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ORWH Organizes Challenge Prize for Gender Diversity

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ORWH is now accepting applications for a Challenge Prize competition aimed at increasing gender diversity.

The Office of Research on Women’s Health is now accepting applications for a Challenge Prize competition aimed at increasing gender diversity and removing barriers to equity at colleges and universities. 

The Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity Prize will recognize institutions that have acted systemically to address gender diversity and equity among faculty in biomedical and behavioral science departments. The competition will highlight best practices, lessons learned and evidence-based approaches.  

Colleges and universities across the United States may be recognized by sharing successful approaches to improving gender diversity. The competition will award up to 10 institutions with $50,000 each, for a total of $500,000 in prizes. Institutions will have an added opportunity to help develop an NIH-supported national toolkit for sharing successful strategies widely. 

The competition is limited to U.S.-based accredited public or private nonprofit academic institutions that grant baccalaureate or advanced degrees in biomedical, behavioral or health sciences. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. (ET), Friday, Apr. 16. For details, visit https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/nih-prize-for-enhancing-faculty-gender-diversity/

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