Internal Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022, 5pm PT
LOI: December 17, 2022
External Deadline: January 17, 2023
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 6
Anticipated Award Amount: Application institutions may request up to $2,000,000 in direct costs annually. Indirect costs may not be requested.
Who May Serve as PI: The contact PD/PI should be a senior administrative official such as the President, Chancellor, Academic Vice President, or Dean of the applicant institution.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
NIMHD Interest In Diversity
Every facet of the United States scientific research enterprise—from basic laboratory research to clinical and translational research to policy formation–requires superior intellect, creativity and a wide range of skill sets and viewpoints. NIH’s ability to help ensure that the nation remains a global leader in scientific discovery and innovation is dependent upon a pool of highly talented scientists from diverse backgrounds who will help to further NIH’s mission (see NOT-OD-20-031). This funding opportunity provides support for the enhancement of institutional endowments to facilitate the development of research capacity and research education of students from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, and faculty to pursue basic biomedical, behavioral, population, and/or clinical/health services research, including but not limited to research related to minority health and health disparities.
The purpose of the John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Program is to strengthen the research infrastructure and training capacity at eligible institutions of higher education to facilitate minority health and health disparities research and enhance the diversity of the scientific workforce. Specific strategic objectives include: 1) improving the institutional physical infrastructure and research equipment acquisition; 2) developing research-enabling technical expertise; 3) expansion of academic programs; and 4) recruitment of individuals from groups underrepresented in the scientific workforce as potential candidates for open faculty positions. The John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Program does not directly support research projects.
Specific Areas of Interest
Specific activities may be designed to include, but are not limited to:
- Enhancement of facilities through minor renovations and alterations, acquisition of instruments and equipment, or administrative research stewardship
- Development of resources such as faculty-level expertise in research methodology, study design, specialized laboratory techniques, biostatistics, data science, health informatics, research ethics, and/or community-engaged research methods.
- Enhancements to the academic environment through the creation of challenging courses or programs in such topics as research methodology, grant writing course, and health disparities science as additions to the curriculum
- Structured engagement of scientists with communities that fosters participation in minority health and health disparities research
- Implementation of institutional efforts to support individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the scientific workforce
- Recruitment and career development of established scientific faculty with exceptional expertise in the clinical, behavioral, social, and population sciences or facilitate the recruitment of new scientists in these disciplines.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.