Diversity and Inclusion - College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Diversity and Inclusion Grant Opportunities


  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
    The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is an alliance-based program. The program's theory is based on the Tinto model for student retention. The overall goal of the program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

  • Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Awards (T34)
    The goal of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.).

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    The Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for researchers with underrepresented backgrounds. Visit the OMHRC website for information about its programs, current funding opportunities, and additional grant research opportunities where OMHRC collaborates with other groups and institutes.
  • Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI)
    The Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) is a network that is “owned” by its members and supported by the NIDDK. Its success begins with the dedication of senior investigators to mentor and serve as role models for junior investigators, and continues with the participation of active members and the recruitment of new members. More than 600 researchers have participated in NMRI workshops in the past decade, and that number continues to grow.
  • Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
    As part of an NIH-wide program, Principal Investigators (PIs) of NIGMS research grants may request supplemental funds to enhance the diversity of the research workforce. The Diversity Supplements Program (DSP) is designed to facilitate the recruitment and training of promising scientists from diverse backgrounds (e.g., individuals from groups underrepresented​ in the biomedical research workforce).

  • Ruth L. Kirschtein Undergraduate NRSA Institutional research Training Grants (NIH)
    The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA MARC U-STAR program is to support undergraduate academic and research training to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research agenda.

  • Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34) (NIH)
    The goal of the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.).
Last Updated: 5/27/20