|NIH FIRST Program Governance Model
|The FIRST Program is governed by an Executive Steering Committee, which has representation by principal investigators from each cohort awardee institution as well as NIH Program Officers and Project Scientists. The Working Groups have representation from each cohort awardee institution and are organized by the CEC to implement various deliverables of the FIRST Program.
|FIRST Cohort 2 Onboarding Welcome Package
|Welcome to the Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Consortium. As a member of the FIRST consortium, grantee institutions will work to meet the objectives the Notice of Award from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Get started here.
|National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Fact Sheet
|The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s premiere medical research agency. NIMHD’s work touches the lives of millions of Americans burdened by disparities in health status and health care delivery, including racial and ethnic minority groups, rural populations, populations with low socioeconomic status, and other population groups.
|The Common Fund – NIH Office of Strategic Coordination
|The NIH Common Fund is a funding entity within the NIH that supports bold scientific programs that catalyze discovery across all biomedical and behavioral research. These programs create a space where investigators and multiple NIH Institutes and Centers collaborate on innovative research expected to address high priority challenges for the NIH as a whole and make a broader impact in the scientific community.
|FIRST – Background for Early Program Development
|This document outlines the Proposed Common Fund Initiative and was provided as part of the documentation for the Concept Clearance Discussion at the January 2020 Council of Councils Meeting.
|FIRST – Early Program Development Presentation
|Now retired, the former NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Hannah A. Valantine, M.D., created this presentation for the Concept Clearance Discussion at the January 2020 Council of Councils Meeting.
|New NIH FIRST Funding Opportunity: RFA-RM- 21-025
|This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is developed as a Common Fund initiative through the Office of the NIH Director, Office of Strategic Coordination. All NIH Institutes and Centers participate in Common Fund initiatives. The FOA will be administered by a trans-NIH team, which will be led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on behalf of the NIH.
|External Stakeholder Feedback Informing NIH FIRST Program
|The NIH heard from a wide range of stakeholders in response to an issued RFI and virtual discussions with deans of academic medical institutions in planning for what is now the Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program. Many cross-cutting themes emerged that were used to shape the program and the RFAs developed for the program.