Research Centers in Minority Institutions (U54)
Application: Apr 14, 2020
Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI)(U54) provides grants to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver healthcare services, providing clinical services to medically underserved communities.
The primary goals of the program are to:
- Enhance institutional research capacity within the areas of basic biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical research
- Enable all levels of investigators to become more successful in obtaining competitive extramural support, especially from NIH, particularly on diseases that disproportionately impact minority and other health disparity populations
- Foster environments conducive to career enhancement with a special emphasis on development of new and early career investigators
- Enhance the tools for, conduct of, and dissemination of research generally and specifically for advancing minority health and preventing and eliminating health disparities
- Establish sustainable relationships with community-based organizations that will partner with RCMI institutions
Grantees must enhance institutional research capacity and support the research needs of its investigators. Required and optional core activities are described in the application instructions.
Eligible applicants are public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education that:
- Have received an average of less than $50,000,000 per year of NIH support for the past 3 fiscal years
- Awards doctorate degrees in the health professions or the sciences related to health
- Have a historical and current mission to educate students from any of the populations that have been identified as underrepresented in biomedical research as defined by the National Science Foundation
The following types of institutions are encouraged to apply:
- Hispanic-serving institutions
- Historically black colleges and universities
- Tribally controlled colleges and universities
- Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions
- Asian American Native American Pacific Islander serving institutions
Award ceiling: $3,000,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Expected number of awards: 3
Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.
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