Coordination Center for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits a single five-year grant application from eligible institutions/organizations to serve as the Coordination Center (CC) for the Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Summer Institutes (SIs). This FOA runs in parallel with a separate FOA that solicits applications for the PRIDE SIs (described in detail in RFA-HL-19-002). PRIDE SIs are designed to provide research education experiences that enable junior faculty who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (as defined by NOT-OD-18-122) to further develop their research skills and knowledge to become competitive NIH grants applicants and scientists.

The purpose of the CC is to provide programmatic support for the PRIDE program overall and to complement the activities of the SI programs as follows:

Facilitate outreach, participant recruitment, candidate screening, and program-wide organization

Support and assist with the identification and orientation of SI program mentors

Support matriculants' research education experiences through webinar and in-person learning activities

Administrate and facilitate equitable distribution of research- related resources and opportunities

Facilitate coordination of research education and evaluation activities between the SI awardees, enrolled participants, and the NHLBI

Develop and facilitate orientation and other skill development activities for mentors

Support mentoring of program participants by assisting the SIs with the formation of participants' mentorship committees

Conduct cross-site and cross-program evaluations, including use of data from previous PRIDE cohorts to document program accomplishments, trends and trajectories.

In addition, the CC also plans, arranges, and facilitates the program-wide PRIDE annual meetings, the monthly steering committee meetings, and other PD/PI meetings for the program overall as needed. To be competitive for review, applicants should provide strong evidence of expertise in program administration, program coordination and program evaluation.

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): March 6, 2018
  • Application Due Date(s): April 6, 2018
RFA-HL-19-001 Expiration Date April 7, 2018

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Amount Description

Application budgets may not exceed direct costs of $320,000 per year in fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

The maximum project period is 5 years.  

    Funding Type





    Curriculum Development
    Environmental & Life Sciences
    Medical - Basic Science
    Medical - Clinical Science
    Medical - Translational
    Social Sciences

    External Deadline

    April 6, 2018