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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.


NSF Cultural Transformation in the Geoscience Community (CTGC)

Amount: $10,000,000 anticipated funding amount for 11 awards
LOI Deadline: March 14, 2022 (only for Implementation Grants)
Full Proposal Deadline: May 2, 2022
Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

Our future sustainability and prosperity will require a transdisciplinary geoscience workforce that reflects the nation’s diversity and has the capacity to develop innovative solutions necessary to meet future environmental and societal challenges. The Geosciences Directorate (GEO) proposes a novel approach to simultaneously address two major challenges that require immediate action, (1) foster a just, equitable and inclusive geoscience research community that reflects the diversity of the United States and (2) develop a workforce with the skills required to understand how the Earth system can continue to sustain society. Cultural Transformation in the Geoscience Community (CTGC) responds to the desire of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to make a difference in their world and supports the creative power of truly diverse groups to make major strides in Earth System Science in service of humanity. CTGC aims at engaging institutions that support Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, and other individuals from marginalized/ minoritized groups, to help promote career advancement, and advance Earth system science.


NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship

Amount: Up to $250,000 in direct costs (not to exceed cost of parent award)
Deadline: April 7, 2022

The participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) are inviting applications to support administrative supplements to existing awards of scientists who are outstanding mentors and who have demonstrated compelling commitments and contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the biomedical sciences. Excellent mentorship and superior training are critical to the development of exceptional future scientists. This administrative supplement recognizes the crucial role great mentors play in the development of future leaders in the scientific research enterprise.


NIH Advancing Integrated Models (AIM) of Care to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes among Women Who Experience Persistent Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Amount: According to scope (but see RFA for details)
Deadline: April 7, 2022

Persistent disparities in maternal health outcomes is a public health crisis that requires new insights and solutions. The purpose of this initiative, advancing integrated models (AIM) of care, is to support intervention research that addresses structural inequities and reduces disparities in severe maternal morbidity and mortality. More specifically, this initiative seeks to advance the development, implementation, and evaluation of integrated models of supportive care to prevent adverse maternal health outcomes among disproportionately impacted populations.


NIH Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Amount: According to scope
Deadline: April 7, 2022

The purpose of this FOA is to identify and evaluate the ongoing and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing specifically on governmental (local, state, tribal, federal) policy and programmatic actions that address two specific social determinants of health: food/nutrition security and housing security. Applications are requested to examine how these food/nutrition and housing policies and programs aimed at lessening the effects of the pandemic impacted health and health equity in individuals, families, and communities from health disparity populations. Health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities.


Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Catalyst for Infant Health Equity

Amount: $500,000
Deadline: April 19, 2022

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Catalyst for Infant Health Equity program. The goals of the new Catalyst for Infant Health Equity program are twofold: 1) to continue reducing overall infant mortality (IM) rates in the United States, and 2) to decrease and ultimately eliminate disparities in IM across racial/ethnic groups by achieving steeper declines for groups with the highest rates. To accomplish these goals, award recipients are expected to address the broader social and structural determinants (or root causes) contributing to IM disparities at the county or jurisdiction1 level. For example, recipients will support implementation of existing action plans that address public policies, systemic racism and discrimination, and/or institutional practices. To maximize impact on disparities in infant mortality rates at the national level, counties/jurisdictions with larger numbers of excess infant deaths will be considered priority areas.


NSF Boosting Research Ideas for Transformative and Equitable Advances in Engineering (BRITE)

Amount: $10,000,000 anticipated funding amount for 30 awards across tracks
Deadline: April 25, 2022

Recognizing that a successful faculty research career is neither linear nor continuous, this solicitation seeks proposals that enable experienced researchers to forge new directions or to enter new fields by capitalizing or branching out their established knowledge domains. This can be accomplished by synthesizing an accumulation of disaggregated prior work, by venturing into a new research area, revitalizing an existing research area because of a hiatus, through immersion in a new field, or by curiosity-driven explorations. This solicitation encourages novel research ideas borne out of the synergy of accumulated knowledge and products to make significant contributions in the field. Researchers are encouraged to take a risk and venture outside their focused expertise. This solicitation invites proposals from the broad spectrum of highly trained scientific researchers to ensure diversity of thought in innovation. A highly trained researcher may need to launch a new research platform or pivot to a new area. This includes highly trained researchers that may be re-entering after a hiatus.


NIH HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies

Amount: $375,000 in direct costs
Deadline: April 29, 2022

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) provides an opportunity for clinical trials and studies funded by the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) initiative to address challenges of recruitment, retention and engagement of populations suffering from pain and opioid use disorder. NIH will support supplements to current HEAL awards that would either 1) enhance their patient, community, and other stakeholder engagement efforts or 2) improve recruitment, retention and inclusion of participants from U.S. racial and ethnic minority populations; or 3) both, as appropriate for a particular study. This supplement program is not intended to support research on basic processes but rather to implement strategies to enhance stakeholder engagement and diversity and inclusion in HEAL clinical studies. Activities proposed must be within the scope of the approved aims of the parent award.


NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Competitive Revisions to Develop a National Data Driven Action Plan to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research Workforce (R25, T32, T90, and UE5)

Amount: $200,000 direct costs per year
Deadline: May 2, 2022

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) invites competitive revision applications to develop a strategic framework and action plan for advancing diversity, and inclusion (D&I) in the dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) research workforce, including a focus on dentist scientist career pathways. It is expected that this framework will be developed by a broad range of stakeholders to provide the foundation for a comprehensive action plan with bold, innovative, and visionary recommendations aimed at achieving D&I in the DOC community. The parent activity code of an active award must be an NIDCR funded R25, T32, T90 or UE5.


NSF Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC): A Research and Action Competition Driven By Community Priorities

Amount: $22,500,000 anticipated funding amount for approximately 50 Planning Grants and 20 Full Awards
Stage 1 Deadline: May 5, 2022
Stage 2 Deadline: February 1, 2023

The Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) is a research and action competition that accelerates the transition to practice of foundational research and emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research. By addressing priorities at the local scale that are relevant across the US, CIVIC is laying the foundation for a broader and more fluid exchange of research and technology capabilities and civic priorities through joint partnerships involving civic stakeholders and the research community. CIVIC funds projects that pilot state-of-the-art solutions over 12 months, following a six-month planning phase, and have the potential for lasting impact in the partnering community as well as the potential to be scaled and implemented in other communities. There are two tracks: Track A – Living in a changing climate: pre-disaster action around adaptation, resilience, and mitigation, and Track B – Bridging the gap between essential resources and services & community needs.


NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Equity Resource Center (AISL-ERC)

Amount: $10,000,000
Deadline: May 10, 2022

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds research and practice focused on the range of informal STEM learning experiences and environments that comprise life-long learning. As an NSF broadening participation emphasis program, AISL recognizes that an intentional and explicit strategy that advances equity is key to effectively building research and practice capacity in the informal STEM learning field. To that end, the National Science Foundation seeks proposals to create an AISL Equity Resource Center (AERC) to advance equity within the informal STEM learning field through community building; supporting and extending infrastructures; technical assistance; and communications. For the purposes of this solicitation, the program does not define or bound the concept of equity. Instead, this call allows the proposer to both define equity in relation to the needs of informal STEM learning field and design and deploy creative approaches that promote equity across the informal STEM learning field.


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – Science Diversity Leadership Award

Amount: $1,150,000
Deadline: May 19, 2022

Science Diversity Leadership awards from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will recognize the leadership and scientific accomplishments of outstanding early- to mid-career researchers at U.S. universities, medical schools, or nonprofit research institutes who — through their outreach, mentoring, teaching, and leadership — have a record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their scientific fields. They will have made significant research contributions to the biomedical sciences, show promise for continuing scientific achievement, and demonstrate leadership in efforts to diversify the sciences. Principal Investigators and laboratory staff who are leading projects supported by these grants will participate in annual in-person meetings and online webinars organized by CZI and will be connected to national and international scientific leaders through CZI convenings.


NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research Addressing Eye and Vision Health Equity/Health Disparities

Amount: N/A
Deadline: May 25, 2022

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to highlight interest in supporting research that aims to promote health equity in the prevention, treatment, and management of eye and vision conditions. Applications that target reduction of health disparities experienced by people who are visually impaired or blind are encouraged, as well as applications that investigate the impact of bias, structural racism, and discrimination in causing or sustaining eye or vision health inequities. 


NIH Patient-Clinician Relationship: Improving Health Outcomes in Populations that Experience Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Amount: According to scope
Deadlines: June 5, 2022; October 5, 2022; February 5, 2023 (i.e., NIH standard due dates)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative multi-disciplinary and multi-level (e.g., patient, clinician, interpersonal, health care system, community) research designed to understand how optimizing patient-clinician communication and relationship affects health care outcomes in patients from populations with health care disparities. In addition, this initiative will support research to (1) gain an understanding of how the Patient-Clinician Relationship (PCR) in the primary care and chronic disease care settings affects clinical and non-clinical health outcomes in populations that experience health disparities, and (2) identify best practices and interventions that build and improve PCR leading to better health outcomes and increased health equity.


NIH Addressing Health Disparities among Immigrant Populations through Effective Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Amount: According to scope
Deadlines: June 5, 2022; October 5, 2022; February 5, 2023 (i.e., NIH standard due dates)

Given the scientific literature documenting health inequities among immigrant populations, this announcement calls for multidisciplinary/multilevel research focusing on the design and implementation of effective interventions that will address immigrant-specific factors to reduce health disparities, particularly among migrant workers, recent and 1st generation immigrants. The intervention research under this FOA should be aimed at improving the health outcome among immigrant groups by targeting the complex causes or consequences of health disparities. Multi-level interventions that include a combination of individual, group (such as peers, family members, etc.), and/or community-level intervention components have been shown to be effective in improving health outcomes. Therefore, this FOA strongly encourages multi-level interventions (i.e., ranging from individuals to societies) in addressing immigrant health disparities.


NIH Integrating Mental Health Care into Health Care Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Amount: According to scope
Deadline: June 22, 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites implementation research applications to develop, optimize, and test innovative theory-based strategies to integrate mental and physical health care within health care systems in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This FOA aims to support innovative research for implementing, scaling up, and financially sustaining integrated mental health care models to ultimately increase demand and utilization, quality, access, and availability of mental health care. This FOA is also expected to contribute to the long-term goals of strengthening the sustainable research capacity in LMICs and enhancing the potential for multidirectional knowledge and the exchange of research advancements. NIMH encourages partnerships between institutions in LMICs and high-income-countries (HICs).


NIH Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Global Implementation Science for Equitable Cancer Control (GlobalISE Cancer Control) (U54 Clinical Trials Optional)

Estimated Publication Date of FOA: June 25, 2022
Amount: $500,000 direct costs per year for 5 years
First Estimated Application Due Date: September 25, 2022

The purpose of the Global Implementation Science for Equitable Cancer Control (GlobalISE Cancer Control) RFA is to build research capacity for implementation science in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and to stimulate research on approaches to identify, understand, and overcome barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based cancer control interventions in LMICs. Cancer control interventions can include programs, tools, policies, and guidelines that have been empirically demonstrated to improve health. Applicants must be from, or partner with, an LMIC-based institution.


NSF Dear Colleague Letter: High School Student Research Assistantships (MPS-High) Funding to Broaden Participation in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Amount: Support for up to two high school students per request
Deadline: N/A

As part of a supplemental funding request to an existing NSF award, the five Divisions that comprise the Directorate for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences will consider requests that:

Foster interest in the pursuit of studies in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and Broaden participation of high school students with particular emphasis for those who are in groups that have been traditionally underrepresented and under-served in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM enterprise, such as members of racial and ethnic groups (including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, Native Americans including Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Native Pacific Islanders), persons with disabilities, those identifying as LGBTQ+, persons with low socio-economic status, high schoolers who would be first generation college students, and women in sub-disciplines where they are underrepresented.


NSF Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths)

Amount: Anticipated $6,000,000 for up to 15 awards per year
Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime

Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. An organization may serve as sole submitting organization or as lead organization of a collaborative project on only one submission every 12 months, regardless of track, but may serve as the non-lead organization of a collaborative project more than once in a 12 month period. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) supports the Pathways into the Geosciences - Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric Sciences (GEOPAths) funding opportunity. GEOPAths invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to education, learning, training and professional development within the geosciences community through the formation of STEM Learning Ecosystems that engage students in the study of the Earth, its oceans, polar regions and atmosphere. The primary goal of the GEOPAths funding opportunity is to increase the number of students pursuing undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees through the design and testing of novel approaches that engage students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. In order to broaden participation in the geosciences, engaging students from historically excluded groups or from non-geoscience degree programs is a priority.

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Last Updated: 3/1/22