Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Chan Zuckerberg Intiative - Science Diversity Leadership Award

Science Diversity Leadership awards from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will recognize the leadership and scientific accomplishments of outstanding early- to mid-career researchers at U.S. universities, medical schools, or nonprofit research institutes who — through their outreach, mentoring, teaching, and leadership — have a record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their scientific fields. They will have made significant research contributions to the biomedical sciences, show promise for continuing scientific achievement, and demonstrate leadership in efforts to diversify the sciences. Principal Investigators and laboratory staff who are leading projects supported by these grants will participate in annual in-person meetings and online webinars organized by CZI and will be connected to national and international scientific leaders through CZI convenings.

Deadline: May 19, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

The Principal Investigator must be someone who:

1. Performs research relevant to the biomedical sciences and holds an M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D./Ph.D., DDM, DVM, or equivalent degree;

2. Leads an independent research laboratory — defined as having control of its budget, grants, and space — in a university, medical school, or nonprofit research institution in the U.S. or a U.S. territory; and

3. Started their first independent laboratory no earlier than January 1, 2012.

The grantee institution must agree to the requirements described in the CZI Institutional Approval Form and must sign the form as part of the application process. Applications may be submitted by U.S. and U.S. territory nonprofit organizations, public and private institutions such as colleges, universities or hospitals, and eligible agencies of federal, state, or local government. For-profit organizations are not eligible. Grants will be awarded to institutions, not individuals. Grants will either be funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation (CZIF) or recommended for funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donor-Advised Fund (CZI DAF) at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF).

Amount Description

A grant of $1.15 million total costs will be disbursed by CZI over a five-year period ($230,000 total costs per year, inclusive of 15 percent for indirect costs/overhead) to the institution that employs the Principal Investigator who leads the project. Direct costs ($200,000 per year) can be used to support both the research of the Principal Investigator and their outreach, mentoring, and teaching activities.

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