Center for Diversity and Inclusion PSDA FAQs
Q: Am I a URiM?
A: For the purposes of the PSDA, MGH follows the definition of under-represented in medicine and biomedical research (URiM) of the NIH and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). URiM groups may include Latino/Hispanic (including Brazilian), African-American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives, among others. Please note that Asians are not considered URiM UNLESS they are under-represented relative to the population serves, e.g., Cambodian or Laotian.
Q: What information should I complete in the Partners Cover sheet?
A: The Partners Cover Sheet is not required at the time of application.
Q: Are letters of recommendation required?
A: Yes, two letters of recommendation are required; one from the Department Chair and one from a mentor.
Q: Is a list of references/bibliography required with the Research Plan?
A: Yes, but this does not count towards the 5-page limit.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Q: Does the application need to go through Grants Management for pre-review?
A: No, please submit your application directly to ECOR using the MGRI Online Management Portal. You can access this by clicking here.
Q: When will the applicants be notified of the funding decisions for this award?
A: Applicants will be notified via email in March 2022.