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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: Diversity Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Analysis

To address organizational DEI objectives, the Office of Research and Development (ORD) is soliciting applications for an assessment of the current activities related to VA-funded research involving racial and ethnic minorities. A comprehensive examination of these DEI research activities will provide valuable information in developing ORD strategies that will improve and expand: 1) a diverse scientific workforce through training and funding opportunities, 2) research focused on minority health and reducing health disparities, and 3) a culture of inclusion within ORD.

Applicants can request up to $350,000 to support a project coordinator, health science specialist, and personnel or contracts to facilitate data collection and analysis. Applications must be submitted to the mailbox with the subject line " Diversity Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Analysis" by August 30, 2022. Please see the funding opportunity announcement for application details.

VA ORD Research Supplements to Promote Diversity

ORD has announced an opportunity for VA medical facilities with current ORD-funded research programs to request supplementary funds to promote diversity in their workforce.

Download: Webinar Slides, Video transcript, Mentored DEI Supplement (VA network access only), Collaborative Supplement (VA network access only), FAQ

See also: VA QUERI Advance Diversity in Implementation Leadership (ADIL) initiative

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