New NIH Structural Racism and Discrimination Funding Opportunity

NIEHS is thrilled to announce our participation in PAR-23-112Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This initiative will support intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities.

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Please direct inquires to Lindsey Martin (

Application Due Dates:

March 24, 2023

October 10, 2023

October 9, 2024

October 9, 2025

NIEHS is interested in applications that are within scope of our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, that meet the criteria established in this FOA, and focus on intervention research that mitigates or prevents the impacts of environmental exposures on communities due to structural racism and discrimination (SRD). Examples of environmental exposures which are considered of primary interest for NIEHS include but are not limited to: industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates, or fibers, fungal, and bacterial or biologically derived toxins. Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize community engaged research approaches that ensure equity, such as including community partners as part of the research team along with letters of support from community partners. Applications that demonstrate collaborative (i.e., community-academic partnerships) intervention approaches to address the negative health effects of SRD across multiple populations with environmental health disparities will be prioritized. NIEHS is particularly interested in intervention research on a subtype of SRD – environmental racism. For the purposes of this FOA, environmental racism includes the use of racist and discriminatory practices in determining which communities receive health-protective (i.e., green space) or health-harming infrastructure (i.e., industrial complexes). Areas of specific interest to NIEHS include, but are not limited to:

  • Interventions that prevent or mitigate single or combined environmental exposures disproportionately affecting the health of one or more communities impacted by environmental racism
  • Interventions that address the disproportionate health impacts of exposures due to climate change, extreme weather and natural or human caused disasters on communities affected by environmental racism
  • Interventions that prevent or mitigate disproportionate exposures in the built environment (e.g., mold or lead in housing, lack of greenspace) attributed to systemic neighborhood disinvestment
  • Interventions that address the role of environmental racism in occupational exposures
  • Interventions that promote the resiliency of communities experiencing environmental racism