Dr. Edith Mitchell, director of Jefferson’s Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, was recently interviewed in Philadelphia Magazine’s NextHealthPHL series: “Black Scientists Still Face an Uphill Battle in Securing NIH Research Grants.” Asked about racial disparities in research funding, particularly in NIH R01 awards, Dr. Mitchell said: “When you look at the disparities in grant funding, they are like what we see in any other area of medical research practice.” Dr. Mitchell discusses in the interview ways of transforming these disparities, such as diverse recruitment, dedicated resources, and mentoring.
You can read more about racial disparities in research funding, in the library’s Diversity and Inclusion guide. The guide also features resources for finding diversity-related funding opportunities.
Jefferson faculty, students, employees, residents, postdocs, and fellows of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH, JHN, and Methodist Division) have access to Pivot, a database of funding opportunities from all types of funders: governments, nonprofits, and foundations. Pivot can be specifically searched for diversity & inclusion funding opportunities.
Librarians can assist faculty, staff, and student researchers identity research funding sources and find appropriate support staff and tools on campus. Request a consultation to meet with a librarian to learn how to use Pivot and other grants information resources.