April 1, 2021

NIH funding for research on impact of structural racism on biomedical career progression

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has issued two notices of special interest (NOSIs) to study and/or address the impacts of structural racism and discrimination on biomedical career progression. NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacity throughout the country.  Many NIGMS training and capacity building programs focus on enhancing diversity in the biomedical research workforce through greater opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented populations and underserved regions

The first NOSI includes three funding mechanisms to support research aimed at promoting and enhancing inclusive, safe, and supportive research environments. This Notice applies to due dates on or after May 17, 2021 and subsequent due dates through October 4, 2022.

The second NOSI calls for applications to create training modules that impact individuals from a broad range of scientific disciplines and career stages and cover material not typically taught as part of current institutional coursework. The modules can take many different formats and approaches and should be timely, informative, engaging, easily accessible, and free to everyone. Applications must specify the skills and knowledge that will be gained by the audience and how the module will help the audience address the structures and ways of thinking that are barriers to success. The due date is June 18, 2021.

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