NIH published notice of an RFI requesting input into recommendations being developed regarding enhancing diversity including underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds in the biomedical workforce. Input is solicited regarding people in all career stages.
As background for this RFI, the NIH notice references an article in the August issue of Science that identified racial disparities in NIH R01 applications and the accompanying policy discussion.
Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH blogged on this topic around the time of the Science article publication as well.
Responses to this RFI will be accepted through February 24, 2012 via this web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfi_files/nih_dbrw/add.cfm