Share your solution.
Share your solution.
Thank you for participating in the Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize Competition (NIH DEIA Prize Competition).
We recommend reading all requirements for this application (entry) before you begin and encourage you to review the rules, challenge.gov prize announcement, and the scoring criteria that will be used to assess all valid submissions.
Entries that fail to include any of the requested sections and information may be excluded from consideration at NIH’s discretion. Any material that exceeds stated page limits will not be reviewed and judged at NIH’s discretion.
Your entire submission will be shared with Judging Panel members and the NIH DEIA Prize Competition Team during the evaluation process. Portions of your submission may be published online and may be shared with the general public to promote your solution or to highlight results. Those portions may include, but are not limited to, Lead Organization and Executive Summary.
The application saves automatically and the status of your application is available to view on your dashboard (you will not receive any automated emails). Prior to submission, confirm the information provided on the Registration Form is correct. Be sure to review your application as it will appear after it’s been submitted (link at bottom of page). When you have completed all requirements, a message will display on the screen with the option to submit your application. Once you have submitted the application, you will no longer be able to make changes.
You must submit your entry no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Participants who do not submit their complete entry by the deadline will not have their entry considered for this prize competition. Email us with questions or technical issues.
Each submission for this prize competition must include an up to 10-page written submission. The written submission must be prepared following the format and instructions described below.
The written entry must:
The written entry should describe under the headings below the entity’s overall and integrated approach to inclusive excellence and the resultant enhancements in DEIA:
PDF must have at least 1-inch margins, use font no smaller than 11-point Arial, and cannot exceed 10MB and a total of ten pages. Pages beyond the ten-page limit and any unrelated content will render the application ineligible.
Provide additional information about the Lead Organization and any partners.
Unique Entity Identifier
Provide the 12-character Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) for the Lead Organization and each partner organization.
Institutional Profile File Number
Provide the unique NIH eRA Institutional Profile File (IPF) number for the Lead Organization and each partner organization.
Limited Resource Institution
For an institution to be eligible to compete as an LRI, all components of the institution must be R15 eligible. For institutions with multiple campuses (e.g., main, satellite, etc.), LRI eligibility can be considered for an individual campus only if a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and a unique NIH eRA Institutional Profile File (IPF) number are established for the individual campus. For institutions that use one UEI or NIH IPF number for multiple campuses, LRI eligibility is determined for the campuses together. For a partnership to be eligible to compete as an LRI, all partners must be eligible to compete as LRI. Indicate if the Lead Organization and partners meet these requirements and are competing as an LRI.
Note: If you are applying as an LRI and select yes below, the commitment letter you submit as part of your entry (see 6. Commitment Letter above) from the provost, or similar official with institution-wide responsibility must include a statement verifying the eligibility of the LRI at the time of prize competition entry, based on the R15 definition.
Format any references according to the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Upload a single PDF that does not exceed 10MB and a total of five pages. The PDF should not be used to circumvent page counts in this application.