Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for ‘Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research’ (PRIDE) Coordinating Center (U24)

Notice Number: NOT-HL-17-528

Key Dates
Release Date:   July 21, 2017

Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: December 2017
First Estimated Application Due Date: March 2018
Earliest Estimated Award Date: Winter 2018
Earliest Estimated Start Date: Winter/Spring 2018

Related Announcements

Issued by
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for a Coordinating Center (CC) to support the Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (PRIDE). The PRIDE CC will provide programmatic support to the PRIDE Summer Institutes (R25) whose goal is to enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce through provision of research education and mentoring programs for junior faculty from under-represented backgrounds. This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications. 

The FOA is expected to be published December 2017 with an application due date in March 2018. It will utilize the U24 activity code. For information pertaining to the PRIDE Summer Institutes (R25) see Notice NOT-HL-17-527 . Details of this planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

The FOA will solicit applications for a CC to support and complement the activities of the PRIDE Summer Institutes programs as they conduct programs to enhance the development of a robust biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce. The primary tasks of the CC will be to facilitate recruitment and candidate selection into the PRIDE summer institute programs, support program-wide administrative efforts, as well as mentor identification and orientation. Additionally, the CC will facilitate coordination of research education and evaluation activities between the Summer Institute awardees, past PRIDE program participants and the NHLBI, and be responsible for program-wide, cross-site evaluations. The CC will also plan, arrange, and support all program-wide meetings.
Awards made through this FOA will be for 5 years. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on the strength and expertise of their administrative and evaluation teams and are encouraged to build teams with demonstrated expertise in both program administration, and program evaluation.

Applications are not being solicited at this time and no further details of the impending Funding Opportunity can be discussed until after the funding opportunity announcement is published.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Josephine Boyington, PhD, MPH, CNS
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-0446

Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-0379

Sonia Arteaga, PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-6677