing best practices for promoting diversity and inclusion in both the public and private sectors.
  • Programs on Higher Education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program

Amount: $60,000
Deadline: January 12, 2022

Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Planning Grants to Promote Diverse Participation

Amount: $100,000
Deadline: January 28, 2022

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG) continually seeks to advance scientific progress in research and innovation while broadening participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) seeks to inform the community about an opportunity to pursue both goals through Planning Grants for development of proposals for submission to the active Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) solicitation. The EFRI program is interested in activities that would catalyze new collaborations that broaden the participation of researchers and/or organizations underrepresented in science and engineering (S&E). These Planning Grants will support costs associated with the development and formation of EFRI research projects and teams that are responsive to the current EFRI solicitation and that significantly address the goal of increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of researchers and institutions supported by the EFRI program. Funding opportunities are available in FY 2022 to provide support to teams that plan to submit an EFRI proposal to the FY 2023 cycle of the current EFRI solicitation.

Department of Education: High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

Amount: $475,000 (estimated total program funding is $12,574,487)
Deadline: February 1, 2022

The HEP is designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) to obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and subsequently to gain improved employment, enter into military service, or be placed in an institution of higher education (IHE) or other postsecondary education or training.

Department of Education: College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Amount: $475,000 (estimated total program funding is $13,800,166)
Deadline: February 1, 2022

The CAMP is designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) who are enrolled or are admitted for enrollment on a full-time basis at an institution of higher education (IHE) to complete their first academic year.

NIH Measures and Methods to Advance Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-Related Constructs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Amount: $500,000 direct costs annually
Deadline: February 5, 2022

This initiative will support research to improve the measures and methods for complex social constructs that capture the lived experience of populations that experience health disparities. The NIH-designated U.S. populations with health disparities are racial and ethnic minority groups, sexual and gender minority groups, underserved rural populations, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations of any race or ethnicity.

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Amount: varies according to track
Deadline: February 22, 2022

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

The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income students with academic ability, talent or potential to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program seeks to increase the number of low-income students who graduate with a S-STEM eligible degree and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to institutions of higher education (IHEs) not only to fund scholarships, but also to adapt, implement, and study evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that have been shown to be effective supporting recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.

NSF Build and Broaden 3.0 (B2 3.0) Enhancing Social, Behavioral and Economic Science Research and Capacity at Minority-Serving Institutions

Amount: Anticipated $8,000,000 for 25 to 30 awards
Deadline: March 1, 2022

Build and Broaden 3.0 (B2 3.0) supports fundamental research at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and encourages research collaborations with scholars at MSIs. Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate offers Build and Broaden 3.0 in order to increase proposal submissions, advance research collaborations and networks involving MSI scholars, and support research activities in the SBE sciences at MSIs. The Build and Broaden 3.0 solicitation is designed specifically for impact at MSIs. Proposals that outline research projects in the SBE sciences that increase students’ pursuit of graduate training, enhance PI productivity, or cultivate partnerships with researchers at other institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals are invited from single Principal Investigators based at MSIs and from multiple co-investigators from a group of MSIs. Principal Investigators who are not affiliated with MSIs may submit proposals, but must collaborate with PIs, co-PIs, or Senior Personnel from MSIs and describe how their project will foster research partnerships or capacity-building with at least one MSI as a primary goal of the proposed work. Proposals may address any of the scientific areas supported by SBE.

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Last Updated: 12/20/21