Do you need funds for a diversity-related research project? We can help. Research Funding & Development Services tracks a variety of diversity-related research and career development funding opportunities…funds that promote diversity in the research workforce, as well as funds that support research about diversity related issues.
We’ve listed several upcoming funding opportunities below. If you are interested in these or similar opportunities, please contact Research Funding & Development Services. We can help you determine if you are eligible and answer other questions. We can also help you search for other, similar opportunities.
NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Description: The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce. The NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hereby notify all PIs holding any of the NIH research grants (see announcement) that funds are available for administrative supplements to support and recruit students, postdoctoral fellows, and eligible investigators. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project. This program is designed to provide support for research experiences for individuals from the identified groups throughout the continuum from high school to the faculty level. This program is meant to provide extra support on an existing award.
Deadline: Ongoing application process – no set due date. See full announcement for details.
Amount: Direct costs for individual administrative supplements vary from less than $5,000 to more than $75,000 depending on the career level of the candidate (see full announcement for details)
Eligibility: At the time of a supplemental award, the parent grant must have support remaining for a reasonable period (usually two years or more). Applications may be submitted to support high school students, undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate students, post-master’s degree students, graduate students, individuals in postdoctoral training, or faculty members who will participate in the ongoing research project. See full announcement for details.
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
Description: The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color. One fellow will be selected for the 12-month Fellowship. During the year, the Fellow will learn about health reform implementation, minority health, Medicaid, Medicare, and other important health policy issues. At the same time, the Wellstone Fellow will develop an understanding of the tactics and strategies used in state-based consumer health advocacy organizations and will work directly with our network of state consumer health advocates and organizations.
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Amount: $38,000 salary (see full announcement for details)
Eligibility: Candidates seeking consideration for the Wellstone Fellowship must demonstrate an interest in health care policy as a tool for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities and in using organizing and advocacy skills to achieve social change. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to contributing to social justice advocacy following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow.
Pfizer Fellowship in Health Disparities
Description: The sponsor provides a fellowship to support the career development of talented junior researchers in health disparities. Studies of disparities in healthcare consistently demonstrate that racial, ethnic, sexual-orientation, and gender minorities tend to receive a lower quality of healthcare than nonminorities, even when access-related factors, such as social or economic status, income, and individual insurance coverage, are controlled. These disparities are found in a wide range of disease and healthcare categories. Many factors contribute to these disparities in healthcare—for example, genetic factors, as in the higher incidence of hypertension among African-Americans. Institutions interested in this fellowship program must focus their research on the cause for these inequalities and develop solutions to address disparities. Research proposals should be focused on smoking-cessation programs, women’s health/gender medicine, and preventive healthcare to address disparities among populations of different races, ethnicities, or age groups, or between low-income versus high-income populations.
Deadline: February 11, 2011
Amount:$50,000 per year, for two years
Eligibility: Limited Submission at the Departmental Level. The selected fellow must have a doctoral degree and have held a junior faculty position as an instructor, assistant professor, or equivalent junior faculty rank for at least 2 years. They will be employed in a US-based school of medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, pharmacy, or public health. The selected fellow must also be a US citizen or foreign national with permanent US residence.
Limited Submission at the Department Level: Please note this opportunity requires internal coordination since only one application per facility may be submitted. A mentor/sponsor may only endorse one candidate.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Description: The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to improve the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Deadline: April 8, 2011
Amount: Varies, see full announcement
Eligibility: Please see full announcement