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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.


NSF Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education (PAARE)
Amount: Anticipated funding amount: $1,500,000 for 3-5 awards
Deadline: February 15, 2023

The objective of PAARE is to improve the quality and environment of astronomy and astrophysics research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term partnerships that provide authentic pathways into the research enterprise and broaden the participation of individuals from groups underrepresented in astronomy. Partnerships must substantially involve institutions seeking to create opportunities for student and faculty research that will increase the recruitment, retention, and success of these individuals. It is expected that the partnerships will build or strengthen research capacity, as well as foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for astronomy and astrophysics research and education at the partnering institutions.

NSF Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences (RaMP)
Amount: Anticipated funding amount: $30,000,000 for 10-12 awards
Deadline: February 16, 2023; January 18, 2024

The Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates (RaMP) in Biological Sciences program invites the submission of proposals to establish networks to support full-time research, mentoring, and training for recent college graduates who have had few or no research or training opportunities during college in research fields typically supported by the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO). Individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM, first generation college students, and students at under-resourced institutions frequently have limited opportunities to participate in the undergraduate research experiences that are necessary to be competitive for graduate programs or other STEM career pathways. This program will provide postbaccalaureate research experiences for cohorts of trainees, either in ongoing research programs, existing research networks, or in new research projects designed specifically for the RaMP networks.


NIH Transgender People: Immunity, Prevention, and Treatment of HIV and STIs (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $275,000 direct costs
Deadline: December 7, 2022; December 7, 2023

There are approximately 25 million transgender people worldwide. Globally, an estimated 19% of transgender women are living with HIV. In the U.S transgender people represent 0.6% of the population with 0.7% of these individuals between the ages of 13 to 17. Cumulative data from transgender women (11,066 individuals in 39 studies in 15 countries) has clearly shown that the risk of HIV infection is ~49-fold higher than other adult populations. In contrast, there are minimal data available on the impact of HIV in transgender men and the role/impact of STIs other than HIV in transgender populations. Behavioral and social factors, such as poverty, violence, food and housing insecurity, and social stigma have been identified as contributors to the high rate of HIV infection in transgender women and possibly men. Significant research resources have been devoted to understanding the impact of these factors on transgender people. However, there has been limited research into the biological and immunological factors that might contribute to health disparities that transgender people may encounter, such as increased HIV and STI susceptibility and infection. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support hypothesis-generating research in transgender people with the objective of characterizing the biological and immunological impact of the interventions (hormones, drugs and surgical) used for gender reassignment and their impact on susceptibility to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI).

NIH Transformative Educational Advancement and Mentoring Network (TEAM) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: According to scope
Deadline: February 10, 2023
Note: Applicants must be MSIs as defined in Section III in the FOA.

The Transformative Educational Advancement and Mentoring (TEAM) Network will pilot test the use of training champions (TCs) at minority serving institutions (MSIs) (as defined in Section III), to support the development of educational activities and scientific career development programs and promote the diversity of the cancer research workforce. Examples of underrepresented groups are provided in the Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity, NOT-OD-20-031. The career development levels of focus for this FOA will include predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and early-stage investigators (ESIs). TCs are defined as personnel located within the MSI who can assist potential scholars with their plans to apply, attain, or transition to an independent grant award. This RFA will leverage TCs to assist scholars in identifying funding opportunities, networking with appropriate NCI/NIH program directors, and locating resources for competitive application preparation. TCs will also provide additional training support, navigation, and resources to enhance the skills required to successfully identify, prepare, submit, and obtain grants and career development opportunities.

NIH Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: According to scope
Deadline: February 17, 2023 | AIDS Deadline: March 17, 2023

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage health services research that can directly contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities, while taking into consideration the interaction between system-level healthcare, individual clinical care and social determinants of health, including the role of structural systemic factors, place and neighborhood factors. The focus of this FOA is on all services provided in the healthcare setting where individuals from health disparity populations seek care with a clinician for preventive services, chronic disease management, urgent symptomatic care, emergency care, and hospital care. These health services do include tele-medicine or virtual or remote encounters and home visits.

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Last Updated: 11/18/22