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COSWD acts on evidence demonstrating the value of DEIA by advancing integrated, institution-wide systems to address bias, equity, mentoring, and work-life issues. We use multifaceted approaches to effect change in a meaningful way with interventions addressing scientists at various career stages and scientific focus areas in the NIH intramural and extramural workforces and the broader biomedical and behavioral research enterprise.

DEIA Mentorship

DEIA Mentorship Supplements

COSWD offers administrative supplements to recognize the role of great mentors in fostering future research leaders. The supplements provide up to $250,000 in direct costs to support scientists who demonstrate outstanding mentorship abilities and make significant contributions to enhancing DEIA in biomedical and behavioral science.

DEIA Prize Competition

DEIA Prize Competition

The DEIA Prize Competition, with a total commitment of $1 million, will award up to 10 U.S. degree-granting institutions for implementing innovative strategies to enhance DEIA in research environments. Up to half of the prizes are for limited-resourced institutions. The competition aims to engage and inspire the biomedical and behavioral research community to effect systemic, sustainable change—and be acknowledged for their critical efforts.



Distinguished Scholars Program

The NIH Distinguished Scholars Program creates a more inclusive community within the NIH Intramural Research Program by using a cohort recruitment model to select faculty with a demonstrated commitment to DEIA. Program participants benefit from a supportive environment and mentoring, professional development, and networking opportunities.

Read more about the program

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09 May, 2024