Evaluation of the recruitment plan to enhance diversity should focus on groups considered underrepresented in biomedical research. The Notice of NIH Interest in Diversity encourages institutions to diversify their trainee and faculty populations to enhance participation from underrepresented groups, including individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown by the National Science foundation to be underrepresented in biomedical research, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands; and individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Recruitment of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds is applicable to programs focused on high school and undergraduate candidates and, therefore, need not be addressed in a predoctoral T32 training grant application.
New applications must include a description of plans to enhance recruitment of a diverse pool of trainees, and applicants may include data in support of past accomplishments in this type of recruitment.
Renewal applications must include a detailed account of experiences in recruiting individuals from underrepresented groups during the previous funding period, as well as plans for the proposed funding period. For renewal applications, past achievements may be considered in assigning priority score.
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