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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Coleman Award Nominations Are Open

Dr. William G. Coleman, Jr.

Dr. William G. Coleman, Jr.

NIMHD announces the 2021 William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award. Coleman was a distinguished member of the scientific community. He became the first permanent African-American scientific director in the history of the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) in January 2011, when he was appointed to direct NIMHD’s IRP.

This competitive award program is designed to support 1-year innovative research projects contributed by postdoctoral fellows, staff scientists and staff clinicians within the NIH IRP that have the potential for high impact in any area of minority health and health disparities research. Preference will be given to candidates under the mentorship of NIMHD intramural or adjunct intramural investigators, although this is not a requirement. 

The award will allow up to $15,000 for supplies and services to be spent by Sept. 10, 2021.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31 to NIMHD Coleman Awards at nimhdcolemanawards@mail.nih.gov. Applicants will receive notification of award status by Sept. 30. 

For more information, visit https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/intramural/research-award/research-innovation-award.html.    

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