Health Equity Grants

As part of the efforts of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion task force, we would like to highlight specific grant opportunities that seek to increase diversity among investigators and support research focused on health equity. 

An internal resource is the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, whose mission is to accelerate clinical and translational research and advance discovery, knowledge and innovation to improve health outcomes across the lifespan and benefit the healthcare and well-being of all our diverse communities. For more information, visit here.

Internal Funding

PRIDE Programs

Programs offered by Washington University to increase diversity among individuals engaged in health-related research.

Mission: Broaden the demographic profile of biomedical research by training junior faculty from under-represented backgrounds and/or with disabilities to advance their scientific careers and be more competitive for external research funding.

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Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Equity

CRE2 offers an expansive portfolio of faculty funding opportunities that support new and ongoing research to advance our understanding of how race, ethnicity, and equity are integral to the most challenging issues of our global past, present, and futures.

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Center for Diabetes Translation Research

The purpose of the WU-CDTR pilot and feasibility program is to promote innovative and transformative research, by investigators new to the field, to advance health equity in diabetes. The pilot and feasibility program focuses on T2-T4 translational research defined as ‘translating interventions and approaches that have demonstrated efficacy into real-world healthcare settings, communities, and diverse populations with an emphasis on reach, sustainability, and potential for widespread implementation’.

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External Funding

NIH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Improving and expanding DEIA efforts are among the highest priorities for the NIEHS Senior Leadership Team. Strong leadership for DEIA is important, but it is equally important that all NIEHS staff work together to bring about real, lasting change throughout our institute and the greater NIH Community. Our goal is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for one another, and to build and maintain a work culture that ensures everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

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Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology

(FLARE) program provides basic science, clinical research trainees, and junior faculty from underrepresented minority communities who have demonstrated achievement in endocrine research. FLARE program components provide structured leadership development and in-depth, hands-on training in topics ranging from grantsmanship to lab management. This program is sponsored by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, formerly known as the Minority Medical Faculty Development Program, was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians, dentists, and nurse-scientists.  Four-year postdoctoral research awards are offered to historically disadvantaged physicians, dentists, and nurses who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background.

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Excellence in Clinical Endocrinology Leadership

The Excellence in Clinical Endocrinology Leadership (ExCEL) program offers comprehensive leadership training and mentorship to early career physicians of communities underrepresented in medicine and science. Whether you are just beginning as an endocrine fellow or navigating the next steps in your career beyond fellowship, the ExCEL program will help you build leadership skills, explore opportunities for advancement, and expand your network of peers and colleagues. 

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AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Advance Health Equity

The purpose of this Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) is to inform the research community of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) interest in receiving health services research grant applications that propose innovative and evidence-based interventions that advance the nation’s goal of achieving equity in the delivery of healthcare services including reducing disparities in quality of care, patient safety, healthcare utilization and access, and ultimately, health outcomes.

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Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Opportunities

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) is a three-year national leadership development program that aims to foster and support new interdisciplinary, action-oriented research collaborations. Achieving health equity—especially for communities of color, those in low socioeconomic positions, and Native populations—is a core value of the program. The aim for the 2022 IRL program is to generate high-quality, community-engaged research useful for dismantling structural racism, improving health, and advancing health equity. There is an urgent need to identify solutions for eliminating and reversing the devastating effects of structural racism.

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Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, with an explicit emphasis on advancing racial equity. We recognize that achieving racial equity is not possible without a focus on the foundational and structural drivers of health, often referred to as the social determinants of health (e.g., housing, education, built environment, economic opportunity, law enforcement, and others). Therefore, we partner with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, and policymakers to develop evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color. 

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Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

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