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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 Clinical-Community Linkages to Address Social Needs and Social Conditions to Advance Health Equity among Populations Experiencing Health Disparities: The Bridge-to-Care Initiative (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Amount: NINR intends to commit $4 million in FY 2023 to fund 4-6 awards.
Deadline: May 1, 2023

Care delivery, in which a patient’s health is viewed apart from their social context, must be reimagined to make meaningful improvements in health, eliminate health disparities, and advance health equity. The purpose of the Bridge-to-Care initiative is to promote research that links clinical care with community resources to address the social circumstances and conditions that limit the optimization of health. More specifically, this funding opportunity invites intervention research studies that leverage healthcare-community partnerships to address individuals’ and families’ unmet social needs and communities’ adverse social conditions, with a focus on populations that bear an excess burden of morbidity and mortality.

NIH Advancing Integrated Models (AIM) of Care to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes among Women Who Experience Persistent Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: Anticipated $4 million to fund 4-6 awards
Deadline: May 1, 2023

Disparities in pregnancy outcomes are a public health crisis that requires new insights and solutions. The purpose of this initiative—advancing integrated models (AIM) of care—is to stimulate research to develop or evaluate supportive care models that address healthcare access or healthcare quality, together with structural or social inequities in efforts to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes among racial and ethnic minority women. This includes original intervention research and research evaluating the impact of federal, tribal, state, local, or organizational policies and programs on pregnancy outcomes. Outcomes of interest include morbidity and mortality due to comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, obesity, mental illness), severe maternal morbidity (e.g., cardiomyopathy, embolism, eclampsia), other factors for which risk is markedly elevated during and following the period of pregnancy (e.g., homicide including when involving a firearm, suicide), and health behaviors that increase risk of poor pregnancy outcomes (e.g., diet and dietary behaviors, physical activity, substance use).

NIH Evaluating the Impact of Pandemic Era related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: Anticipated $4 million to fund 4-6 awards
Deadline: May 1, 2023

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to identify and evaluate the ongoing and long-term health impacts of disruptions in food and housing security experienced during the pandemic era and the role of targeted policy and programmatic actions in mitigating those impacts.  For the purposes of this FOA, the pandemic era is defined as the period from 2020 to present, which includes ongoing widespread adverse social, behavioral, and economic disruptions.  This FOA requests applications that propose examinations of how governmental (local, state, tribal, federal) food/nutrition and housing policies and programs aimed at reducing disruptive impacts of the pandemic era, influence health and health equity in individuals, families, and communities from health disparity populations. Health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minority populations (as defined in OMB directive 15), less privileged socioeconomic status (SES) populations, underserved rural populations, sexual and gender minorities (SGM), and any subpopulations that can be characterized by two or more of these descriptions.

NIH Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Amount: $1,400,000 direct costs
Deadline: June 20, 2023

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite R01 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.



The Donaghue Foundation: Another Look 2023 (Research to Improve Health for Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities)
Amount: anticipated $750,000 funds available for 4-5 awards
LOI Deadline: March 27, 2023

This program provides funding for health-related research that has the near term potential to improve health, well-being, and the quality and equity of care in long term care facilities, for adults who are 65 years or older and are long term residents in nursing homes, assisted living, and other congregate care facilities. There are two requirements of the Another Look grant program. The first is that the majority of the data analysis must use already existing datasets rather than new data that is collected for this study. Although existing data must be the primary resource for the proposed analysis, the Another Look grant program will allow researchers to allocate some grant funds to the collection of new data if it will enhance the utility of the project outcomes for improving quality and equity of care. The second requirement is the inclusion of stakeholders from clinical, programmatic, or policy arenas on their project team to help inform the research. Stakeholders are expected to assist in defining the research question and protocols or to work with the researcher to develop products such as infographics, tool kits, or training materials that are based on the research findings and could be used by those stakeholders to improve the quality of care or quality of life for residents in long term care.

American Psychological Foundation: Visionary Grants
Amount: $20,000
Deadline: April 1, 2023

The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged); preventing violence; understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g. wellness, diabetes, obesity); understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and socioeconomic status). Preference will be given to pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas and/or to other settings.

Brady Education Foundation: Research Project and Existing Program Evaluation Grants
Amount: According to scope
Deadline: April 1, 2023; August 1, 2023; December 12, 2023

The Foundation is currently accepting Research Project (RP) proposals and Existing Program Evaluation (EPE) proposals that have the potential to provide data that will inform how to address disparities in educational opportunities associated with race, ethnicity, and family income. Note that there is a two-stage application process (deadlines noted above are for stage 1 proposals).

Terra Foundation: Convening Grants
Amount: typically $10,000 – $25,000
LOI Deadline: April 3, 2023

Recognizing current and historical inequities in the presentations and understandings of American art history, the Terra Foundation encourages convenings that address these disparities and exclusions at institutions worldwide. Grant funding is available for programs that foster exchange and collaboration, such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia. Programs should advance innovative and experimental research and professional practice in American art and address critical issues facing the field. We also welcome requests for convenings intended to inform projects in their early stages, which will benefit from the learning and practice that can be developed through dialogue.

The Donaghue Foundation: Greater Value Portfolio 2023
Amount: $400,000
LOI Deadline: April 4, 2023

In 2023, the Donaghue Foundation’s Greater Value Portfolio grant program will fund research projects for two years with a maximum amount of $400,000 per award for the purpose of advancing promising approaches to achieve a higher-value healthcare system. The goal of this program is to test approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the healthcare they provide to their patients and communities. Investigators conducting research to develop actionable solutions to one or more of these symptoms of low-value healthcare are encouraged to apply to the Greater Value Portfolio program: high and rising healthcare costs: unwarranted variation in prices; racial and ethnic disparities in access, prices, and outcomes; unaffordable cost of care burden on patients and families; unacceptable variation in quality; and/or lack of transparency in both price and outcomes.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science
Amount: varies by track (see RFA for details)
Deadline: May 4, 2023

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. The Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science RFA prioritizes research that produces foundational knowledge about the neurobehavioral differences associated with ASD. These projects are expected to inform or relate to the development and refinement of tools needed for translational efforts, such as biomarkers and outcome measures. Special emphasis is placed on objective, quantitative measures that may be used in conjunction with standardized clinical measures and genomic information to better characterize phenotypic and neurobiological variability within and across individuals with ASD. Three tracks are offered within this RFA solicitation: Explorer, Expansion and Collaboration.