Diversity Centers for Genome Research (U54 Clinical Trials Optional)

US Dept. of Health & Human Services: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Up to US $500,000

Fields of work: Human Genome & Genetics Genetics & Genomics

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit, College / University, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Research, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States


The Diversity Center 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. Each DCGR award will support a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop 2-3 interrelated, innovative genomic research projects. Each project should 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; and/or genomics and health equity. 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.

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