NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

Program Overview

The HDRI features lectures on minority health and health disparities research, small group discussions, mock grant review, and seminars. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet with NIH scientific staff engaged in related health disparities research across the various NIH Institutes and Centers.

Lecture and seminar topics focus on the etiology of health disparities, research design, methods and measurement, and intervention and implementation research. Participants will receive consultation on developing a research interest into an application—K or R01 award—and preparing research strategies and methodologies for proposed studies.


At the time of application, interested parties must fulfill all 4 of the criteria below:

  • Be an early-stage investigator (ESI) who has completed their terminal degree or post-graduate clinical training within the past 10 years.
  • Hold a terminal research degree such as a Ph.D., M.D./D.O., Sc.D., Dr.P.H., DrNP, Pharm.D., Psy.D., D.D.S./D.M.D. or equivalent doctoral research degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution.
  • Currently hold a position as a postdoctoral fellow, assistant professor, or comparable research position.
  • Planning to submit an F, K or R01 grant to NIH within the next 12 months.

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Previous participants of the HDRI or the Translational Health Disparities Course, NIH and HHS staff are not eligible to apply.

Admission is competitive and daily attendance is mandatory regardless of other professional commitments.

Starts:  Aug 7, 2023 09:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Aug 11, 2023 05:00 PM (ET)


NIH Campus
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892