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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.


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).


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 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.


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.


USDA FY22 Community Innovation and Outreach (CIAO) Cooperative Agreement
Amount: $20,000,000
Deadline: August 1, 2022

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the nutrition assistance programs of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FNS works to promote nutrition security through the administration of 15 Federal nutrition assistance programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC is a Federal nutrition assistance program that serves low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to five years old who are at nutritional risk. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health and social services to participants in all 50 states, 33 Indian Tribal Organizations, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FNS anticipates awarding up to $20 million to a Grantee (for the purpose of this RFA, this term is used in a general way to include cooperators who are awarded and manage cooperative agreements) to ultimately test the effectiveness of community outreach strategies in increasing WIC participation, especially among underserved populations within a community. This announcement of funding is for a one-time cooperative agreement with an accredited institution of higher education (college/university), nonprofit research entity, or other nonprofit organization. Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.


NEA Our Town
Amount: $25,000 - $150,000
Deadline: August 4, 2022

Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities. Our Town projects advance local economic, physical, or social outcomes in communities, ultimately laying the groundwork for systems change and centering equity. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.


HUD Impact Evaluation of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
Amount: $1,000,000 award ceiling ($2,000,000 estimated total program funding)
Deadline: July 28, 2022

The objective of this NOFO is to fund rigorous evaluations of the impact of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program on housing stability outcomes. HUD’s primary outcome of interest is eviction, but applicants can propose other housing stability measures. Congress established the ERA program to provide emergency assistance for rental, utility, and other related expenses to households at risk of losing their rental units due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A total of $46 billion was allocated thought the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, enacted in December 2020 (ERA1) and the American Rescue Plan enacted in March 2021 (ERA2). The research funded under this NOFO will advance scientific knowledge and produce policy-relevant evidence on the impact of ERA on evictions and may inform the development of future approaches to helping families maintain housing stability and avoid eviction.


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.


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.

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Last Updated: 6/21/22