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Nominations Open for Champions of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is accepting award nominations that recognize NIH staff who champion the ideals of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Categories include:

  •  Harvey J. Bullock Jr., Award, which honors a non-supervisory employee or group of general schedule (GS) employees at grade 12 and below, or equivalent who champions the ideals of DEIA. 
  •  Yvonne Thompson Maddox Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which honors a non-supervisory employee or group of GS employees at grade 13 and above or equivalent. 
  •  NIH Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award of the Year, which honors an executive, manager or supervisor. 
  •  NIH Award for Accessibility, which honors GS employees (group or individuals) at any grade who have made significant contributions toward promoting and/or furthering NIH’s accessibility efforts.

For more information about these awards or how to submit nominations, visit EDI’s awards webpage ( and download the nomination form. Visit to see past awardees. 

Honorees will be recognized during the 2024 NIH Director’s Awards Ceremony. Nominations must be submitted to EDI by close of business on Friday, Apr. 19.  

Contact your institute/center award coordinator ( for IC-specific deadlines and guidance on how to submit a nomination. All nominations should be submitted through your IC.  

Contact Allyson Browne at or (301) 827-1332 for more information.

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