Blog post from NIH COSWD Marie Bernard: Research Project Grant Funding Rates and Principal Investigator Race and Ethnicity

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NIH has long collected self-designated demographic information on scientists designated as Principal Investigators (PIs) or Key Personnel and used this information to gain insights into the NIH-supported biomedical research workforce. 

Just over 10 years ago, Ginther and colleagues used these data to publish a seminal paper that showed that Black/African American PIs were less likely than whites to receive funding on R01 applications. Since that publication, NIH embarked on efforts to enhance diversity of the biomedical research workforce; these efforts include establishing the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, the Diversity Program Consortium as well as numerous other trainee-focused interventions to enhance scientific workforce diversity.

Read more at the COSWD blog.

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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