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DEIA Prize Competition Announced

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NIH has announced the launch of the NIH Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize Competition, administered by the chief officer for scientific workforce diversity and co-sponsored by UNITE and 24 institutes and centers across NIH. 

The prize will recognize and reward biomedical and behavioral science institutions that have identified gaps in DEIA and designed, implemented and evaluated interventions to address them. The competition also aims to identify effective practices for enhancing DEIA among faculty, postdoctoral scholars and student bodies that can be feasibly disseminated for adoption by other institutions. 

Visit the website at to review eligibility and participation rules and to submit an entry. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Sept. 26.  

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-submission webinar on Wednesday, May 17. The webinar will provide an overview of the initiative and address questions about the competition. Submit questions beforehand to:

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