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Funding & Recognition Opportunities

Grants, awards and other recognition opportunities with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. This page is updated regularly, so be sure to check back for new postings!

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Evidence for Action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. This funding is focused on studies about upstream causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals’ options and behaviors. Research should center on the needs and experiences of communities exhibiting the greatest health burdens and be motivated by real-world priorities. It should be able to inform a specific course of action and/or establish beneficial practices, not stop at characterizing or documenting the extent of a problem.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Additional DEI Opportunities

Additional opportunities to get involved with diversity, equity and inclusion at UNC Lineberger and our community. This page is updated regularly, so be sure to check back for new postings!

PROMISE study seeking racially/ethnically underrepresented MD, PhD, MD/PHD, or DO Assistant Professors for peer group mentoring research

UNC is part of a national effort, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Program Consortium, to identify best mentoring practices for scientists underrepresented in biomedical research. The goal of the PROMISE study is to enhance scholarly output of scientists underrepresented in biomedical research. Participants can earn up to $500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainings/DEI Certificate Program

The DEI Certificate Program is a new initiative from the SOM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in support of the 2019 SOM Strategic Plan to foster an inclusive workplace environment. The program’s curriculum offers workshops and trainings designed to broaden awareness about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics among the SOM faculty/staff and deepen engagement with and between individuals in the SOM at all levels – from patients to leadership. The workshops offered accepted as part of the certificate program address a broad array of DEI topics, including those related to race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, culture and religion, socioeconomic status, and more.

To earn the SOM DEI Certificate, program participants must complete six approved DEI offerings (two required and four elective workshops). Workshops will be offered on a regular basis and we anticipate that it will take at least 3 semesters to complete the certificate requirements.

Existing UNC programs that could be leveraged to recruit more diverse trainees and faculty: