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Nominations Open for EDI Awards

The NIH Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is accepting nominations for employees who have made significant contributions toward furthering NIH’s diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.

There are four awards that recognize staff who demonstrate a commitment to DEIA: 

  • The Harvey J. Bullock Jr. Award honors a non-supervisory employee or group of employees at the grade-12 level and below, or equivalent. 
  • The Yvonne Thompson Maddox Award honors a non-supervisory employee or group of employees at the grade-13 level and above, or equivalent. 
  • The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award of the Year honors an executive, manager or supervisor.  
  • This year, a new award will recognize efforts in promoting accessibility. All employees are eligible for the Accessibility Award regardless of grade or position. Efforts must fall outside the employee’s primary job duties.

Honorees will be recognized during the 2023 NIH Director’s Awards Ceremony. Nominations must be submitted to EDI by Wednesday, Apr. 12. 

For details and how to nominate an employee, visit If you have questions, contact your institute/center awards coordinator or Allyson Browne by phone (301) 827-1332 or by email:

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