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 Dear Colleague Letter: Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Research Experience for Graduates (REG) and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements to support students from Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges
Deadline: April 14, 2023
To advance educational opportunities for students at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges, the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) program in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) invites researchers holding existing NSF awards from the HEGS program to request a Research Experience for Graduates (REG) or Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) supplement. The purpose of these supplements is to provide students with opportunities to gain meaningful research experience as collaborators on funded projects. Any current HEGS awardee is eligible to apply, but the students whose work will be supported by the supplemental funding should be students at a Minority Serving Institution or community college. Requests for REG and REU supplemental funding to support students from Minority Serving Institutions or community colleges are requested to be submitted by COB submitter’s local time on April 14, 2023, to allow adequate time for processing. Supplemental funding requests may also be accepted at other times of the year with the prior approval of a HEGS program officer.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
NIH NIA Expanding Research in AD/ADRD (ERA) Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $2,000,000 direct costs
Deadline: May 24, 2023
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences. This FOA invites R25 applications to support the development and implementation of research education programs for recent baccalaureates from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. It is essential to expand and diversify the skilled Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) research workforce and provide exposure to AD/ADRD research to individuals early in their careers. The proposed research education programs will support intensive research experiences in the AD/ADRD field with the goal of preparing recent baccalaureates to transition into strong, research-focused advanced degree programs or competitive private sector research careers in AD-related disciplines.
NIH NIA Expanding Research in AD/ADRD (ERA) Summer Research Education Program (R25 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $1,000,000 direct costs
Deadline: May 24, 2023
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences. This FOA invites R25 applications to support the development and implementation of summer research education programs for high school students, undergraduates, or science teachers from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. It is essential to expand and diversify the skilled Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (ADRD) research workforce and provide exposure to AD/ADRD research to individuals early in their careers. The proposed research education programs will support intensive summer research experiences in the AD/ADRD field with the goal of exposing participants to AD/ADRD research and encourage further study or participation in biomedical research.
NIH Entry-Level Modules (ELM) for Training the Genomics Research Workforce (R25-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $550,000 direct costs
Deadline: June 1, 2023
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development. The purpose of this PAR is to develop, implement, and evaluate modules of genomics-related curriculum for the entry-level biomedical research workforce by supporting lead sites teamed with partner sites, such as community, technical, or tribal colleges. Comparison of the demographics of the entry-level research workforce shows that it is composed of a much higher percentage of individuals from underrepresented populations than in traditional disciplines of the genomics workforce, such as genetic counseling and medical genetics. Historically, NIH’s training efforts have focused on the baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels. NHGRI’s 2020 Strategic Vision acknowledges the need to enhance genomic literacy at all career stages.
NIH Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: according to scope
Deadline: June 5, 2023 | AIDS Deadline: September 7, 2023 (Standard Due Dates)
The NIH Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) Program’s overarching goal is to enhance the breadth and geographical location of research and research-related activities supported by NIH. The ReWARD program provides support for the health-related research of scientists who are making a significant contribution to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and who have no current NIH research project grant funding. The ReWARD program provides funding for both the scientific research and the DEIA activities of investigators. The grant will support scientific research in areas related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and ongoing DEIA activities focused on enhancing diversity in the biomedical research enterprise within the United States and territories.
NIH Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: June 20, 2023
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite R21 applications on chronic conditions understudied among women and/or that disproportionately affect populations of women who are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported in biomedical Research should align with Goal 1 of the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research “Advancing Science for the Health of Women.” The awards under this NOFO will be administered by NIH ICs using funds that have been made available through the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the scientific partnering Institutes and Centers across NIH.
NIH Effectiveness and Implementation Research for Post-Acute Interventions to Optimize Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $450,000 direct costs
Deadline: June 21, 2023
There is evidence of the efficacy of post-acute psychosocial interventions in treating adults with schizophrenia, depression, and other common mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs; see World Bank designations for fiscal year 2023). There is also evidence of efficacy for adults with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in humanitarian settings and children with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, and PTSD. Despite this, access to these long-term psychosocial interventions and ongoing pharmacological management continue to be pervasively unavailable and inaccessible in most low- and middle-income countries. Given the evidence of efficacy, it is pertinent to advance the science facilitating the implementation, scaling-up, sustainable availability, and accessibility of long-term care in low- and middle-income countries. This NOFO aims to support developmental research projects to assess the effectiveness and implementation of therapeutic and services interventions for the post-acute phase management of mental health conditions affecting children, youth, adults, and older adults in LMICs. Pilot clinical trials may assess such facilitators and barriers, whereas non-clinical trials may derive these from novel secondary data analytic approaches. The potential for reciprocal learning will be considered an added value.
WorkRise: Building Actionable Insights to Advance Worker Mobility
Amount: Up to $500,000
LOI Deadline: April 7, 2023
WorkRise is pleased to announce its 2023 request for proposals (RFP) for research projects and pilots that build actionable insights for improving US labor market practices and policies. WorkRise anticipates that up to $3 million in awards will be made pursuant to this RFP. WorkRise funds scholars and practitioners on the frontiers of understanding and improving economic mobility in the US labor force, particularly for Black workers and other historically disadvantaged segments of the labor force. We strongly encourage projects that build meaningful engagements and partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups—workers, employers, organizers, community organizations and institutions, and public agencies at a local, state, and national level—to inform research designs, test approaches, disseminate findings, and build trust and consensus around findings. Collaborations that build the capacities of diverse scholars from less-resourced and traditionally underrepresented institutions will be received with particular interest.
WITH Foundation: Grants Program
Amount: typically $30,000-$50,000
LOI Deadline: April 14, 2023
WITH Foundation was created to provide financial support to organizations that promote comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities. All grant applications should complement this mission and demonstrate how they will accomplish this overarching goal.
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
Amount: Up to $600,000
Deadline: May 3, 2023
This program supports research to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We prioritize studies that aim to reduce inequalities that exist along dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins. We welcome descriptive studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice operates to reduce inequality. We also welcome intervention studies that examine attempts to reduce inequality. Finally, we welcome studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that can enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policymakers. While we value research on the causes and consequences of inequality, we do not fund this work. Instead, we support research that informs or examines a policy, program, or practice response that can be implemented through an organization, institution, or system.
Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation: Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials: Career Development Award (Winn CDA)
Amount: Awards are $120K/year for 2 years to garner at least 40% of the participant’s time for program participation during the award period.
Deadline: May 12, 2023
The goal of the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials: Career Development Award (Winn CDA) is to increase the diversity of patients enrolled in clinical trials, and ultimately to enhance the development of therapeutics for all populations. The program collaborates with communities to facilitate an approach to clinical and translational research that is community-informed, designed, and conducted. It provides emerging investigators the sponsorship, support, and tools they need to conduct clinical trials that will yield new treatments effective in all populations.