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Extramural Funding Opportunities in EDI 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.


NSF Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity)
Amount: $5,000,000
Deadline: October 10, 2023

Racial inequities often create barriers to STEM knowledge generation, as well as access to and participation in all aspects of STEM education, research, and the workforce. In ongoing efforts to address these disparities, NSF EDU seeks to support bold, groundbreaking, and potentially transformative projects that contribute to advancing racial equity in STEM education and workforce development through practice and/or fundamental or applied research. Collectively, proposals funded by this solicitation will: (1) substantively contribute to institutionalizing effective research-based practices, policies, and outcomes in STEM environments for those who experience inequities caused by systemic racism and the broader community; (2) advance scholarship and promote racial equity in STEM in ways that expand the array of epistemologies, perspectives, ideas, theoretical and methodological approaches that NSF funds; and (3) further diversify project leadership (PIs and co-PIs) and institutions funded by NSF.


NIH Maintaining and Enriching Environmental Epidemiology Cohorts to Support Scientific and Workforce Diversity (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $250,000 direct costs
Deadline: March 15, 2023

This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits applications to provide support for the maintenance of existing environmental epidemiology cohorts (EECs) and their associated biorepositories; for the collection or development of additional measures including social determinants of health and structural racism; to facilitate enrollment of understudied populations in biomedical research and follow-up of study participants especially during key windows of susceptibility; enrichment of community engagement and outreach or to provide a structure to facilitate broader sharing of data and resources with the scientific community to strengthen workforce diversity in environmental health science and epidemiology and promote greater scientific collaboration. The scope of the application must address a critical research need and strategic interest that aligns with the mission of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

NIH Promoting Viral Suppression among Individuals from Health Disparity Populations Engaged in HIV Care (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Amount: $750,000 direct costs annually
Deadline: April 3, 2023

The objective of this initiative is to further knowledge about “treatment as prevention” strategies to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the US. This initiative will support research projects to test interventions to promote antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, ART adherence, and suppressed viral load for people living with HIV (PLWH) from health disparity populations who live in geographic areas with a high rate of new HIV infections and are engaged in HIV care.

NIH Multi-Level HIV Prevention Interventions for Individuals at the Highest Risk of HIV Infection (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $750,000 direct costs annually
Deadline: April 3, 2023

This initiative will support research projects that test the effectiveness of multi-level interventions to prevent HIV in high-risk health disparity populations or subgroups in one or more geographic areas with a high rate of new HIV infections.

NIH Dissemination and Implementation of Equity-Focused Evidence-Based Interventions in Healthcare Delivery Systems (R18)
Amount: $2,500,000 total costs
Deadline: April 21, 2023

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to seek applications using dissemination and implementation (D&I) science to fill evidence gaps critical to the development, adaption, implementation, and evaluation of equity-focused evidence-based interventions (EFEBIs) to accelerate health equity within healthcare delivery systems. Evidence-based interventions (EBIs) include but are not limited to care practices, processes, guidelines, programs, and policies shown to have effectiveness across multiple ecological levels (individual, interpersonal, health system, community, and societal/policy).

NIH Community Level Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $1,000,000 direct costs annually
Deadline: July 7, 2023 | AIDS deadline: August 9, 2023

This initiative represents the next iteration of the NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) program that was established in 2005. As CBPR methodologies and other forms of community-engaged research approaches have become more common in NIH- and NIMHD-funded projects, the need to have an initiative focused on the CBPR approach rather than specific research questions or topic areas has decreased. Instead, this initiative will emphasize research priorities that can be addressed through community-engaged research approaches and that utilize the NIMHD Research Framework to assess and intervene on health determinants beyond the individual level, at the interpersonal, family, organizational, neighborhood, community, and societal levels. Recommendations generated from the NIMHD Science Visioning process indicated the need for a shift from individual-level and researcher-derived interventions to more community- – derived, structural, multi-level, and multi-sectoral interventions to improve minority health effectively and sustainably and reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. Community-level interventions, in which interventions target determinants associated with the overall community, such as physical, built, or sociocultural environments; resources; or functioning, address many of these identified priorities, and by necessity, require community engagement to develop and/or evaluate them.

NIH Pilot Interventions to Integrate Social Care and Medical Care to Improve Health Equity (R01—Clinical Trial Required)
Amount: $300,000 direct costs per year
Deadline: October 19, 2023

This NIDDK Funding Opportunity Announcement will support pilot and feasibility trials to test interventions that involve screening for and addressing adverse social determinants of health (SDoH), also called social risks, during a health care visit. Patients’ endorsed social needs could be addressed by appropriately referring/navigating patients or caregivers to resources that address these issues at social service organizations located externally or co-located in the healthcare system. The trials will determine 1) feasibility and acceptability of screening for social risks, identifying social needs and implementing referral service linkages (e.g., addressing transportation and housing needs, food insecurity, etc.) within the context of a healthcare visit, and 2) preliminary signals of the intervention’s impact on both the social risk/need(s) and NIDDK disease outcomes. Preliminary data regarding intervention efficacy are not required. The proposed pilot and feasibility clinical trials should lay the foundation for larger clinical trials to integrate social care and medical care and improve health outcomes related to the prevention and/or treatment of diseases within the mission of NIDDK. It is expected that these pilot studies will begin to delineate promising practices for future equitable and effective “real world” implementation of social and medical care integration. The overarching goal of this FOA is to develop pragmatic approaches that can be used in health care settings to reduce health disparities in diseases within the mission of NIDDK and achieve health equity, especially among individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups, rural populations, sexual and gender minority groups, and other socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved communities.

NIH Research Coordinating Center on the Exposome and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD): Elucidating the Role of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health in AD/ADRD Etiology and Disparities (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Amount: $5,000,000 total costs per year
Deadline: September 27, 2023

In response to Congressional report language “recogniz[ing] the importance of mechanistic research to address ADRD disparities, including the social and contextual factors that contribute to increased risk for disease,” this FOA invites applications that propose to establish a national AD/ADRD Exposome Coordinating Center, which henceforth will be referred to as “the CC.” The CC will serve as a centralized hub for accessing, harmonizing, linking, and sharing environmental contextual data and individual exposure data with NIA/NIH-funded projects that hold potential for advancing the understanding of links between life course exposures and AD/ADRD risk and resilience, as well as disparities in AD/ADRD across populations.


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Historical Research on the Practices and Institutions of Social and Natural Science
Amount: $75,000-$250,000
Deadline (LOI): March 16, 2023

Through this Call for Letters of Inquiry, the Sloan Foundation is focused on advancing historical scholarship on the practices and institutions of natural and social science, engineering, and technology in order to better understand and strengthen the research enterprise. Themes of interest include but are not limited to: the changing nature of interdisciplinary research and collaborative team structures; the role of instrumentation, data, and computational tools within and across disciplines; the changing nature of research organizations; the formation and development of professional societies, conferences, and scholarly communication systems; the establishment and evolution of fellowship and training programs; and the formation and development of research funding agencies. These themes are directly related to some of the Foundation’s current programmatic and strategic interests. Cutting across all topics and thematic areas is an interest in examining issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and illuminating the role played by under-represented scholars and perspectives in the advancement and development of these areas.

GROWING JUSTICE: The Fund for Equitable Good Food Procurement
Amount: $50,000-$250,000
Deadline: March 16, 2023

GROWING JUSTICE aims to invest in efforts to solidify the leadership, dignity and power of Tribal, Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian and immigrant people to identify and drive solutions that expand the market for good food from locally or regionally owned, and environmentally and economically sustainable farms, ranches, fisheries and food businesses. GROWING JUSTICE provides primary support to BIPOC-led and BIPOC-allied community- and community-based organizations, Tribal nations and their instrumentalities that are actively engaged in the food value chain and committed to transforming the food system through equitable good food procurement. Large institutions (such as agencies and schools) and organizations engaged in food procurement that seek support from GROWING JUSTICE are encouraged enter into partnerships with BIPOC-led and BIPOC-allied community organizations, Tribal nations and their instrumentalities that are committed to serving as the project lead. Vision- and values-aligned small businesses and other social enterprises working to advance equitable good food procurement are welcome to apply for GROWING JUSTICE grants via a 501c3 nonprofit fiscal sponsor.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Sloan Centers for Systemic Change
Amount: $250,000
Deadline (Pre-proposal): May 5, 2023

The Sloan Foundation will award seed grants of up to $250,000 to U.S. STEM doctoral programs advancing systemic change to dramatically increase diversity, foster inclusion, and close equity gaps, with the potential for large-scale, long-term investment to follow.