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Webinar: Educational Hub for Enhancing Diversity in Computational Genomics and Data Science

Event Details

The Educational Hub for Enhancing Diversity in Computational Genomics and Data Science, or “the Hub,” is an NIH initiative that leverages NHGRI’s Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) and other NIH cloud-based platforms to enhance the diversity of individuals with access to educational opportunities in computational genomics and data science (CGDS). NHGRI, together with the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the All of Us Research Program (AoU)  launched the Hub in 2021 to enhance diversity in cloud-based genomic data science education. This initiative aims to support educational opportunities for undergraduate and masters’ degree students who are enrolled in institutions currently under-represented in CGDS. Examples of such institutions include, but are not limited to, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) and women’s colleges (collectively referred to as target institutions).

The goal of the Hub is to carry out foundational activities that increase awareness of cloud computing and CGDS concepts among faculty and students at target institutions and facilitate the development of educational material to be used at those institutions. 

A presentation and concept document from NHGRI’s September 2021 Council website provide additional details about the Hub.


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Informational Webinar

Funding Opportunity: RFA-HG-22-002 - Educational Hub for Enhancing Diversity in Computational Genomics and Data Science (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

NIH staff from NHGRI, ODSS, NIMHD and AoU will hold a pre-application informational webinar for prospective applicants to this funding opportunity on July 6, 2022, at 12 p.m. ET. 

NIH staff members will provide an overview of the FOA, the goals and objectives of the program, and the application review process. They will also be available to answer questions related to this FOA. Questions can be pre-submitted after registration through the Zoom webinar registration link.

Relevant Dates

Earliest submission date: May 27, 2022

Letter of intent due date: June 27, 2022

Pre-application webinar date: July 6, 2022

Application due date: July 27, 2022

Expiration date: July 28, 2022

Earliest start date: April 2023

Scientific/Research Contact(s)

Shurjo K. Sen, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Telephone: 301-827-7028
Email: sensh@mail.nih.gov

Additional Resources

Last updated: July 8, 2022