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.


 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholars

Applications are now open for the 2017 cohort of Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholars. This program works to increase diversity among medical, nursing, and dentistry faculty.   Up to 10 selected program scholars are eligible for:

·        A four-year postdoctoral award of up to $420,000
·        An annual stipend of $75,000
·        An annual grant of $30,000 to support research
·        Additional awards available through partnership organizations

Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—and a desire to build a Culture of Health in America—the Harold Amos program acts on the belief that an ever-changing health care landscape requires capable, diverse leadership. We strongly encourage applicants from “historically disadvantaged backgrounds,” which refers to challenges individuals may have faced because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical, learning or other disability, or who are first-generation college graduates.


AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Award

The AAMC is soliciting nominations for its annual Herbert W. Nickens Awards! These awards honor individuals who advance the educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. We encourage you to disseminate this call for nominations and consider colleagues and students for these awards. The new nomination deadline is April 7, 2017.

HERBERT W. NICKENS AWARD
The Herbert W. Nickens Award is granted annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health equity in the United States. The recipient receives a crystal award and $10,000 prize. Nominees may come from the fields of medicine, dentistry, education, law, nursing, public health, or social and behavioral sciences. Click here to learn more.

HERBERT W. NICKENS FACULTY FELLOWSHIP
The Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship is granted annually to an outstanding junior faculty member who demonstrates leadership potential in addressing inequity in medical education and health care and is committed to a career in academic medicine. The recipient receives a $15,000 grant to support project preformed in the United States. Click here to learn more.

HERBERT W. NICKENS MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships are granted annually to five outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship. Click here to learn more.


AGA Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship

Total Award Amount: $5,000
Term: 1 year
Eligible Categories: Student Award
This fellowship provides 10 awards at $5,000 for underrepresented minority undergraduate and medical school students to perform eight to 10 weeks of research related to digestive diseases or nutrition. Highly qualified students will travel out of state to work with top investigators in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. The award amount includes housing, travel and a stipend.

 Eligibility

  • Underrepresented minority (URM) students from accredited U.S. Institutions may apply. Eligible candidates will include African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives and Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.
  • Candidates may not hold similar salary support awards from other agencies (e.g. American Liver Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, etc.).
  • This award is not intended to provide salary support for laboratory technicians.
  • Past recipients of the AGA Student Research Fellowship Award may reapply for continuous funding provided a scientific progress report was submitted for the previous project and other eligibility requirements are met.

Requirements

  • Award recipient must secure his/her housing for the duration of the fellowship.
  • A scientific progress report is required upon completion of the fellowship.
  • Award recipients are required to acknowledge the AGA Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R25DK096968) in all testimonials publications, abstracts and/or presentations that result from the award.
  • Recipients of this award will be recognized at the Researcher Recognition Celebration during DDW.

NIH Funding Opportunities

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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


AAMC Meetings

Inspiring Intersections: A Call to Collaborate, Challenge, and Change
A Summit Sponsored by the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)
May 4-7, 2017
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, Calif.

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.