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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.

HHS Native American Elder Justice Initiative

Amount: $300,000
Deadline: June 21, 2022

The Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) will address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in Indian Country.  It is expected that activities carried out under this Initiative will address at least one (1) of the following needs: a) develop materials culturally specific for tribes; b) gather and widely disseminate to tribes information on best practices in Indian Country, and c) gather and disseminate examples and information on model Tribal codes to address elder maltreatment. The grantee will work with Indian Country to address the occurrence of elder abuse in tribal communities and to determine culturally relevant methods for public awareness education, policy implications and prevention. This grantee will work closely with tribes and tribal communities to address the special needs of tribal elders, families and communities. The grantee is expected to work with other entities including private and public, to create national collaborations for the purpose of identifying trends in the field, responding to needs of the field, leveraging resources and improving responses to elder abuse victims and the professional community that serves them. Additionally, it is expected that the grantee will also collaborate with at least one (1) ACL resource center and or the aging network in its effort to improve gathering information and disseminating resources in the field of abuse, neglect and exploitation in Indian Country.

 USDOJ Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Training - Community Policing Development

Amount: $1,700,000 – Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Training; $300,000 – Tribal Cultural Awareness Training and Technical Assistance
Deadline: June 23, 2022
The FY22 Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Training - Community Policing Development Solicitation has one open solicitation, with two subcategories:

  • Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Training. The COPS Office seeks an applicant to deliver an in-person tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias training program that encompasses cultural sensitivity components such as respect, acceptance, and appreciation of different groups’ identities (ethnic, racial, sexual orientation and gender); cultural diversity; and law enforcement interaction with people with disabilities, people with mental illnesses, and English language learners. The applicant should also plan to develop an online version of their in-person course for deployment in the COPS Training Portal. The applicant should be an organization with an existing state or nationally certified curricula in this area and well-established experience in training law enforcement personnel and criminal justice professionals
  • Tribal Cultural Awareness Training and Technical Assistance. The COPS Office seeks an applicant to develop an in-person training applicable to both tribal and nontribal law enforcement agencies that should cover the basics of both tribes and tribal history in conjunction with supplemental materials that cover tribal and regional or local components for the specific area that is being trained and the local tribes in that area. This training program should encompass sensitivity components such as tolerance, ethnic and racial bias, and cultural diversity.

NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Amount: $50,000 (Level I); $150,000 (Level II); $350,000 (Level III) with an additional $50,000 in matching funds
Deadline: June 24, 2022

The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society. DHAG applicants must respond to one or more of these programmatic priorities: research and refinement of innovative, experimental, or computationally challenging methods and techniques; enhancement or design of digital infrastructure, such as open-source code, tools, or platforms, that contribute to and support the humanities; research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, or philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society, including racial, religious, and/or gender biases; or evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement.

HHS National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality

Amount: $500,000
Deadline: June 27, 2022

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Disabilities (AOD), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funds for a cooperative agreement authorized under Subtitle E of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, Projects of National Significance (PNS) and Section 21 of the Rehabilitation Act. Funds will be awarded for one (1) five-year grant to create and maintain a national resource center on disability, equity, and intersectionality to build the capacity of our communities across the nation to be more inclusive and culturally competent towards individuals with disabilities. The center will increase knowledge and awareness of systemic ableism, racism, and other forms of discrimination experienced by individuals with disabilities, including those with marginalized identities. The center’s primary focus will be addressing systemic ableism, racism, and other forms of discrimination with a concentrated effort around health equity and other topics identified by the grantee. The center will focus on resources to increase equitable access for people with marginalized identities by: supporting forums for cross-cultural and cross-disability exchanges that will advance a culturally competent disability framework; translating research into action and disseminating information using multiple methods; developing tools, such as an organizational self-assessment tool, and supporting communities of practices for transforming systems and organizations; and building the next generation and future leaders of this work through engagement with youth with disabilities. The audience for the center will include, individuals with disabilities, their families, others in their support system, the developmental disabilities network, independent living programs, youth with disabilities, providers, and systems of services and supports.

HHS Trafficking Victim Assistance Program

Amount: $4,000,000
Deadline: June 27, 2022

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP). TVAP’s goal is to directly fund time-limited comprehensive case management services to foreign national adult confirmed and potential victims of a severe form of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, who are seeking or have received Health and Human Services (HHS) certification. TVAP must also establish local regional presence to coordinate project activities and direct services. Under TVAP, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive case management to foreign national adults who have experienced labor and/or sex trafficking; 2) development and maintenance of a nationwide network of providers to conduct human trafficking outreach, and provide direct services and community referrals, and; 3) establishment of local presence within each of the 10 ACF geographic regions to coordinate project activities and support the delivery of services through the nationwide network of providers.

HHS Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Amount: $700,000
Deadline: July 8, 2022

The purpose of this program is to establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) to advance the behavioral health equity of Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian (NH), and Pacific Islander (PI) communities. It is expected that the grant recipient will (1) develop and disseminate culturally-informed, evidence-based behavioral health information and (2) provide technical assistance and training on issues related to addressing behavioral health disparities in AA, NH, and PI communities. The AANHPI-CoE will serve as a resource to behavioral healthcare providers, community-based and faith-based organizations, research institutions, and federal entities. SAMHSA expects this program will help reduce the impact of behavioral health-related disparities on AA, NH, and PI communities.

Educational Hub for Enhancing Diversity in Computational Genomics and Data Science (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Amount: $8,100,000 total costs
Deadline: July 27, 2022

The overarching purpose of this initiative is to leverage the NHGRI-funded Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) and other NIH cloud-based platforms, to enhance the diversity of individuals who have access to educational and research opportunities in computational genomics and data science (CGDS), including those from underrepresented groups. This initiative will focus on opportunities at the undergraduate and master’s degree level. The intent of this specific funding opportunity is to create a CGDS educational hub which will support activities to increase awareness of CGDS and cloud computing concepts, and address barriers to effective CGDS education. The Hub will coordinate with NIH cloud computing platforms to organize workshops, collect stakeholder input, disseminate materials, evaluate educational opportunities and provide logistical support.

NIH Expanding Prevention Strategies for Mental Disorders in Mobile Populations in Humanitarian Crises (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

Amount: $450,000 direct costs
Deadline: October 25, 2022

The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and seeks to fund research focused on understanding the role human mobility has on mental health outcomes and developing and testing culturally appropriate preventive interventions for mental disorders that may develop during all phases of migration. This FOA seeks to develop assessment tools, preventive interventions, and implementation approaches to improve mental health outcomes in mobile populations. Applications of interest include those that refine and test scalable and sustainable approaches for intervention use during humanitarian crises. Per UNICEF a humanitarian crisis is defined as "any circumstance where humanitarian needs are sufficiently large and complex to require significant external assistance and resources, and where a multi-sectoral response is needed, with the engagement of a wide range of international humanitarian actors (IASC)." NIMH encourages research that addresses the mental health care needs of mobile children, adolescents, youth, women, people with serious mental illness, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities, older adults, and separated families.

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Last Updated: 5/23/22