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Diversity Trailblazer Award

The Diversity Trailblazer Award is intended to fund early efforts to develop community-engaged research or engage special populations in clinical and translational research. Applications are now being accepted for 2019-2020 Diversity Trailblazer Awards.

Trailblazer Award Application

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, at 5 PM central

Two funding opportunities are available.

  • One research project will be funded. The maximum allowable amount for the research project is $10,000.
  • Funds are also available for projects that propose program-related activities that enhance diversity and/or patient and community engagement. Project enhancement activities can include: costs to establish patient or community advisory boards; stipends for advisory board members (patients and/or community members); partnership meeting costs (excluding food); supplies; software; database acquisition; video/media development; or other justified expenses that support engaging participants from diverse populations in the research process. The maximum allowable amount for each project-related award is $2,500.

Proposals for the Diversity Trailblazer Award will be reviewed by the Frontiers Integrating Special Populations leadership team for scientific merit and patient/stakeholder/community need, with recommendations forwarded to Frontiers leadership for final funding decisions.

Proposals should include a background section (significance/problem, project description), specific aim(s), a description of the collaborating (or targeted) community, stakeholder or patient group/organization and the engagement process/goals. There are no page requirements, but succinct protocols are encouraged. Generally, four to six pages in length is adequate.

A total of $20,000 each year is available. If applicable, projects that are IRB approved are encouraged; projects ready to submit to IRB for approval are allowed. IRB documentation is required. Indirect/Facilities and Administration costs are not allowed for Frontiers Awards.

All funds awarded for 2019-2020 must be spent by June 30, 2020.

Last modified: May 01, 2019