Diversity Grants & Opportunities

The School of Medicine Office for Diversity wants  Faculty, Residents and Students to be apprised of Diverse Opportunities, with regard to scholarships and awards. GrantsOpps Check back here, regularly, for updates about deadlines and requirements.
Our goal is to be involved throughout the application process in order to provide feedback, ensure completeness and competitiveness, as well as endorse qualified candidates.


NIH Funding Opportunities

Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01)
(PA-17-041)

Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R21)
(PA-17-042)

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01)
(PA-17-043)

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21)
(PA-17-044)

Aging Biology Research to Address Health Disparities (Admin Supp)
(PA-17-164)

All of Us Research Program
Diverse community support vital for a cohort program reflective of the U.S. population.

Alzheimer’s-related Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) (P30)
(RFA-AG-18-002)

NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)
(RFA-MD-17-005)

NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)
(PAR-17-069)

Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)
(PAR-17-025)

Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)
(PA-17-021)

Engaging Youth and Young Adults from Health Disparity Populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade (R01)
(RFA-MD-16-003)

Exploratory/Developmental Surgical Disparities Research (R21)
(PAR-16-392)

Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R21)
(PA-17-288)

Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R01)
(PA-17-289)

NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education (R25)
(PAR-17-290)

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award
(RFA-NS-17-009)

NCI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K23)
(PAR-16-399)

NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08)
(PAR-16-400)

NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01)
(PAR-16-401)

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21)
(PA-17-117)

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01)
(PA-17-118)

Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (P30)
(RFA-AG-18-003)

Resource Centers for Minority Aging (RCMAR) Coordinating Center (R24)
(RFA-AG-18-004)

Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp)
(PA-17-165)

Surgical Disparities Research (R01)
(PAR-16-391)


AAMC Meetings

Mid-Career Minority Faculty Seminar
June 15-17, 2017
AAMC Learning Center/Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.

Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
July 15-18, 2017
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Wash.

Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar
September 7-10, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Fla.

Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Conference
December 2-5, 2017
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


The Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship

The Reider/Otis Scholarship will provide a one time gift of $5,000 to an LGBTQ student or to students who have demonstrated a willingness to advance the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Available for undergraduate or graduate students, excluding first years, who attend the University of Virginia on a full time basis, this scholarship can be applied for, or you may nominate a candidate who is also willing to apply.


The John Herring Scholarship for Social Awareness

The Herring Scholarship seeks to award $5,000 to a current undergraduate or graduate student of any year who demonstrates leadership, citizenship, and fellowship and has actively supported, through volunteerism and advocacy, the LGBTQ Center at the University of Virginia. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University are invited to submit nominations.


The Peter L. Page Scholarship and Grant

The Peter Page Scholarship provides $10,000 in scholarship funds to highly-motivated gay male students. This merit scholarship is available for incoming first-year students who will attend the University of Virginia on a full-time basis. Decisions are based on the students’ academic achievements, essays, recommendations, extracurricular activities, and awards demonstrating exceptional commitment to bettering the LGBT community. The Peter Page Scholarship also provides grants to highly-motivated gay male students with financial need. Current undergraduate or graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full-time basis can apply for a one-year grant. Decisions will be based on academic achievements, financial need, essays, extracurricular activities, and awards demonstrating exceptional commitment to bettering LGBT community at UVa and beyond. Recipients can apply for the grant again the following year. The Serpentine Society will work with the UVa Financial Aid Office to determine the amount that each individual student shall receive.


The V. Shamim Sisson Ally of the Year Award

The V. Shamim Sisson Ally of the Year Award seeks to recognize a member of the U.Va. community who has gone above and beyond in their daily life in supporting the LGBTQ community, furthering the rights and acceptance of queer-identified individuals at the University of Virginia and beyond. Understanding that allies come in many shapes and sizes and with varying access to resources, we encourage and welcome student, faculty, staff, and alumni nominees. This award brings necessary attention to the important role that allies play in the fight for equality, social justice, and the acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The V. Shamim Sisson Ally of the Year Award is presented during The Annual Serpentine Society Fall Weekend.