September 27, 2023
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) solicits nominations for its Bettie J. Graham Leadership Award for Enhancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Genomics Workforce. The NHGRI Genomics Workforce DEIA Awards Program was developed to recognize NHGRI extramural investigators who are making a sustained and substantial contribution to enhancing DEIA in the human genomics workforce (e.g., increase the diversity of researchers, provide and create career development opportunities, promote an inclusive work environment and ensure access to resources within their organization). Two honorific, non-monetary awards of recognition will be given each year to honor an Early Stage investigator and an Established Investigator who have made significant influence on enhancing DEIA in the genomics workforce.
2023 Award Details
This Notice is a reissue of NOT-HG-22-014. Two honorific awards of recognition will be offered to one individual in each of the two award categories. The awardee(s) will be invited to and acknowledged during the May 20, 2024 open session of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research meeting and will be offered the opportunity to present their research and accomplishments towards enhancing diversity in the genomic workforce including equity, inclusion, and accessibility of the genomics workforce during the meeting.
The nomination package may be submitted by the nominee or a nominees mentor or colleague. Before submitting the nomination for the ESI award, the ESI researcher must confirm that their ESI status is correctly marked in their eRA Commons (https://era.nih.gov/) profile. If the status is incorrect, the nominee should contact the NIH eRA Service Desk (https://grants.nih.gov/support/index.html) to resolve the issue before submitting a nomination.
Nomination packages must be submitted in a single PDF file that includes:
Compile the above elements into a single PDF file, attach the PDF to an email, and send it to NHGRI_DEIA@nih.gov with the subject line Nomination for the 2023 NHGRIs Outstanding Award for Enhancing DEIA in the Genomics Workforce. The nomination package should be received by NHGRI no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 22, 2023.
Review and Selection Process
The nominations will be assessed on: (1) the innovation and excellence of the methods, approaches, etc. used to enhance DEIA in the genomics workforce, (2) the impact on DEIA the field of human genomics, and (3) demonstrated success of the nominees efforts, as appropriate, for the career level of the nominee.
A review panel composed of NHGRI staff with relevant expertise will be assembled. This panel will review the nomination packages for the nominee in each of the two categories. The NHGRI Director and senior leadership staff will review the recommendations and select a final awardee for each of the two categories.
Final decisions will be made in March 2024 and all nominees will be notified by March 4, 2024 of their status.
NHGRI has generated a document of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (https://www.genome.gov/TIDHE/Outstanding-Award-for-Enhancing-DEIA-in-the-Genomics-Workforce). This FAQ may be updated with additional questions and answers without additional notice.
Lucia A. Hindorff, Ph.D.
Training, Diversity and Health Equity (TiDHE) Office
National Human Genome Research Institute