NOTICE OF LIMITED COMPETITION: NCMHD ENDOWMENT PROGRAM FOR INCREASING 
RESEARCH AND TRAINING CAPACITY IN SECTION 736 HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOOLS

RELEASE DATE:  January 8, 2004

NOTICE:  NOT-MD-04-003

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

This is a notice of limited competition.  The United States Congress 
enacted Public Law 106-525 on November 22, 2000, which established the 
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD).  The 
law authorized the establishment of an endowment program at eligible 
Section 736 health professions schools.  This notification specifically 
targets “Section 736 Institutions with currently funded Programs of 
Excellence in Health Professions Education for Underrepresented 
Minority Individuals”.  A description of such health professions 
schools is provided in Section 736 of Title I of the Public Health 
Service Act (42 U.S.C. 293).  

Pursuant to P.L. 106-525, the “Minority Health and Health Disparities 
Research and Education Act of 2000,” Section 736 Institutions with net 
endowment assets that are less than or equal to 50 percent of the 
national average of endowment assets for these schools are eligible to 
apply for endowment fund support.  The purpose of the program is to 
facilitate capacity building for minority health disparities research 
and other health disparities research at such institutions.  

Direct programmatic inquiries to:

Ms. Angela Vincent
Office of the Director
National Center on Minority Health 
  and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 800
MSC 5465
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5465
PHONE: (301) 402-1366
FAX: (301) 402-7040
Email: Vincenta@NCMHD.NIH.GOV


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