Eradicating Racial and Ethnic Inequality in the Justice System

The National Institute of Justice is launching the W.E.B. Du Bois Program, which is offering grants to eligible applicants and encouraging a diverse group of applicants, including women and people of color, to increase perspectives offered in research. The program’s goal is to help create a fair and effective judicial system in he United States and protect civil rights, support victims of crime, protect the citizens of America and create a better relationship between law enforcement and the public.




City or township governments, County governments, For profit organizations, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments, Nonprofits (other than institutions of higher education), Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Small businesses, Special district governments, State governments, and others


5 years

APPLICATION DUE Deadline: December 30, 2021, 11:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline: January 13, 2022, 11:59 pm Eastern


On or before September 30th


July 1st, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. EST

For more information, visit the grant page or view the document attached to the bottom of this page.

Limited Competition: NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)

The National Institutes of Health Research Education Program is awarding grants to researchers who share the goal of advancing U.S. biochemical, behavioral and clinical science careers by supporting the training of a diverse workforce. This program is interested in supporting researchers who have relevant experience with non-specific disease research or proposed full-time research projects. These grants will strengthen the workforce in biochemical, behavioral and clinical science, in hopes of creating a healthier nation. 


$100,000 in direct costs per year.


IHEs, Non-profits, and Native American Tribal Governments


Up to 5 years


Letter of Intent: 30 days BEFORE application deadline
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For more information, visit the grant page.

Application Due dates and Review/Award Cycles

Diversity Program Consortium Dissemination and Translation Awards (DPC DaTA) (U01)

The Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) Dissemination and Translation Awards (DaTA) initiative is designed to broaden the consortium’s national impact. The DPC DaTA initiative provides an opportunity for institutions not currently part of the DPC to apply for funding to take a rigorous scientific approach to understanding the effectiveness of a biomedical research training, mentoring, or research capacity building intervention by employing DPC experimental methods (see DPC data elements/survey instruments and hallmarks of success).

Funded programs must:

  • Conduct hypothesis-driven research;
  • use rigorous DPC methods for evaluation (e.g., the use of matched controls and/or comparison groups); and,
  • disseminate the results to inform the biomedical community on what factors enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce and why those factors have an influence.

Research results are expected to move beyond participation satisfaction, self-reporting of perceived skills gained, or self-reporting of effectiveness. Accordingly, the interventions are to be centered not only on psychosocial factors but also on outcomes.

The interventions should:

  • Inform the field about the effectiveness of the duration, frequency, and intensity of the intervention and whether those effects can be enhanced by reinforcement sessions;
  • provide the scientific community with sound evidence of short-, medium-, and long-term effects of the efficacy of the interventions; and,
  • be cost-effective, practical, realistic, scalable, and sustainable at a broad range of institutions.

NIH intends to fund primarily undergraduate institutions with a commitment to providing educational opportunities to research-oriented students from diverse backgrounds (see NIH’s Interest in Diversity). Eligible institutions are expected to be:

  • Domestic associate’s degree-granting and/or baccalaureate degree-granting colleges/universities that received an average of NIH research project grant funding of less than $7.5 million total costs per year over the past 3 fiscal years; and,
  • have at least 25 percent of undergraduate students supported by Pell grants.

These awards will be cooperative agreements, which means that there will be substantial federal scientific or programmatic involvement. NIH scientific and/or program staff will assist, guide, coordinate, or participate in the project activities.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 3 years. The DPC DaTA program is not intended for professional schools or Phase I awardees of the DPC. Application budgets are limited to $250K with no funds allowable for alterations and renovations, large equipment, and student financial support.

For more information about the DPC DaTA program, see the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, RFA-RM-19-003, or contact Dr. Anissa J. Brown at

Additional information can be found in the RFA available at RFA-RM-19-003.

On July 17, NIGMS staff will offer a webinar to provide an overview of the program and explain application expectations and requirements for the upcoming Oct. 8, 2019 receipt date.