The purpose of this pre-baccalaureate research training program is to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation’s mental health research agenda. Diverse populations refer to: individuals from a particular ethnic or racial group that has been determined by the grantee institution to be underrepresented in biomedical, neuroscience, behavioral, or clinical research; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences workforce. The NIH expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; to improve the quality of the educational and training environment; to balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; to improve the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical research protocols; and to improve the Nation’s capacity to address and eliminate health disparities.
Date due: May 12, 2010
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