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.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
NSF Workplace Equity for Persons with Disabilities in STEM and STEM Education
Amount: anticipated funding amount is $5M for 10-20 awards
Deadline: September 19, 2023
The Workplace Equity for Persons with Disabilities in STEM and STEM Education solicitation, which is managed by the Division of Equity for Excellence in STEM in the Directorate for STEM Education, supports fundamental, applied, and translational research that advances knowledge and practice about diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible STEM and STEM education workplaces and postsecondary training environments for persons with disabilities. Proposals should focus on one or more of the following three research themes: (1) Studying barriers and solutions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in STEM and STEM education workplaces and training settings for persons with disabilities; (2) Applying intersectional social identity perspectives to investigate characteristics and conditions of STEM and STEM education workplaces and training environments that limit and/or improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for persons with disabilities; and (3) Conducting use-inspired and solution-oriented translational research about diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible STEM and STEM Education workplaces and training settings for persons with disabilities.
NSF Boosting Research Ideas for Transformative and Equitable Advances in Engineering (BRITE)
Amount: anticipated funding amount for 20 awards (across all tracks) is $20M
Deadline: September 28, 2023
All BRITE proposals are expected to address fundamental research that creates new knowledge in one or more program areas of the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI). BRITE proposals must identify key research outcomes and describe the research plans for the period of funding sought. The solicitation includes three funding tracks in support of experienced scientists and engineers (tenured or equivalent): Pivot, Relaunch, and Fellow. The BRITE Pivot Track is intended to enable researchers to quickly adapt to the fast-moving pace of research by either leveraging their experience when pursuing a pivot into a field of research where they have no proven track record, or by incorporating research tools and methodologies from other fields of research to advance knowledge in their areas of expertise.
The BRITE Relaunch Track is intended to enable researchers who have had a hiatus in research activity to relaunch back into active research by reestablishing a foundation for sustained productivity and broader impacts in the context of a research idea with significant potential for advancing knowledge. The BRITE Fellow Track is intended to support researchers who have demonstrated significant impact through and beyond scientific output to request extended time and freedom to use their intellectual creativity to explore divergent, bold, and ambitious research ideas where the expected scientific outcomes are highly uncertain and, therefore, high risk.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
NIH NIMHD Centers of Excellence in Investigator Development and Community Engagement (P50 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $2,500,000 in direct costs
Deadline: August 4, 2023
Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Whitney MacKay if considering applying.
The NIMHD Centers of Excellence program, established by the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-525), has played a vital role in support of NIMHD’s mission to support research in minority health and health disparities, promote the training of a diverse research workforce, disseminate research findings to communities, and foster innovative collaborations and partnerships. This funding opportunity announcement seeks to facilitate the research training and education of investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those underrepresented in biomedical research, particularly interested in diseases that disproportionately impact populations that experience health disparities (https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/overview/). Tackling the complex drivers of health disparities requires a diverse, well-trained scientific workforce and a transdisciplinary framework that cuts across scientific and organizational silos to integrate multiple disciplines– biology, behavioral and social sciences, epidemiology, data science, public health, health services, economics, clinical science, and public policy. It also requires strong collaborations between researchers, community organizations, health service providers, public health agencies, policymakers and other stakeholders to ensure that relevant, contextually appropriate research is conducted and, more importantly, that findings can be translated into sustainable community and system-level changes that promote health equity.
NIH Limited Competition for the NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience Program to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $220,000 direct costs per year for 3 years
Deadline: August 17, 2023
NIDDK’s Short-Term Research Experience to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) program is focused on encouraging the participation of students from diverse backgrounds, including students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, such as individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities to pursue careers in biomedical research. (See NOT-OD-20-031, Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity). The overall STEP-UP program encourages participation through providing research experiences and follow-up mentoring to both high school and undergraduate students, notably this limited competition notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is only for high school students. This program provides students with hands-on research experience early in their academic career and the opportunity to participate in biomedical research in the NIDDK mission areas. This limited competition NOFO is intended to support a coordinating center that will operate a high school program located in one of the following geographic areas where there has been low participation in the STEP-UP program to date in the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri (referred to as Region C).
NIH Field-Deployable, Low-Cost Point-of-Need Approaches and Technologies to Lower the Barriers to Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Diagnosis and Treatment (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit an estimated total of $3M in FY 2024 to fund approximately 5-10 awards
Deadline: November 9, 2023
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encourages Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) proposing research projects for purposefully lowering the barriers for patients to get access and receive substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis and treatment. Applications are encouraged to develop novel point-of-need approaches that integrate with existing clinical workflow while increasing access and affordability, especially in low-resource settings.
NIH Field-Deployable, Low-Cost Point-of-Need Approaches and Technologies to Lower the Barriers to Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Diagnosis and Treatment (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: NIDA intends to commit an estimated total of $3M in FY 2024 to fund approximately 5-10 awards
Deadline: November 10, 2023
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) proposing research projects for purposefully lowering the barriers for patients to get access and receive substance use disorders (SUD) diagnosis and treatment. Applications are encouraged to develop novel point-of-need approaches that integrate with existing clinical workflow while increasing access and affordability, especially in low-resource settings.
RWJF: Addressing Structural Barriers to Economic Inclusion for Children and Families
Amount: Up to $750,000
Deadline: June 21, 2023
Economic inclusion for family wellbeing is one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) central goals and the heartbeat of the Healthy Children and Families (HCF) theme. Evidence reveals a robust causal link between access to economic resources and opportunity for health and wellbeing. The U.S. economy and many systems that families interact with prioritize production and economic growth, excluding some people—particularly Black, Indigenous and immigrant families—from the nation’s shared prosperity based on factors such as participation in the traditional labor market. HCF’s goal is to disrupt current economic paradigms that value production over wellbeing by addressing the structural factors in economic systems, policies, and decisionmaking. We seek efforts to bring a new social contract for children and families to life–one that acknowledges our collective interdependence; the need for shared prosperity; and that all families and children have inherent value and dignity. This call for proposals will create a portfolio of grants addressing structural issues that hinder children and families from thriving in our economy. We are interested in frameworks, ideas, models, or approaches that demonstrate an alternative economic vision that positions families at the center–challenging the idea that the value of families can only be understood in connection to work or production.