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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 also 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 Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Promote Diversity (R36 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: salary plus $20,000 additional expenses for 2 years (see NOFO for details)
Deadline: June 19, 2023; October 16, 2023

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announces the availability of R36 dissertation awards to support individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to promote a diverse pool of highly trained scientists in scientific disciplines related to the NIA mission. That mission includes research on the basic biology of aging; chronic, disabling, and degenerative diseases of aging, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD); multiple morbidities; individual behavioral and social changes with aging; caregiving; longevity; and the consequences of an aging population on society. The purpose of this NOFO is in alignment with key elements of NIA’s Strategic Directions for Research on Aging, including fostering the development of researchers and clinician-scientists in aging and to work to recruit, train, and retain scientists from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. This program will support awardees at a particularly critical juncture in their doctoral training – a period during which institutional support often declines or terminates altogether – with support not readily or sufficiently available in Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral (F31) programs, which limits support to stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance. These awards are available to support predoctoral students, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences, who are enrolled, and in good standing, in accredited research-doctoral programs in the United States (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories or possessions).


NHPRC-Mellon Planning Grants for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History and Ethnic Studies
Amount: $120,000
Deadline: June 7, 2023

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), with funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks proposals for its planning grant program for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History and Ethnic Studies. With an overarching goal to broaden participation in the production and publication of historical and scholarly digital editions, the program is designed: to provide opportunities that augment the preparation and training of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color new to the work of historical documentary editing, especially those currently working in history or related area and ethnic studies departments; to encourage the innovative and collaborative re-thinking of the historical and scholarly digital edition itself—how it is conceived, whose voices it centers, and for what purposes; to support planning activities essential for successful development of significant, innovative, and well-conceived digital edition projects rooted in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history and ethnic studies; to stimulate meaningful, mutually beneficial, and respectful collaborations that help to bridge longstanding institutional inequalities by promoting resource sharing and capacity building at all levels; and to sustain projects that build meaningful community and user engagement into their plans.


HHS Administration for Community Living: Understanding the Experience and Outcomes of Students with Disabilities who have 504 Plans
Amount: $600,000
Deadline: June 23, 2023

The purpose of the DRRPs is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act, by generating new knowledge, or developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of health and function, community living, and employment outcomes among people with disabilities, especially people with disabilities who have the greatest support needs. Under this particular DRRP priority, the grantee must conduct research toward new knowledge of the school experiences and outcomes among elementary or secondary students who have 504 plans. These formal plans protect the rights of children with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, by giving them the accommodations, supports, or services they need in school. NIDILRR plans to make one grant under this opportunity in FY 2023. This grant will have a 60-month project period, with five 12-month budget periods.


OSERS-OSEP: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities–Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel, Assistance Listing
Amount: $750,000
Deadline: July 7, 2023

The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.


Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUDRD) Grants for University-Nonprofit Partnerships Supporting Community-Engaged Research Designed to Address Homelessness
Amount: $1,000,000
Deadline: July 13, 2023

This NOFO announces the availability of $1,000,000 in cooperative agreement funding to be awarded to institutions of higher education or nonprofit entities that train and support institutions of higher education to conduct research applying community-engaged research methods to address homelessness. Community-engaged research is an approach that meaningfully engages the community that is the subject of the research, including community groups and people with lived experience.[1] The research funded under this NOFO will contribute to general knowledge on the topic of homelessness, as well as the programs and interventions designed to address homelessness in communities, while elevating the perspectives and insights of people with lived experience. In addition, this NOFO is designed to build and expand capacity for community-engaged research methods at institutions of higher education or nonprofit entities and strengthen partnerships between local nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education. Submitted research proposals must describe how the knowledge generated under the proposed project will contribute to understanding the effectiveness of Federal, state, and/or local policies and programs designed to address homelessness and must demonstrate how the proposed project will build and expand partnerships between nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education to better address homelessness. [1] Community-engaged research may also be referred to in other fields and disciplines using terms such as community-based research, participatory action research, or community-based participatory research.


Office of Partnerships and Public Engagements (OPPE): Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
Amount: $750,000
Deadline: July 25, 2023

The OPPE is committed to ensuring underserved communities can equitably participate in USDA programs. Differences in demographics, culture, economics, language, and other factors preclude a single approach to identifying solutions that can benefit underserved farmers and ranchers. Grants are provided to nonprofit community-based organizations, higher education institutions, and eligible Tribal entities with at least three (3) years of documented experience, preceding the submission date of an application. Eligible entities working with underserved farmers and ranchers or military veteran farmers and ranchers can improve their ability to start and maintain successful forestry and/or agricultural-related operations. With 2501 Program funding, eligible entities can provide education, training, and technical assistance and extend outreach and education efforts to connect with and assist underserved and military veteran farmers and ranchers to provide them with information on available USDA resources.


Society of Family Planning: Changemakers in Family Planning
Amount: support for salary ($60,000), professional development ($10,000), mentorship ($6,000), and networking (see RFP for details)
Deadline: June 5, 2023

The aim of the Changemakers in Family Planning grant is to respond to institutionalized racism in the field of family planning by providing dedicated support for awardees to expand research skills and expertise. Awardees will have the opportunity to spend 18 months honing research skills and interests. The expected deliverable at the end of the award period is the completion of career development activities. Awardees will not be expected to conduct original research as part of this grant; rather, awardees will be granted support related to research interests, skills development, mentorship, and networking. See Request for Proposals for complete scholar eligibility criteria.

Simons Foundation: SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED)
Amount: $300,000
Deadline: Rolling until all 10 supplements have been awarded

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED) is a new program that provides supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino). The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment.