Office of Research
Coordination Center for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (R01)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications from institutions/organizations to serve as the Coordination Center (CC) for the Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE). This FOA runs parallel with a separate FOA that solicits applications for eight Summer Institutes (See RFA-HL-14-021). The Summer Institutes are designed to enable junior faculty and postdoctoral scientists transitioning into academic faculty positions, from underrepresented backgrounds, to further develop their research skills and knowledge to enhance their career development as faculty members and scientists.
The purpose of the CC is to support and complement the activities of the Summer Institutes as they enhance the development of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.
The primary tasks of the CC will be to:
- facilitate outreach, participant recruitment, candidate selection, program-wide organization, and assist with identification and orientation of mentors;
- support research experiences through webinar and in person learning activities and;
- facilitate coordination of the education and evaluation activities between the Summer Institute awardees, Summer Institutes participants and the NHLBI;
- develop orientation and facilitate skills development activities for mentors
- support the mentoring of program participants by assisting the Summer Institutes with the formation of participants' mentorship committees;
- conduct cross-site and cross-program evaluations.
In addition, the CC will plan, arrange, support, and facilitate the Annual Program-wide Meetings, Steering Committee meetings, and other PD/PI meetings for the PRIDE program. The CC application should evidence expertise in both program evaluation and program coordination.
Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM Thursday, February 6, 2014. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 3/13/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 3/6/14 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.
Inquiries and Contact Information
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at email@example.com.