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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 on this site, 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 may have changed details of the opportunity since it was posted here.

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.


NIH Feasibility Studies to Build Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Research (P20 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $375,000 direct costs per year up to 4 years
Deadline: January 6, 2023

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites P20 planning grant applications for developing collaborative partnerships between institutions serving health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPSs) and NCI-designated Cancer Centers (or Cancer Centers with highly integrated cancer research programs). This FOA is designed to facilitate the planning and execution of focused collaborations in cancer-related research, research experience, and research education. A major goal of the NCI P20 partnership programs is to provide support for investigators at ISUPSs and Cancer Centers to conduct cancer research pilot projects and cancer research education programs. The purpose of the pilot projects and education programs is to allow awardees to obtain preliminary data that will lead to competitive grant applications for funding by the NIH/NCI and/or other Federal/Non-Federal agencies.

NIH Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: Application budgets are limited to $2 million in direct costs per year for partnerships of two institutions and $2.5 million in direct costs per year for partnerships of three institutions.
Deadline: January 6, 2023

This funding opportunity seeks to support the Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) Program. The CPACHE Program develops and maintains comprehensive, long-term, and mutually beneficial partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPSs) and NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CCs). The program aims to achieve a stronger national cancer program and address challenges in cancer and cancer disparities research, education, and outreach, as well as cancer's impact on underserved populations. The institutions in each partnership are expected to work collaboratively to: 1) increase the cancer research and cancer research education capacity of the ISUPSs; 2) promote the diversity of the cancer research workforce; 3) improve the effectiveness of CCs in developing and sustaining research programs focused on cancer health disparities and increase the number of investigators and students conducting cancer health disparities research; and 4) develop and implement cancer-related outreach and education that benefit the surrounding underserved communities.

NIH Effectiveness of School-Based Health Centers to Advance Health Equity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: according to scope
Deadline: February 5, 2023; June 5, 2023 (AIDS: May 7, 2023; September 7, 2023)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support research that investigates the effectiveness of school-based health centers (SBHCs) as a health services care delivery model to address the needs of school-aged children from populations with health disparities (hence, underserved youth). The goals of this FOA are to support multidisciplinary research that investigates the effectiveness of SBHCs as a health services care delivery model to detect, manage, and prevent chronic illnesses that disproportionately burden underserved youth. The mechanisms of impact by which SBHCs improve the health of at-risk populations such as sexual and gender minority youth, immigrant youth, and youth who reside in rural areas are also a relevant focus for understanding effective models of SBHCs. Applications are expected to provide a conceptual model that describes hypothesized causal pathways by which SBHCs engage underserved youth to improve health outcomes and how SBHCs may complement (or reduce) the use of other services.

NIH NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education (R25 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $375,000 direct costs per year
Deadline: May 25, 2023

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. The National Institute on Aging is seeking applications that offer (1) structured research experiences, (2) tailored learning opportunities, (3) an emphasis on explaining the relevance of aging and the science of aging to students' lives, and (4) opportunities to engage fellow students with an interest in science in order to develop a cadre of graduates who will go on to research careers allowing them to diversify the research workforce on aging, enrich the questions asked, and expand the scope of interventions developed from the research. The means to achieve this end may include structured research experiences or other targeted activities.


Brady Education Foundation: Proposals for Program Evaluations
Amount: No specified limit, but indirect costs only allowable for budgets over $50,000
Stage 1 Deadline: December 1, 2022
Stage 2 Deadline (by invitation only): April 1, 2023 

The Foundation is currently accepting Research Project (RP) proposals and Existing Program Evaluation (EPE) proposals that have the potential to provide data that will inform how to address disparities in educational opportunities associated with race, ethnicity, and family income. For EPE proposals, the primary aim must concern evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) with the goal of informing ways to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity, and income. Secondary aims may also focus on one or more of the following: What works for whom, under what conditions: Investigate variations in program effects; that is, test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for certain groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions; Reasons for effects: Investigate mechanisms through which effects occur; that is, test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective; Cost-benefit analyses: Compare the total costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net cost or benefit associated with the program. For RP proposals, the Primary and any secondary aims must concern obtaining information that will inform how to address disparities in educational opportunities associated with race, ethnicity, and/or family income.

HHMI: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
Amount: For Postdoctoral Training Phase (2-4 years): $70,000 annual salary for initial year and $20,000 expense allowance; For Faculty Phase (4 years max): $250,000 in research funding and $20,000 expense allowance per year (See RFP for details)
Deadline: December 7, 2022

The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will become leaders in academic research and inspire future generations of scientists. Fellows will receive funding for their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community. The Institute will select and support up to 25 fellows in this competition. This grant competition is open to all eligible applicants and no nomination is required. Following the “people, not projects” philosophy of HHMI, the competition is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in all the biomedical and life science disciplines, including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Fellows will have freedom to change their research focus and follow their own curiosity during the duration of the award.

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Last Updated: 11/4/22