The UCLA CTSI provides support to investigators applying for EDI-focused funding opportunities and those that enhance diversity in research, provide independent research opportunities to traditionally underrepresented researchers, and more. We endeavor to co-create a streamlined pathway for early career researchers from diverse backgrounds to connect with Senior PIs, faculty, funding opportunity announcements, and other resources.

The UCLA CTSI has developed resources including examples of successfully-funded supplements through the Successful Grants Library and provides support for applications through the Grants Submission Unit.

This also includes support for Diversity Supplements and various funding opportunities offered periodically through the NIH and other agencies. For grants submission support, contact the CTSI Grants Submission Unit (GSU) at

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Current EDI Funding Opportunities

See a full list of EDI opportunities with current or upcoming deadlines, with links out to where you can find more information.

See all upcoming EDI deadlines

Examples of Current & Previous Funding Opportunities

  • R38 Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • CBCRP Diversity Supplement
  • NIH Diversity Supplement (Admin Supplement)
  • NIAID Research Opportunities for New and "At Risk" Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • Univ. of CA President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • Faculty Career Development Award
  • K38 (StARRTS - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • R25 Cancer Research Education Grants Program
  • The Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)
  • Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
  • MOSAIC: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)