April 06, 2023

NIH Releases DEIA Strategic Plan and Prize Competition

The National Institutes of Health recently issued its Fiscal Years 2023–2027 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Harmonized with the 2021–2025 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, the plan articulates NIH’s commitment to embracing, strengthening and integrating DEIA across all agency activities.

In addition, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering announced the launch of the NIH Institutional Excellence in DEIA in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize Competition, administered by the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) and cosponsored by UNITE and 24 institutes and centers across the NIH. The prize competition, which is open to public or private nonprofit academic institutions, will recognize and reward biomedical and behavioral science institutions that have identified gaps in DEIA and designed, implemented, and evaluated interventions to address them. The prize competition also aims to identify effective practices for enhancing DEIA within faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and student bodies that can be feasibly disseminated for adoption by other institutions. The deadline to apply is Sept. 26, 2023.

For more information, contact Katie Grady, American College of Radiology® Government Affairs Director.