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Assessment of Climate at Institutions (ACt) Award (RC2 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-24-038

Sponsor: NIH
Internal Deadline: 03/06/2024
Institutional Submission Limit: 1
Sponsor Deadline: 07/01/2024
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The objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit applications to conduct institutional climate assessments using validated survey instruments and to develop action plans for positive change in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement of faculty, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research (see NIH Interest in Diversity).

The plans for self-studies should lead to institutional culture change by identifying perceptions, attitudes, and concerns, about, for example, inequities, micro-aggressions, institutional racism, and bias. The self-studies should provide a foundation for the development of an action plan to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) outcomes in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement of faculty.

Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, email a two-page project abstract, include at top the project title, PI, and list of key collaborators, as well as a 2-3 page CV/biosketch for the PI (SCiENcv preferred) by 5pm on the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

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