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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.

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

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

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).

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.

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.    

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.

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Last Updated: 6/6/22