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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.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Amount: $5,500,000 for 10-15 awards across types of awards (see RFP for details)
Deadline: October 25, 2022

Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive, national initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discovery and innovation, focused on NSF's commitment to ensuring accessibility and inclusivity in STEM fields, as communicated in the NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 - 2026. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the diversity of the Nation's population. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to motivate and accelerate collaborative infrastructure building to advance equity and sustain systemic change to broaden participation in STEM fields at scale. Significant advancement in the inclusion of groups that have historically been excluded from or under-served in STEM will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure the Nation's future and long-term economic competitiveness. With this solicitation, NSF offers support for five types of projects that connect and contribute to the National Network: (1) Design and Development Launch Pilots, (2) Collaborative Change Consortia, (3) Alliances, (4) Network Connectors, and (5) Conferences. 


NSF Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
Amount: according to scope
Deadline: varies by type of project (for HBCU-RISE, required letter of intent due December 2, 2022, and full proposal due February 9, 2023)

Note: The University of Utah is only eligible as a sub awardee.

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSI) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. MSIs of higher education denote institutions that have undergraduate enrollments of 50% or more (based on total student enrollment) of members of minority groups underrepresented among those holding advanced degrees in science and engineering fields: African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF) awards provide research experience and training for early career scientists at active CREST Centers. HBCU-RISE awards specifically target HBCUs to support the expansion of institutional research capacity as well as the production of doctoral students, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM, at those institutions.


NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Amount: varies according to project type (total anticipated funding amount: $28,382,000 to $41,000,000)
Deadline: January 11, 2023

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program is the only NSF program that exclusively invests in research and practice on how people learn STEM outside of formal education. This AISL solicitation specifically seeks proposals that center equity and belonging, and further the well-being of individuals and communities who have historically been and continue to be excluded, under-served, or underrepresented, due to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, geographic location, and economic status, among others, as well as their intersections. The solicitation encourages proposals from institutions and organizations that serve public audiences, and specifically focus on public engagement with and understanding of STEM, including community STEM; public participation in scientific research (PPSR); science communication; intergenerational STEM engagement; and STEM media.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH NCI Cancer Moonshot Scholars Diversity Program (CMSDP) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NCI intends to commit $9M in FY2023, FY2024, and FY2025 to fund up to 15 R01 applications per year.
Deadline: November 8, 2022; June 6, 2023; February 6, 2024

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the Cancer Moonshot Scholars Diversity Program (CMSDP) and solicits R01 grant applications that propose independent research projects within the scientific mission of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The overarching goal of the CMSDP is to increase the number of R01 Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) and enhance the diversity of the cancer research workforce, while promoting scientific advancements in cancer. Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups (NOT-OD-20-031, Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity), are encouraged to work with their institutions to apply.


NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Amount: $5,500,000 for 10-15 awards across types of awards (see RFP for details)
Deadline: October 25, 2022

Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive, national initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discovery and innovation, focused on NSF's commitment to ensuring accessibility and inclusivity in STEM fields, as communicated in the NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 - 2026. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the diversity of the Nation's population. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to motivate and accelerate collaborative infrastructure building to advance equity and sustain systemic change to broaden participation in STEM fields at scale. Significant advancement in the inclusion of groups that have historically been excluded from or under-served in STEM will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure the Nation's future and long-term economic competitiveness. With this solicitation, NSF offers support for five types of projects that connect and contribute to the National Network: (1) Design and Development Launch Pilots, (2) Collaborative Change Consortia, (3) Alliances, (4) Network Connectors, and (5) Conferences. 


NIH AD/ADRD, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Social Determinants of Health Ancillary Studies of Existing Longitudinal Cohorts (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NINDS has committed $1,000,000 to fund up to two awards
Deadline: October 5, 2022

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies that expand the use of existing data resources to drive new discoveries that can lead to better understanding of the relationship between early life social determinants of health (SDOH), adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), AD/ADRD biomarkers, and the development of cognitive impairment and dementia, especially in populations experiencing health disparities.


NIH New Epidemiological Cohort Study among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AsA-NHPI): Coordinating Center (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: Application budgets are not limited but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project (see RFA for commitments from NIH components).
Deadline: October 13, 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), utilizing the U24 grant funding mechanism, invites applications for a Coordinating Center (CC) to establish a new population-based cohort study to address key population research gaps in the health of Asian Americans (AsA), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). This epidemiological cohort study will enable the enrollment, initial examination, and follow-up activities of a cohort of approximately 10,000 participants from multiple immigrant generations of ancestral Asian subpopulations, as well as Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander subpopulations. Specifically, this initiative will utilize a “populomics” perspective, i.e., examination of health influences across multiple levels (biological, lifestyle/behavioral, environmental, sociocultural) using multi-disciplinary methods to investigate the web of influences impacting the health of AsA-NHPI subpopulations. This U24 cooperative agreement is administered by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), but includes extensive participation and funding contributions from a coalition of institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This FOA aims to systematically investigate factors of risk and resilience and potential mediators impacting the health of AsA-NHPI subpopulations in parallel with a companion FOA (RFA-HL-23-015) that encourages applications for Clinical or Community Field Centers (CCFCs).


NIH New Epidemiological Cohort Study among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AsA-NHPI): Clinical/Community Field Centers (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: The budget for each application may not exceed direct costs of up to $373,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, up to $390,000 in FY2024, up to $406,000 per year in FYs 2025 through 2027, and up to $341,000 per year in FY2028 and FY2029.
Deadline: October 13, 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Clinical or Community Field Centers (CCFC) to establish a new population-based cohort study to address key population research gaps in the health of Asian Americans (AsA), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). This epidemiological cohort study will enable the enrollment, initial examination, and follow-up activities of a cohort of approximately 10,000 participants from multiple immigrant generations of ancestral Asian subpopulations, as well as, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander subpopulations. Specifically, this initiative will utilize a “populomics” perspective, i.e., examination of health influences across multiple levels (biological, lifestyle/behavioral, environmental, sociocultural) using multi-disciplinary methods to investigate the web of influences impacting the health of AsA-NHPI subpopulations. This FOA uses the bi-phasic, milestone-driven cooperative agreement mechanism (UG3/UH3) and runs in parallel with a companion FOA (RFA-HL-23-016) that encourages applications for a Coordinating Center (CC). 


NIH Building Infrastructure for Precision Medicine Research on Minority Health and Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD) (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NIA intends to commit $2.8 million in fiscal year 2023 to fund five awards
Deadline: October 21, 2022

This funding opportunity (FOA) promotes collaborative research programs to support the development of research infrastructure (e.g., tools, surveys, biospecimens, data, etc.) for precision medicine approaches for minority health and health disparities in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD). This FOA serves as a catalytic opportunity for investigators to: (1) focus on populations understudied in AD/ADRD research; (2) build resources that include neurobiological, environmental, behavioral, and social science data; and (3) initiate innovative, integrated, and expanded studies of individuals from these populations. Specifically, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks to support Phase Innovation Awards Cooperative Agreement (UH2/UH3) projects to enable: (1) the formation of transformative, multi-disciplinary teams to address disparities in health outcomes, disease burden, and/or resilience among understudied populations with AD/ADRD; (2) the development, or scaling up, of research infrastructure and resources for studies of AD/ADRD in understudied populations; and (3) pilot projects that incorporate multi-level assessments and approaches to elucidate intersecting behavioral, social, environmental, neural, and physiological pathways affecting or mitigating AD/ADRD outcomes in these populations.


NIH Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) Research Education R25 (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $150,000 in direct costs per year
Deadline: October 27, 2022 | AIDS Application Deadline: January 7, 2023

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this ORWH R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s diverse biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Curriculum or Methods Development. Courses supported by this FOA should develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate education and training to advance health-related research on sex (as a biological variable); gender (as a social determinant of health); and/or the consideration of interactions between sex and gender. Courses that take an intersectional approach to explore how sex and gender interact with other identity categories (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and others) to create disparate outcomes for certain individuals, groups, and communities, are strongly encouraged.  Although courses can focus on a specific application (e.g., trauma informed care) or methodology (e.g. intersectional health research), applicants should also consider how that specific application can be of relevance to sex and gender research broadly. Curricula and methods development activities supported by this FOA should advance understanding of sex and/or gender influences on health, for example, intersectional methods and approaches for studying sex and/or gender. Activities can integrate knowledge of sex and gender influences into existing trainings or develop novel methods or curricula. Supported curricula will be made freely available, at no cost to the broader community, through the ORWH website; programs must be self-sustaining at the end of the award period.


NIH Global Implementation Science for Equitable Cancer Control (GlobalISE Cancer Control, U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: Up to $750,000 per year in direct costs
Deadline: November 8, 2022

The purpose of the Global Implementation Science for Equitable Cancer Control (GlobalISE Cancer Control) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to build implementation science centers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This initiative will support implementation science research capacity-building activities, including research projects that identify, develop, and test innovative theory-based strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based cancer control interventions (e.g., programs, tools, policies, and guidelines) in LMICs. NCI will support several U54 Specialized Centers with transdisciplinary research teams meaningfully collaborating with key stakeholders (e.g., health systems, ministries of health, clinicians, and communities) that must include at least one PI or MPI from an LMIC-based institution. This initiative aims to foster LMIC-based implementation science programs to inform implementation of cancer control efforts in LMICs.


NIH NIDA REI: Addressing Racial Equity in Substance Use and Addiction Outcomes Through Community-Engaged Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit approximately $2 million total in FY 2023 for this initiative, spread across RFA-DA-23-013 and RFA-DA-23-032
Deadline: November 14, 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI). This FOA invites R01 applications to conduct research that will have a major impact in identifying, developing, implementing, or testing strategies to improve outcomes related to substance misuse, with a goal of preventing, reducing, or eliminating disparities in racial and/or ethnic communities in substance use, addiction, and related health consequences, including HIV. Community engaged research can facilitate rapid advances in this scientific area by ensuring relevant research questions with immediate applicability. As such, applications must be submitted by collaborative community partnered investigative teams who will conduct research projects that address issues prioritized by the relevant communities. No preliminary data are required. However, projects must clearly demonstrate, based on the strength of the logic, a compelling potential to produce desired outcomes.


NIH NIDA REI: Reaching Equity at the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use: Novel Approaches to Address HIV Related Health Disparities in Underserved Racial/Ethnic Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit $3,000,000 in FY 2023 to fund 5-9 awards between this FOA and the companion FOA RFA-DA-23-024.
Deadline: November 14, 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), with goals that include promoting racial equity in NIDA’s research portfolio. The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate new observational and intervention research on structural factors, organizational practices, policies, and other social, cultural, and contextual influences that lead to inequities at the intersection of HIV and substance use among underserved racial and/or ethnic minority populations affected by persistent HIV disparities. Research that addresses the multiple dimensions of individuals’ identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity) and social systems as they intersect with one another is encouraged.  


NIH NIDA REI: Reaching Equity at the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use: Novel Approaches to Address HIV Related Health Disparities in Underserved Racial/Ethnic Populations (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit $3,000,000 in FY 2023 to fund 5-9 awards between this FOA and the companion FOA RFA-DA-23-023.
Deadline: November 14, 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), with goals that include promoting racial equity in NIDA’s research portfolio. The purpose of this FOA is to support pilot or feasibility research on structural factors, organizational practices, policies, and other social, cultural, and contextual influences that lead to inequities at the intersection of HIV and substance use among underserved racial and/or ethnic minority populations affected by persistent HIV disparities. Research that addresses the multiple dimensions of individuals’ identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity) and social systems as they intersect with one another is encouraged.


NIH NIDA REI: Racial Equity Visionary Award Program for Research on Substance Use and Racial Equity (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit approximately $2,000,000 to fund 2-3 awards each year between this FOA and the companion FOA, RFA-DA-23-031.
Deadline: November 14, 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), with goals that include promoting racial equity in NIDA’s research portfolio.. This announcement invites applications supporting independent, early career or established scholars who self-identify as health equity, health disparities, or social determinants of health experts with the skills to make exceptionally creative contributions to the study of equity for underserved U.S. racial and/or ethnic minority groups that experience poorer outcomes related to substance use and substance use disorders. This award supports transformative, boundary-pushing applications that may be risky or at a stage too early to fare well in the traditional peer review process.


NIH NIDA REI: Research on Neurocognitive Mechanisms Underlying the Impact of Structural Racism on the Substance Use Trajectory (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit $1.5 million in FY 23, 24, and 25 for this and the companion funding announcement (RFA-DA-23-029, for which applicant institutions must be a Minority Serving Institution) to fund 3-5 awards yearly.
Deadline: November 14, 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of NIDA’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI) and invites clinical research applications that are exploratory/developmental in nature and seek to parse the complex effects of structural racism and investigate their impact on neurocognition, with an emphasis on reducing SUD risk and informing preventative interventions.


NIH NIDA REI: Coordination Center to Support Racial Equity and Substance Use Disparities Research (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit up to $750,000 in FY 2023 to fund 1 award.
Deadline: November 15, 2022

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks applications for a Coordination Center to create synergy and linkages across projects funded under NIDA's Racial Equity Initiative (REI) funding opportunity announcements. The Center will provide coordination for collaborative products and activities while housing shared resources. In addition, the Center will optimize the impact of individual REI projects by strengthening community-engaged research efforts and supporting the dissemination and usage of research products and innovations.


NIH Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Stakeholder Engagement Innovation Center to Advance Health Equity (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: NIDDK intends to commit $2,500,000 in Fiscal Year 2023 to fund one award
Deadline: November 17, 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 1 diabetes research (SEIC-T1D). A primary goal of the SEIC-T1D is to accelerate equitable engagement of diverse stakeholders (specifically people from NIH designated health disparities populations) in T1D research; particularly those from communities that experience diabetes-related health disparities and live within the healthcare and social systems that negatively impact community members’ and patients’ health. The SEIC-T1D will provide highly specialized research resources to support investigators by fully embedding communities, people living with T1D, 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-T1D will also establish a network consisting of diverse, multidisciplinary research investigators with expertise in T1D 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 T1D early detection and treatment.


NIH Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities - (U01 - Clinical Trial Required)
Amount: $500,000 direct costs per year
Deadline: November 17, 2022

The Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities Consortium aims to foster community-engaged intervention research to address structural racism to reduce health disparities among individuals living with kidney disease.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Intervention Sites that will work collaboratively with a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) (see RFA-DK-22-015) to develop and test meaningful interventions that aim to dismantle or mitigate the effects of structural racism to reduce kidney health disparities. Studies proposed by the successful applicants may be substantially revised prior to being undertaken by the Consortium, including the potential of harmonizing intervention components and data collection measures across Intervention Sites.


NIH Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities – Research Coordinating Center (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $500,000 direct costs per year (excluding opportunity pool).  Applicants may ask for $100,000 or more per year for the opportunity pool. 
Deadline: November 17, 2022

The Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities Consortium aims to foster community-engaged intervention research to address structural racism to reduce health disparities among individuals living with kidney disease. The Consortium will consist of one Research Coordinating Center and multiple Intervention Sites (see RFA-DK-22-014) that will work collaboratively to develop, implement and evaluate meaningful interventions that aim to dismantle or mitigate the effects of structural racism to reduce kidney health disparities. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the Research Coordinating Center (RCC) that will lead, manage, and harmonize efforts for the Consortium. The specific activities of the RCC will include: 1) providing organization, management, and administrative support of Consortium activities; 2) providing research coordination, data management and data analyses for Consortium studies; and 3) fostering research collaborations and helping to build a community of investigators with skills to develop, implement, and disseminate effective, scalable, and sustainable interventions that address the structural drivers of kidney health disparities.


NIH Short-Term Research Education Program to Enhance Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $154,000 per year in direct costs
Deadline: February 23, 2023

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by providing research experiences and related opportunities that can enrich the pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including nationally underrepresented groups, who will be available to compete for research opportunities in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Research Experiences.


HHS Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (Forecasted)
Amount: $2,250,000 (award ceiling)
Estimated Post Date: November 18, 2022 | Estimated Deadline: February 10, 2023

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) anticipates funding two cooperative agreements to support a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE). The CIIHE will support efforts, including research, education, service, and policy development, to advance sustainable solutions that address indigenous health disparities and advance health equity in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. Applicants will be required to address only one of the two focus populations per application. One applicant may submit more than one application, but each application must focus on only one population. The CIIHE will operate as a single initiative through two cooperative agreements - one with a focus on AI/AN populations and one with a focus on NHPI populations. Under the cooperative agreements, OMH will have substantial involvement in identifying priority areas to focus the CIIHE’s efforts such as the role of nutrition, food security, and physical activity in indigenous health disparities. Recipients will be expected to increase community capacity to identify and use culturally and linguistically appropriate evidence-based and/or practiced-based interventions to address health disparities in AI/AN and NHPI populations.


RWJF Policies to Build and Sustain Economic Security and Wealth for Families and Communities of Color
Amount: grants range from $30,000-$450,000
Letter of Intent (Required) Deadline: September 7, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2023

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funds research that can move policy toward the goals of dismantling structural racism and promoting health equity. In 2015, RWJF launched the Policies for Action (P4A) research program to support public and private-sector policy research that builds understanding on how economic, social, and health policies advance health and racial equity. Any systematic approach to eliminating the racial wealth gap requires transformative policies focused on bolstering long-term family and community income streams and building and sustaining generational family and community wealth in Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and other communities of color. The goal of this P4A call for proposals is to build the evidence base investigating how national, state, local, or private-sector policies and practices can reduce growing levels of racial inequality in wealth, and significantly improve the financial wellbeing and economic security of families and communities that have been systematically subject to disinvestment, and therefore are unable to enjoy a fair and just opportunity to be healthy.


RWJF Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health
Amount: up to $100,000 for Development Studies awards and $500,000 for Impact Studies awards
Letter of Intent (Optional) Deadline: September 6, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: October 5, 2022

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that helps to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. New strategies and tools are needed to help medical, social, and public health systems work together to dismantle structural racism and improve health and well-being for all. S4A studies a variety of novel approaches for aligning systems, using rigorous scientific methods to determine their impact on health and health equity. This 2022 call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for a new cohort of research studies to produce new, actionable evidence about how to help medical, social, and public health systems collaborate to address structural barriers to health and health equity, including racism and the social conditions that impact health.


NSF Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
Amount: according to scope
Deadline: varies by type of project (for HBCU-RISE, required letter of intent due December 2, 2022, and full proposal due February 9, 2023)

Note: The University of Utah is only eligible as a subawardee.

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSI) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. MSIs of higher education denote institutions that have undergraduate enrollments of 50% or more (based on total student enrollment) of members of minority groups underrepresented among those holding advanced degrees in science and engineering fields: African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF) awards provide research experience and training for early career scientists at active CREST Centers. HBCU-RISE awards specifically target HBCUs to support the expansion of institutional research capacity as well as the production of doctoral students, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM, at those institutions.


NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Amount: varies according to project type (total anticipated funding amount: $28,382,000 to $41,000,000)
Deadline: January 11, 2023

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program is the only NSF program that exclusively invests in research and practice on how people learn STEM outside of formal education. This AISL solicitation specifically seeks proposals that center equity and belonging, and further the well-being of individuals and communities who have historically been and continue to be excluded, under-served, or underrepresented, due to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, geographic location, and economic status, among others, as well as their intersections. The solicitation encourages proposals from institutions and organizations that serve public audiences, and specifically focus on public engagement with and understanding of STEM, including community STEM; public participation in scientific research (PPSR); science communication; intergenerational STEM engagement; and STEM media.


NIH Short-Term Research Education Program to Enhance Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $154,000 per year in direct costs
Deadline: February 23, 2023

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by providing research experiences and related opportunities that can enrich the pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including nationally underrepresented groups, who will be available to compete for research opportunities in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Research Experiences.


Other federal sponsors

 

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS): Fellowship Program
Amount: $60,000
Deadline: September 28, 2022

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites research proposals from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Given the disproportionate effect the pandemic’s social and economic disruptions have had on emerging, independent, and untenured scholars, ACLS will continue in the 2022-23 competition year to offer these fellowships solely to untenured scholars who have earned the PhD within eight years of the application deadline. ACLS welcomes applications from scholars without faculty appointments and scholars off the tenure track. In 2022-23, the program will award up to 60 fellowships. ACLS invites applications from scholars pursuing research on topics grounded in any time period, world region, or humanistic methodology. ACLS aims to select fellows who are broadly representative of the variety of humanistic scholarship across all fields of study. We also believe that diversity enhances scholarship and seek to recognize academic excellence from all sectors of higher education and beyond. In ACLS’s peer review, funding packages, and engagement with fellows, we aspire to enact our values of equity and inclusion.


USAID/Liberia: The Incentivize Learning Activity
Amount: $20,000,000 for one Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: October 14, 2022

Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Tyler Matsamas if considering applying.

This Activity aims at ensuring access to education to vulnerable and underserved school-age children in order to incentivize enrollment, attendance, and learning and addressing food insecurity needs that have become more acute as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the primary purpose of the Activity is to create a foundation for improved learning outcomes by incentivizing school enrollment and reducing absenteeism, particularly for underserved and vulnerable children via the provision of school meals, targeted financial incentives, community and parental engagement, and social and behavior change communication. Through a timely provision of meals, school feeding can reduce short-term hunger among students and improve their ability to concentrate and increase attendance. The Activity complements other investments in education by fostering the right conditions for improved learning outcomes.


Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
Amount: $60,000 stipend plus $5,000 for research and travel
Deadline: October 27, 2022

ACLS invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships provide early career scholars from around the world time to undertake sustained research and/or writing for projects that will make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history. The program funds projects at all stages of development, and the ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. This program does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Getty and ACLS share a commitment to fostering greater diversity within the academy and we ask reviewers to take diversity, equity, and inclusion as serious considerations. We are especially interested in supporting promising scholars who bring perspectives and backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of art history, and who were trained at and/or affiliated with institutions from all regions of the world.


HUD Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Grant Program
Amount: $7,500,000 award ceiling (estimated total program funding: $129,248,141)
Deadline: November 17, 2022

Note: The University of Utah is only eligible as a sub awardee.

Under the program, eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) receive grants to carry out a range of affordable housing activities. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas and carry out other affordable housing activities. Grant funds must be used to primarily benefit low-income Indian families.


HHS Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (Forecasted)
Amount: $2,250,000 (award ceiling)
Estimated Post Date: November 18, 2022 | Estimated Deadline: February 10, 2023

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) anticipates funding two cooperative agreements to support a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE). The CIIHE will support efforts, including research, education, service, and policy development, to advance sustainable solutions that address indigenous health disparities and advance health equity in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. Applicants will be required to address only one of the two focus populations per application. One applicant may submit more than one application, but each application must focus on only one population. The CIIHE will operate as a single initiative through two cooperative agreements - one with a focus on AI/AN populations and one with a focus on NHPI populations. Under the cooperative agreements, OMH will have substantial involvement in identifying priority areas to focus the CIIHE’s efforts such as the role of nutrition, food security, and physical activity in indigenous health disparities. Recipients will be expected to increase community capacity to identify and use culturally and linguistically appropriate evidence-based and/or practiced-based interventions to address health disparities in AI/AN and NHPI populations.


INL U.S. Department of State: Recidivism Reduction and Community Engagement Program (R-CEP)
Amount: $700,000
Deadline: May 1, 2023

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out justice alternative sentencing and restorative justice projects with relevant partners, including civil society organizations in El Salvador. INL looks to address reducing recidivism rates with criminal offenders. Specifically, INL aims to improve community security through judicial practices to reduce juvenile recidivism.


Foundations

RWJF Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health
Amount: up to $100,000 for Development Studies awards and $500,000 for Impact Studies awards
Letter of Intent (Optional) Deadline: September 6, 2022
Full Proposal Deadline: October 5, 2022

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that helps to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. New strategies and tools are needed to help medical, social, and public health systems work together to dismantle structural racism and improve health and well-being for all. S4A studies a variety of novel approaches for aligning systems, using rigorous scientific methods to determine their impact on health and health equity. This 2022 call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for a new cohort of research studies to produce new, actionable evidence about how to help medical, social, and public health systems collaborate to address structural barriers to health and health equity, including racism and the social conditions that impact health.


Azreili Foundation: CIFAR Global Scholars Program in Natural, Biomedical and Social Sciences and Humanities
Amount: $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support over two years
Deadline: October 25, 2022

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars supports the development of tomorrow’s research leaders. The two-year program includes three core components: (1) participating in a CIFAR research program – an interdisciplinary network of scholars, (2) strengthening leadership and communication skills, and (3) increasing impact within and outside of academia. The program invites applications from early-career research leaders who can engage in any of the following CIFAR research programs: Boundaries, Membership & Belonging; Brain, Mind & Consciousness; Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration; Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities; and Innovation, Equity & the Future of Prosperity. For details about the latter, see here.


RWJF: Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity
Amount: according to scope
Deadline: applications accepted on a rolling basis

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, with an explicit emphasis on advancing racial equity. We recognize that achieving racial equity is not possible without a focus on the foundational and structural drivers of health, often referred to as the social determinants of health (e.g., housing, education, built environment, economic opportunity, law enforcement, and others). Therefore, we partner with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, and policymakers to develop evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color.


RWJF: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
Amount: according to scope (average ~$315,000)
Deadline: applications accepted on a rolling basis

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health. We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector.

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Last Updated: 10/4/22