Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program

Program Description

The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program develops and strengthens the research infrastructure necessary to conduct state-of-the-art biomedical research and foster the next generation of researchers from underrepresented populations. The RCMI program provides grants to institutions that award doctoral degrees in the health professions or health-related sciences and have a historical and current commitment to serving students from underrepresented populations.

The RCMI program supports NIMHD’s vision to advance the science of minority health and health disparities research by enabling all investigators within the program the opportunity to engage in rigorous, mentored research experiences focused on diseases that disproportionately affect minority and other health disparity populations.

The RCMI program currently consists of three separate activities, with eligibility and program requirements varying for each:

RCMI Specialized Centers
Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD)
RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN)

RCMI Grants for NIH Guide No: RFA-MD-17-003