Diversity Centers for Genome Research (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trials Optional)
National Institutes of Health
Funding Opportunity RFA-HG-22-027 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. Funding Opportunity PurposeThe full-scale Diversity Centers for Genome Research (DCGR) program aims to establish Genomic Research Centers at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) as defined in Part 2, section III of the FOA. The MSIs must have a mission to serve historically underrepresented populations in biomedical research that award doctorate degrees in the health professions or the sciences related to health, and have received an average of less than $50 million per year in NIH support and less than $25 million per year of R01 total cost of NIH support for the past three fiscal years. The purpose of this FOA is to call for applications for UG3/UH3 cooperative agreements to support the development and planning for a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop administrative, genomic workforce development and community engagement cores and 2-3 interrelated, innovative genomic research projects that address one or more critical issues in genomics including: genomic technology and methods development; genome structure; genome function; genomics of disease; use and impact of genomic information in clinical care; genomic data science and computational genomics, ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic research (ELSI); and/or genomics and health equity. The outcome of the development and feasibility studies will be fully developed plans to carry out all activities of a full-scale Diversity Center for Genome Research. Along with its scientific goals, the DCGR should expand the pool of diverse genomic scientists, clinician scientists, and researchers who can perform innovative genomics research by providing didactic, practicum and research activities and experiences that are aligned with the research projects.