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.
NSF Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT)
Deadline: September 14, 2023
Through this new initiative, the Directorate for STEM Education (EDU) and the newly established Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) seek to support experiential learning opportunities for individuals from diverse professional and educational backgrounds that will increase access to, and interest in, career pathways in emerging technology fields (e.g., advanced manufacturing, advanced wireless, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, quantum information science, semiconductors, and microelectronics). As NSF seeks to support the development of technologies in such fields, similar support will be needed to foster and grow a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce to contribute to such innovation.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $1,250,000 direct costs
Deadline: September 26, 2023
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. This NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) is a flexible and specialized program designed to foster the development of neuroscience researchers from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented groups, across the specified career stages. This Neuroscience Diversity R25 initiative will focus on factors that have been shown to affect retention of underrepresented postbaccalaureate, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and junior faculty in neuroscience research. See RFP for details.
NIH Investigator-Initiated Research in Genomics and Health Equity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $500,000 direct costs per year
Deadline: November 8, 2023
The purpose of this initiative is to support investigator-initiated research in genomics and health equity, with the ultimate goal of developing approaches, generating and disseminating data, and implementing metrics or interventions that will advance the equitable use of genomics to improve health in U.S. populations. Awardees will conduct innovative and generalizable research in genomics and health equity spanning across genomic research areas and will incorporate a plan for enhancing diverse perspectives. Applications supporting New or Early Stage Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce, as described in the NIH Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031), are encouraged. See also RFA-HG-23-018.
NIH Investigator-Initiated Research in Genomics and Health Equity (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $200,000 direct costs per year
Deadline: November 8, 2023
The purpose of this initiative is to support investigator-initiated research in genomics and health equity, with the ultimate goal of developing approaches, generating and disseminating data, and implementing metrics or interventions that will advance the equitable use of genomics to improve health in U.S. populations. Awardees will conduct innovative and generalizable research in genomics and health equity spanning across genomic research areas and will incorporate a plan for enhancing diverse perspectives. This R21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Applications supporting New or Early Stage Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce, as described in the NIH Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031), are encouraged. See also RFA-HG-23-017.
OTHER FEDERAL SPONSORS
OJJDP FY 2023 Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in Juvenile Justice
Deadline: July 11, 2023
With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to fund a new Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in Juvenile Justice to assist states and territories to strengthen their compliance with a core requirement of the Formula Grants Program authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. The Center will also more broadly develop and implement comprehensive training and technical assistance that supports state, territorial, Tribal, and community-level efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities among youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
HHS Tribal Long Term Service and Support National Resource Center
Deadline: July 17, 2023
With this announcement, the Office of American Indian, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian Program (OAIANNHP) is proposing to award one new cooperative agreement for a 5-year grant period to fund a National Resource Center on “American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Long-Term Service and Support” (NRCAIANNHLTSS). The national resource center will address the unmet needs of tribal-specific and culturally appropriate LTSS information and guidance to tribes. The outcomes of the FOA will be to; 1) to create a network of navigators through recruitment and training that will assist tribes in the development of appropriate LTSS in response to identified, tribe-specific needs; and 2) based on documented best practices, the resource center will develop a practical and hands on toolkit for tribes to assist in implementing LTSS in their individual tribal communities. Additionally, the resource center will further target its services to the 28 tribes that receive Title VI grants under the OAIANNHP, however it will also have publicly available resources that are accessible to all tribes and organizations that work with the American Indian, Alaskan Native and Hawaiian populations. The resource center will also focus on improving the lives of those served by ACL by supporting the development of tribal-specific LTSS that assist older adults and people with disabilities while also empowering tribes to develop programs that are integrated into their unique culture.
HHS Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity
Deadline: August 1, 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. OMH will facilitate the coordination and collaboration of project activities between the cooperative agreements to support seamless program implementation. Recipients will establish, convene, and manage a joint CIIHE advisory board.
Paralyzed Veterans of America: Research Grants and Fellowships
Amount: $150,000 – $200,000
Deadline: July 5, 2023
From transplanting cells and regenerating damaged nerve fibers to designing adaptive canoe seats, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation supports innovative research and fellowships that improve the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). The grant funds the following categories: Basic Science – laboratory research in the basic sciences to find a cure for SCI/D; Clinical – clinical and functional studies of the medical, psychosocial and economic effects of SCI/D, and interventions to alleviate these effects; Design and Development – of new or improved rehabilitative and assistive technology/devices for people with SCI/D to improve function, which also includes improving the identification, selection and utilization of these devices; and Fellowships – for postdoctoral scientists, clinicians and engineers to encourage training and specialization in the field of spinal cord research.
Johnson & Johnson Innovation: Inflammatory Bowel Disease QuickFire Challenge: Innovating for Health Equity
Amount: Total funding pool available is $250,000
Deadline: July 28, 2023
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, together with Janssen Research & Development, is proud to launch the IBD QuickFire Challenge: Innovating for Health Equity. US-based innovators are invited to submit data-driven research methodologies, tools or technologies that aim to better understand the manifestations of IBD and determinants of health disparity in diverse racial and ethnic communities. Potential solutions should inform or catalyze the crucial next steps needed to develop novel and effective tools and therapies aiming to improve health outcomes in IBD patients from BIPOC communities. The innovator(s) with the best potential solution will receive grant funding from a total pool of up to $250,000, access to the global Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS network, and mentorship from experts across The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies for one year.