Rapid Response Grant to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare


This grant mechanism will fund small scalable projects directly impacting the health of our community by reducing the effects of structural and systemic racism, reducing health disparities, improving access to health care, or addressing gaps in healthcare in non-majority community members. Priority areas are mental health in people of all ages, testing and care of those affected by COVID-19 pandemic, projects based within the community, and projects that are collaborative and informed by the communities they affect.


Full-time faculty within the Medical School (>67% appointment). 

Post-doctoral employees, graduate or medical students, trainees mentored by a full-time faculty member.

Announcement Date: Friday, June 12, 2020

Deadline Date: June 30, 2020

Eligible Expenses

This RFP will be for funding up to $10,000 and will be for a maximum of 12 months.

  • Salary support for the investigator (only if it will free up time from clinical duties);

  • Salary support for research staff, postdocs, students, and other trainees;

  • University-based core and other support services; and

  • The purchase of supplies.

Application Process

The application is submitted via the brief submission form


Review Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by 2-3 Medical School leaders/subject matter experts, depending on required expertise. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Reviews will take place after the submission deadline, and notice will be to PI’s in mid-July.