Funding Opportunity: NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation Program

Starts:  Jan 13, 2021 9:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Mar 1, 2021 5:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  NSF INCLUDES National Network
NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is developed as a Common Fund initiative (
https://commonfund.nih.gov/) through the Office of the NIH Director, Office of Strategic Coordination. All NIH Institutes and Centers participate in Common Fund initiatives. The FOA will be administered by a trans-NIH team, which will be led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on behalf of the NIH.


The purpose of the FIRST Cohort is to transform culture at NIH-funded extramural institutions by building a self-reinforcing community of scientists committed to diversity and inclusive excellence (defined below). Implementing and sustaining cultures of inclusive excellence within the program has the potential to be transformational for biomedical research at the awardee institutions and beyond. This community will be built through recruitment of a diverse group of early-career faculty who are competitive for an advertised research tenure-track or equivalent faculty position and who have demonstrated strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence.

Application Due Date: March 1, 2021

Learn more here.