Award / Funder: Lesbian Health Fund / Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Description: The Lesbian Health Fund was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their health care providers about lesbian health issues. LHF’s mission is to improve the health of lesbians and their families through investigation and research. Research goals include: * Determination of rates and risk factors for cancers and other diseases among lesbians * Issues of access to medical care for lesbians * Study of mental health concerns of lesbians and their families * Definition and investigation of lesbian family issues * Methodologic exploration of diversity in the lesbian population.
Deadline: May 15 and October 15

Award / Funder: Exploratory / Developmental Grants and Grants for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities / National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Description: Pilot and feasibility studies, development and testing of new methodologies, secondary data analyses, and innovative mechanistic into the causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities and the interplay of race/ethnicity with cancer biology.
Deadline: November 23, 2010; June 23, 2011; November 23, 2011

Award / Funder: Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21) / National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Description: Invites applications from investigators from diverse populations with interest in research projects focused on the basic biology of cancer. The purpose is to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. This initiative will also provide a bridge to investigators that have completed their training and may need extra time to develop a full RO1 proposal. The NCI expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; to balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; and to increase basic cancer researchers from diverse backgrounds.
Deadline: Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): October 23, 2010; May 23, 2011; October 23, 2011

Award / Funder: Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Ancillary Training Activities / National Institute of Health
Description: Support for conferences, short courses, or other well-defined ancillary training activities to increase the number and competitiveness of students, faculty, and/or researchers from groups underrepresented to succeed in the pursuit of a biomedically related research careers.
Deadline: September 7, 2010; and January 11, 2011

Award / Funder: Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children / National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: This initiative is designed to stimulate research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. For purposes of this initiative, health disparities apply to children who have limited access to resources and privileges that impact their health. As such, this initiative includes a focus on ethnic and racial minority children and populations of underserved children to include: children from low literacy, rural and low-income populations, geographically isolated children, hearing and visually impaired children, physically or mentally disabled children, children of migrant workers, children from immigrant and refugee families, and language minority children.
Deadline: 9/7/2010

Award / Funder: Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) / National Science Foundation
Description: To establish innovative programs to engage undergraduates in a year-round research and mentoring activity. Particular emphasis will be placed on broadening participation of members of groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering.
Deadline: Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: Third Tuesday in September, Annually; Full Proposal Deadline Date:First Tuesday in March, Annually Thereafter

Award / Funder: Diversity Research Education Grants in Neuroscience / National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Description: For educational experiences that will attract, train, and further the career development of underrepresented biomedical scientists (racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds) Objective is to increase recruitment, mentoring, training and retention of diverse researchers in the scientific and technology workforce.
Deadline: September 25, 2010

Award / Funder: Promoting Careers in Aging and Health Disparities Research / National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Description: Support and protected time for individuals committed to a career in health disparities research related to aging and who are members of or knowledgeable about health disparity population groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, the medically underserved, low socioeconomic populations and rural populations).
Deadline: February 12, June 12, October 12 through May 2012

Award / Funder: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research National Institutes of Health / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Description: To encourage institutions to diversify their student and faculty populations and thus to increase the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences such as: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.
Deadline: Applications can be received at any time through September 30, 2011

Award / Funder: “Blindness and Impaired Vision in the Middle East and Africa” Application for Joint Middle East and Africa – U.S. Cooperative Research Grants – U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation
Description: The goal of this grant competition is to facilitate the development of international collaborative research proposals in one or more areas of Blindness and Impaired Vision and to foster high-quality and innovative research and development in the vision field in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions. These grants will provide one-year’s support, with the possibility of a no-cost extension if justified, to research teams of scientists from the selected countries/regions. While not a requirement, collaboration with a U.S. researcher is preferred and strongly encouraged. It is anticipated that the research implemented through these awards will lay the foundation for future grant proposals to the National Eye Institute and other funding agencies that support blindness and impaired vision research around the world.
Deadline: 8/30/2010

Award / Funder: National Institutes of Health – Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R01, R01, R21) — AIDS
Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages the submission of research project grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to: (1) improve the measurement of racial /ethnic discrimination in health care delivery systems through improved instrumentation, data collection, and statistical/analytical techniques; (2) to enhance understanding of the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery and its association with disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes among disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority groups; and (3) to reduce the prevalence of racial/ethnic health disparities through the development of interventions to reduce the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on health care delivery systems in the United States (U.S.)
Deadline: 9/7/2010

Award / Funder: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) – Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health
Description: Health disparities between (1) racial/ethnic populations, (2) lower socioeconomic classes, and (3) rural residents, and the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: (1) public policy, (2) health care, and (3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing health gaps among groups. Proposals that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as system science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: 2010-09-14; 2010-12-11; 2011-01-11

Award / Funder: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Description: Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Radcliffe Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.
Deadline: The deadline for applicants in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is 1 October. The deadline for applicants in natural sciences and mathematics is 15 November.

Award / Funder: Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01) – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce. The NIH expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; to improve the quality of the educational and training environment; to balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; to improve the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical research protocols; and to improve the Nations capacity to address and eliminate health disparities. This FOA issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications to increase the number of highly trained investigators, from diverse backgrounds or who have experienced an interruption in their research careers. It is targeted toward individuals whose basic and clinical research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases in the general and health disparities populations. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the K01 award mechanism and is a continuation of the program named Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01)
Deadline: 10/1/2010

Award / Funder: William A. Hinton Research Training Award – American Society for Microbiology
Description: Honors outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of underrepresented minorities in microbiology. It is given in memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist and one of the first African-Americans to join the ASM. The nominee must contribute to the research training of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or health professional students and efforts leading to the increased participation of underrepresented minorities in microbiology.
Deadline: 10/1/2010


Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program (MUSE)
Description: To expose minority undergraduate university students to the field of medical physics by performing research or assisting with clinical service at a U.S. institutions. Each applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Preference will be made to applicants that have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations and junior level courses in modern physics/quantum mechanics and electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those eligible to live and work in the U.S. Non-citizens and non-permanent residents must provide evidence at the time of application (e.g. visas and permits issued by INS) that they are authorized to work in the USA during the period of the fellowship.
Deadline: Information for 2011 will be available Mid November 2010