Call for Applications: All of Us Mini-Grants

Call for Applications: All of Us Mini-Grants


Accelerate the dissemination of information and enhance diversity in the biomedical workforce through the All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant Researcher Awards.

AACN invite "Dyads" of researchers and mentees (Faculty and Students) from AACN member schools to leverage the Researcher Workbench in addressing two or three research questions. The Research Projects Directory  provides transparency by showcasing existing projects on the Researcher Workbench. The PI is expected to engage researchers by conducting educational in-services to their faculty and students to increase the number of users in the workbench. AACN is asking each institution to register two or more researchers and record testimonial videos about experiences using the Researcher Workbench. Each awardee will present the findings from their study at a professional conference.

Interested applicants must be already affiliated with an institution that holds a Data Use and Registration Agreement (DURA) with NIH and the All of Us Research Program.

We encourage researchers who identify as belonging to one or more groups or communities that are underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce to apply. The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research, as described in the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Additional groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce include individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and sexual and gender minority individuals, and more.

Eligibility, Administration, and Requirements

Applications will demonstrate the ability to access the All of Us Researcher Workbench and have the Dyad and research questions identified. The Dyad must allow time in their schedule for training on the Workbench and be familiar with R or python. Time commitment will include a bimonthly meeting with Dr. Brenda Baker and may include monthly attendance to the Community and Provider Gateway Initiative (CPGI) meetings, and collaboration with other CPGI-affiliated partners/researchers in your market area if applicable.

Note: Schools that are already receiving All of Us funding are not eligible to apply.

The applicant assumes responsibility for conducting the project and for supervising the work and communication of its associates. The application must show that adequate and appropriately equipped space will be available during the funding period. All team members must complete All of Us Research Program mandatory training, NIH-approved Protecting Human Research Participants training, and sign the Data User Code of Conduct.

AACN will administer the All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant Researcher Awards. AACN conducts the planning, coordination, and evaluation of applications. Candidates should be AACN  member faculty or students working with a faculty member on the application. Award recipients are selected through a competitive process. Applicants must submit a completed application form and budget justification.

Progress and Final Reports: The awardee is required to submit a monthly narrative progress report by the 10th of each month. In addition, a final narrative report will be required at the end of the performance period on June 30, 2024. Templates for the monthly report and the final narrative report will be provided when the mini-grant award is executed. Failure to provide the reports may negatively impact your institution’s ability to apply for future awards. These reports will be submitted to AACN for subsequent submission to NIH. All work and funds are to be completed and expended by June 20, 2024; no extensions will be available.

Budget, Deadlines, and How to Apply

The budget consists of up to $12,000 for the awardee to conduct the project. The budget may be used for personnel, equipment, travel expenses, consultant services, computer software, printing, and other materials and supplies as needed. There are no institutional indirect costs allowed by this mini-grant funding mechanism. Awards are contingent on availability of funds. No funds of the award may be used for gift cards as a mechanism to increase participation.

Deadline for application is Friday, September 15, 2023.

Notification of award is Monday, September 25, 2023.

Funding period runs from October 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. 

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If you have any questions, please contact Dr. George Zangaro at