As one component of a broad, trans-NIH strategy to address the need to promote diversity in the biomedical research workforce, the Common Fund has established the “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program. This program is envisioned as a national collaborative through which awardees institutions, in partnership with the NIH, will develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to improve institutional capacity to engage individuals from diverse backgrounds and help them prepare for and succeed in biomedical research careers. It provides the opportunity for transformation of the biomedical research workforce through institution-wide and eventually nationwide implementation of successful training and mentoring strategies. The overarching goal is to enhance the NIH mission through a more diverse and robust workforce, attracting talented individuals from all population sectors.
NEW! BUILD and NRMN Planning Grant Awards Announced!
The NIH has announced the first awards for the “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program. These awards are planning grants for the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) and National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) initiatives. To read more about these awards, please visit the Funded Research page.
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In the News.....
- Biomedical Research: Strength in Diversity (in Science)
- NIH Press Release:
- Rock Talk blog:
- Francis Collins: Changes at the NIH (in Nature)
- NIH tackles major workforce issues (in Nature)
- NIH launches effort to boost diversity (in Science)
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The NIH has published three new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for the "Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce" program.
To read FOAs for BUILD, NRMN, and CEC, please visit Funding Opportunities.
Read the press release here.
Read Frequently Asked Questions for this program.
Read the "Program Insights" newsletter archives.
NEW! Technical assistance webinar resources!
View recordings of the webinar and download the webinar slides using the links below. BUILD, NRMN, and CEC are highly integrated; therefore, we encourage potential applicants to be familiar with all three initiatives, as well as the overall program goals discussed in the background section.
For questions about the closed-caption text of the videos, please email BUILDNRMNCEC@nih.gov.
The NIH has launched an online discussion forum to stimulate conversations about novel and creative strategies needed to engage a diverse student pool in the early phases of biomedical research training, sustain their interest, and enable success at each career phase.
Join the conversation here!