Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Diversity Program Consortium Dissemination and Translation Awards (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Notice Number: NOT-RM-18-007

Key Dates

Release Date: December 7, 2017
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: 07/01/2019
First Estimated Application Due Date: 01/15/2020
Earliest Estimated Award Date: 07/01/2020
Earliest Estimated Start Date: 07/01/2020

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Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)


The Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) intends to publish a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for Phase II of the of the Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce Program. This program, known as the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC), consists of three integrated initiatives: Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD), the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Center for Evaluation and Coordination (CEC).

Continued Common Fund support for the DPC will provide the time and resources needed to (1) gather additional data to test site-specific and consortium-wide interventions; (2) transition into sustainable models for enhancing diversity in biomedical research fields; and (3) disseminate effective strategies to a broad range of institutions to have a lasting national impact. This FOA is intended to address the dissemination and evaluation of DPC interventions to sites not currently part of the DPC.

This Notice is being provided to allow the applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. The FOA will utilize the U01 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

NIH intends that institutions not currently part of the DPC will have the opportunity to apply for funds to implement a DPC training, mentoring, or research capacity intervention in collaboration with funded BUILD or NRMN sites and coordinated by the CEC. The criteria for institution eligibility will be the same as for the first phase of the program (see RFA-RM-13-016). The funding announcement is intended to solicit applications from sites willing to work with the DPC to implement and evaluate interventions and to sustain the efforts beyond the granting period. Sustainability plans will be an important component of the funded programs.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding TBD
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Estimated Award Ceiling TBD
Primary CFDA Numbers 93.310

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Regional Organization

Applications are not being solicited at this time.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Alison Gammie, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences