NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program Webinar

January 25, 2021


A technical assistance webinar will be held on January 25, 2021, from 2 - 4 pm EST.
Please use this link to join: The application due date for these FOAs is March 1, 2021.

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The NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program aims to enhance and maintain cultures of inclusive excellence in the biomedical research community. “Inclusive excellence” refers to cultures that establish and sustain scientific environments that cultivate and benefit from a full range of talent. NIH aims to facilitate institutions in their building a self-reinforcing community of scientists, through recruitment of a critical mass of early-career faculty who have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence. The program also seeks to have a positive impact on faculty development, retention, progression, and eventual promotion, as well as develop inclusive environments that are sustainable.

Potential applicants are encouraged join a pre-application Technical Assistance webinar, which will provide an opportunity to clarify expectations for both the FIRST Cohort and FIRST CEC RFAs.

Potential applicants are encouraged to send questions, preferably at least 24 hours prior to the webinar, to (link sends e-mail)

Learn more about FIRST and access FAQs at

Please note: We recommend that you join at least 10 minutes before the meeting begins.