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Extramural Funding Opportunities in DEI 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 a DEI-related funding opportunity and would like grant development support, please contact Mercedes Ward, Grant Development Specialist for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


Library of Congress: Of the People: Widening the Path: Community Collections Grants to Organizations
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: August 1, 2022

Through a gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Library will support a multiyear initiative that entails public participation in the creation of archival collections. Specifically, the Library of Congress seeks to award grants to support contemporary cultural documentation focusing on the culture and traditions of diverse, often underrepresented communities in the United States. These projects will result in archival collections preserved at the American Folklife Center and made accessible through the Library of Congress’ website. The major goals of this grant program are to enable communities to document their cultural traditions, practices, and experiences from their own perspectives, while enhancing the Library’s holdings with materials featuring creativity and knowledge found at the local level. As such, successful proposals will come from applicants within or closely affiliated with the community they propose to document. Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.


NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Amount: $25,000,000 to $30,000,000 anticipated funding for 24-33 awards for FY23 competition
Deadline: August 12, 2022

ITEST is an applied research and development program with goals to advance the equitable and inclusive integration of technology in the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from pre-kindergarten through high school. The program’s objective is to support all students’ acquisition of the foundational preparation in STEM disciplines. Preparation for the current and future workforce is increasingly dependent upon the application and use of technology and computing.


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.

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Last Updated: 7/5/22