Diversity Grants & Opportunities

 The School of Medicine Office for Diversity wants  Faculty, Residents and Students to be apprised of Diverse Opportunities, with regard to development, 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.


2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University of Virginia Health System Award 

Nominations are due by 4 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017

2018 MLK Award Nomination Form
Please provide a letter of support explaining why the above nominee should be considered as the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University of Virginia Health System Award,
highlighting the individual’s leadership in cultural competence, health care disparities, or fostering an environment of inclusiveness.

Please submit all nomination materials to:
Judy Pointer
Office for Diversity
PO Box 800230, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
Phone: 434-924-1867
Email: jjp5s@virginia.edu

About the Award
Established in 2013, Dr. Martin Luther King University of Virginia Health System Award is presented annually to a student, faculty or staff member of the Health System who embodies Dr. Martin Luther King’s values and teachings, in cultural competence, health care disparities, or fostering an environment of inclusiveness, in accordance with the institution’s mission and values.

Criteria

  • The nominee/recipient must be a current student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Virginia Health System (Medical Center, School of Medicine or School of Nursing).
  • The nominee/recipient must have demonstrated a deep commitment and distinct passion for diversity at the Health System.
  • The nominee/recipient must exemplify leadership in cultural competence, health care disparities, or fostering an environment of inclusiveness.

Selection Committee
The selection committee for the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King University of Virginia Health System Award will include the following voting members:

  • Marcus Martin, MD; Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
  • Greg Townsend, MD; Associate Dean for Diversity, School of Medicine
  • Susan Kools, Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion School of Nursing
  • Mildred Best, M.Div., MSS, BCC; Director, Chaplaincy Services and Pastoral Education, Health System
  • Judy Pointer, MEd; Program Manager, SOM Office for Diversity
  • Leah Beard, Manager, SOM Office for Diversity
  • Kimberley Barker, Emerging Technologies & Digital Initiatives Librarian

Nomination Process
Any student, faculty or staff member of the University of Virginia Health System is eligible for nomination, according to the above criteria. In addition to the nomination form, the committee requires a letter of support describing how the nominee has exemplified the award-related criteria.

Past Award Recipients
2013 – Pamela Ross, MD
2014 – Michael Moxley, MD
2015 – Dorrie Fontaine, PH.D, RN
2016 – Joel G. Anderson, PhD, HTP; Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
2017- Fern Hauck, MD, MS and Charles Lewis

 


AAMC Meetings

 

Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) Professional Development Conference
May 31-June 3, 2018
Omni Royal Orleans, New Orleans, La.

Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar
June 14-16, 2018
AAMC Learning Center, Washington, D.C.

Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development
July 21-24, 2018
The Westin Westminster Denver- Boulder, Westminster, Colo.

Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
September 13-16, 2018
The Camby Hotel, Phoenix, Ariz.

Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 2-6, 2018
Austin, Texas


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)

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PA-18-284)

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PA-18-285)

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

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

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

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)

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)

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)
(RFA-NS-18-007)

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)

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

NIDDK Partnerships with Professional Societies to Enhance Scientific Workforce Diversity and Promote Scientific Leadership (R25)
(RFA-DK-17-015)

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)


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.