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NIMHD Calls for 2022 Coleman Research Award Applicants

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Dr. William Coleman, for whom the research award is named, died in 2014.

NIMHD recently announced its 2022 William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award. 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 Intramural Research Program 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 for the award. Resubmissions are permitted. The award will allow up to $15,000 for supplies and services to be spent by Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.

Interested applicants may submit as research teams or individuals.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, 5 p.m. ET to Applicants will be notified of award status by Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. 

Coleman became the first permanent African-American scientific director in the history of the NIH IRP in January 2011, when he was appointed to direct NIMHD’s IRP. He was known for his belief in the power of mentorship. He dedicated himself to mentoring and training future scientists, from grade school students through postdoctoral fellows, particularly in health disparities research.

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