Grantee Institutions

The NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program aims to transform culture at NIH-funded extramural institutions by implementing a cohort faculty recruitment model and by building a self-reinforcing community of scientists committed to diversity and inclusive excellence (IE). Implementing and sustaining cultures of inclusive excellence within the program has the potential to be transformational for biomedical research at the awardee institutions and beyond. This community will be built through recruitment of a diverse cohort of early-career faculty who are competitive for an advertised research tenure-track or equivalent faculty position and who have demonstrated strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence.