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ACP co-sponsors $400,000 grant program to support innovations in diversity, equity and inclusion

Now through Dec. 1, internal medicine residents and faculty members can apply for funding to support new or existing programs that promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion.


ACP is joining the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in announcing a second round of grants for internal medicine residents and faculty members, designed to improve the quality of education and training and create a more trustworthy health system that serves everyone.

The grants will provide a total of $400,000 to support new or existing programs that promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the fabric of internal medicine and training. Programs that incorporate participants from across the care team will be preferred. The first round of grants in 2020 brought in 170 applications, from which 32 projects at medical schools and training programs were selected to receive a total of $287,500.

Proposals should focus on providing training, skill, and competency acquisition with the goal of promoting trustworthiness through equitable outcomes or focus on engineering care processes to promote trustworthiness through equity. Letters of intent will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2021, and selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals early next year. Grants of $20,000 and $10,000 will be awarded in spring 2022.

More information about ACP's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives is online.