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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Science Diversity Leadership Award

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Science Diversity Leadership Award

Goals of the Science Diversity Leadership Program

Science Diversity Leadership awards from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will recognize the leadership and scientific accomplishments of outstanding early- to mid-career researchers at U.S. universities, medical schools, or nonprofit research institutes who — through their outreach, mentoring, teaching, and leadership — have a record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their scientific fields. They will have made significant research contributions to the biomedical sciences, show promise for continuing scientific achievement, and demonstrate leadership in efforts to diversify the sciences. Principal Investigators and laboratory staff who are leading projects supported by these grants will participate in annual in-person meetings and online webinars organized by CZI and will be connected to national and international scientific leaders through CZI convenings.

Applications Open:  January 26, 2022

Applications Close:  May 19, 2022 @ 5pm EDT

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The Principal Investigator must be someone who:

1. Performs research relevant to the biomedical sciences and holds an M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D./Ph.D., DDM, DVM, or equivalent degree;

2. Leads an independent research laboratory — defined as having control of its budget, grants, and space — in a university, medical school, or nonprofit research institution in the U.S. or a U.S. territory; and

3. Started their first independent laboratory no earlier than January 1, 2012.

The grantee institution must agree to the requirements described in the CZI Institutional Approval Form and must sign the form as part of the application process. Applications may be submitted by U.S. and U.S. territory nonprofit organizations, public and private institutions such as colleges, universities or hospitals, and eligible agencies of federal, state, or local government. For-profit organizations are not eligible. Grants will be awarded to institutions, not individuals. Grants will either be funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation (CZIF) or recommended for funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donor-Advised Fund (CZI DAF) at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF).

Receipt of the grant is conditioned upon grantee institutions providing satisfactory documentation that their Principal Investigators meet all the eligibility requirements.

Principal Investigators who identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, who have disabilities that limit major life activities, or who identify as women or non-binary gender are strongly encouraged to apply. Eligibility is not limited by race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, religion, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age. Meta employees, including employees of any subsidiary Meta entities, as well as employees of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC, are not permitted to apply. CZI reserves the sole right to decide if an applicant organization meets the eligibility requirements.

Positive Factors for Selection

Positive factors for selection are not eligibility criteria. Rather, the following positive factors are qualities of the Principal Investigator that reviewers are asked to consider in a holistic manner when scoring applications:

  • Has significant prior research accomplishments relevant to the biomedical sciences;
  • Shows promise of continuing scientific achievement in research fields prioritized by CZI (described below);
  • Studies the basic science of human diseases that are highly relevant to underserved populations, including Black, Latina/o/x, and Indigenous communities (described below);
  • Has a diversity of lived experience allowing them to serve as a role model and to broaden the perspectives of biomedical science;
  • Has sustained personal engagement with underserved, marginalized, and/or underrepresented communities;
  • Identifies as a member of racial or ethnic group whose underrepresentation in sciences or engineering in the U.S. has been severe and longstanding. (Data on representation can be found on websites maintained by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health);
  • Has had success in becoming a research scientist with a physical disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Opportunity Information

  • Job ID: 61296836
  • Location:
    AnyCityAnyState, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Company Name For Opportunity: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Opportunity Title: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Science Diversity Leadership Award
  • Level: Graduate Student,Postdoctoral,Professional
  • Opportunity Type: Scholarships
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