RFA-OD-21-010 - Advancing Gender Inclusive Excellence (AGIE) – Coordinating Center (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) intends to promote a new initiative by reissuing RFA-OD-21-010, "Advancing Gender Inclusive Excellence (AGIE) – Coordinating Center (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" to solicit applications for an Advancing Gender Inclusive Excellence (AGIE) – Coordinating Center (U24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed).
The purpose of the AGIE Coordinating Center will be to provide the organizational framework for the management, direction, and overall coordination of all common activities aimed at investigating strategies, approaches, and interventions enabling, and barriers preventing, women to attain leadership positions in many areas of science, technology, and engineering.
The primary vision for the AGIE Coordinating Center is to ensure collaborative coordination of data collection and serve as a means for developing and operating as a centralized resource hub to collect, store, and disseminate resources for and results of current and future programs. The AGIE Coordinating Center will be responsible for the administration and management of a Pilot and Feasibility Studies program (expected to start in year two (2) of the agreement), the provision of quality assurance and monitoring, and function as a central repository for data and other tools and resources across NIH programs. The goal of the FOA is to seek a Coordinating Center with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to coordinate research aimed at providing a more inclusive environment to enhance the retention and advancement of women in leadership positions; the research is anticipated to include diverse research designs, approaches, and academic disciplines and target different or multiple organizational levels (from interpersonal to departmental to institutional).
This Notice is to allow potential applicants enough time to develop effective collaborations and responsive projects.
The FOA is expected to be published in the Fall of 2022, with an expected application due date in the Spring of 2023.
Details of the planned FOA are provided below.
The goal of the FOA is for applicants to develop a strategy and implementation plan that will serve to guide data coordination and resource sharing, program management, and dissemination for programs that are or will be funded by NIH. The AGIE Coordinating Center will (1) work collaboratively with NIH to identify and develop a centralized resource hub, (2) develop a process for synthesizing and assessing the approaches taken to enabling women to attain leadership positions in science and presenting and disseminating the activities and results of the research being conducted; (3) develop quality assurance and quality control plans to ensure the rigor and reproducibility of the research; and (4) provide subject matter experts (SMEs) to work with NIH experts to determine and decide milestones and define evaluation criteria and sustainability metrics. The AGIE Coordinating Center will provide SMEs in fields not traditionally supported by NIH that recognize the importance of the behavioral and systemic analyses and evaluations required to understand the complexities and nuances of organizational culture change to achieve gender-inclusive excellence and to ensure that results can be properly contextualized to specific settings.
The AGIE Coordinating Center will:
· Develop an organizational research strategy and lead, provide administrative support, and manage the overall program
· Establish a system for data coordination and resource sharing, and serve as a central repository for program activities and results
· Develop and implement a multipronged communication and dissemination plan to maximize the impact of the overall program
· Administer and manage the Pilot and Feasibility Program to support small awards to entities to investigate the feasibility or piloting of programs aimed at addressing systemic gender-based inequities impacting the biosciences academic and research workforce.
$400,000 direct costs per year for five years
Applications are not being solicited at this time.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Benjamin Johns, Ph.D.
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)