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Minority Research Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.779
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 1, 2020
Application: Jun 2, 2020

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Sharron Jernigan


The Minority Research Grant Program provides grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

The goals of the program are to:

  • Develop capacity at minority serving institutions to research health disparities and social determinants of health
  • Understand the root cause of issues – processes, practices, behaviors, and burdens – that lead to health disparities and identify replicable interventions
  • Strengthen CMS programs by disseminating best practices uncovered through funded research

Applications should describe how proposed research contributes to the reduction in health disparities and improvement in the quality of healthcare and access to healthcare for Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and/or Medicare beneficiaries. A program focus is health equity and engaging racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and/or rural populations.


Eligible applicants are private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education, including:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $125,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 2

CMS requires that applicants provide cost-sharing equal to at least 1% of the award amount, which may be satisfied through in-kind contributions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by May 1, 2020.

Tagged as
Access · African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · Hispanics and Latinos · LGBT · Medicaid · Medicare · Minorities · People with disabilities · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health

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