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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.

NIH Data, Evaluation and Coordinating Center for: A Multilevel Approach to Connecting Underrepresented Populations to Clinical Trials (CUSP2CT) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Amount: NCI intends to commit $595,000 in FY 2022 to fund one award.
Deadline: November 19, 2021

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to solicit applications for Connecting Underrepresented Populations to Clinical Trials (CUSP2CT) U24 Data, Evaluation and Coordinating Center (DECC). The DECC is intended to support CUSP2CT, a program designed to increase referral to NCI-supported CTs among underrepresented racial and ethnic (R/E) minority populations who experience disproportionately higher rates of incidence, morbidity, and mortality for numerous cancer types in comparison to Non-Hispanic Whites (NHW). These are well-documented underserved groups whose cancer screening and CT participation rates are disproportionately low. CUSP2CT is a program that will implement and evaluate multilevel and culturally tailored outreach and education interventions with the primary goal of increasing referral and ultimately, accrual of underrepresented R/E minority populations, to NCI-supported clinical trials (CTs) (National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN), NCI's Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), and Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN)). The proposed CUSP2CT Program/Network will be comprised of 4-8 local multidisciplinary and integrated U01 grantee sites and a U24 Data, Evaluation & Coordinating Center (DECC).

NIH Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs (P20 Clinical Trial Optional)

Amount: NICHD intends to commit $1,600,000 in FY 2022 to fund up to 3 awards.
Deadline: November 30, 2021

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites exploratory grant applications, hereafter referred to as the Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs or LD Hubs, addressing the etiology, manifestation, prevention and remediation of reading, writing and/or mathematics specific learning disorders (SLDs). An LD Hub includes a single research project and a Leadership Core that support the goals and aims of the LD Hub. This FOA seeks to serve as a catalyst to understand and address 1) the needs of diverse, under-represented populations in SLD research, 2) the role technology plays in improving or limiting the learning experiences of children with SLD, including the impact of remote learning on service delivery, family stress, and peer socialization, 3) investigate more complex behavioral phenotypes of learners in SLD research, 4) speed the maturation of nascent/novel, high-impact, high-risk SLD studies that advance research on SLDs and demonstrate potential to directly benefit the SLD community, policy or practice, and 5) provide project embedded, career enhancing research and professional development opportunities to support the next generation of SLD scientists. This initiative provides opportunities to support planning and building of a body of research and corresponding intellectual infrastructure to enable P20 grantees to compete for large research and program project opportunities in the future.

National Park Service African American Civil Rights Grant Program

Amount: $50,000 (estimated total program funding $16,750,000)
Deadline: December 1, 2021

The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens as well as the transatlantic slave trade. The NPS 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites, will serve as a guide in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties. AACR Preservation Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of history projects for historic sites including: survey and inventory, National Register nominations, oral histories and more. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. There are separate funding announcements for physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects. Funding announcement P21AS00431 is for physical preservation of historic sites only; P21AS00432 is for historical research/documentation/survey/nomination projects. Please ensure you apply under the correct opportunity number for your project. There is a new Historic Equal Rights grant program under P21AS00430 for physical preservation only of sites involved in the struggle for all Americans civil rights. FY2021 Public Law 116-260 provides $16,750,000 million for the AACR Grant Program.

NIH National Program for the Career Development of Physician Scientists in Diabetes Research (Diabetes - Docs) (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)

Amount: The NIDDK intends to commit up to $2 million to fund 1 award in FY 2022. 
Deadline: December 2, 2021

The overall goal of the NIH Research Career Development programs is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases of NIDDK has previously provided funding opportunities for individual institutional K12 programs for endocrinologists in research on the causes and consequences of type 1 diabetes. In this FOA, the NIDDK seeks to create a single highly collaborative national program, which will provide support for physician-scientist Scholars in diabetes research across the country. While the majority of the career development funding will be for type 1 diabetes research, the opportunity includes an expansion for research in type 2 diabetes. The intention is to provide for geographically distributed career development and a diverse national cohort of up-and-coming research leaders.

National Institute of Justice W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System

Amount: $3,000,000
Deadline: December 30, 2021

The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The W.E.B. Du Bois Program supports quantitative and quantitative research that furthers the Department’s mission by advancing knowledge regarding the intersections of race, crime, violence, and the administration of justice within the United States. In FY 2021 under the W.E.B. Program, NIJ seeks applications for funding of investigator-initiated research examining how observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system might be reduced through public policy interventions at any point during the administration of justice. NIJ seeks applications for funding from two categories of researchers: W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars - Researchers who are advanced in their careers (awarded a terminal degree at least seven years prior to December 31, 2021) may apply for grants for research, evaluation, and mentoring less-experienced researchers. W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows - Researchers who are early in their careers (awarded a terminal degree within seven years of December 31, 2021) may apply for grants for research and evaluation. Under this solicitation, NIJ will only consider applications for research on public policy interventions that may reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system.

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Last Updated: 10/12/21