NIH Diversity Supplements

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and the Office of Research for Health Sciences are focused on assisting applications for the NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. This funding opportunity is a supplement to an existing NIH grant that offers salary support and often research funds to candidate faculty and post-doctoral fellows for 2 years. Candidates are eligible if they are part of a historically underrepresented group based on gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, or socioeconomic status. For a complete description of PI and candidate eligibility, please see the official program announcement.

Resources for Candidates

Candidates are eligible if they satisfy the stipulations below (From PAR-21-071). Read more about candidate eligibility and requirements.

Finding a Project

PIs who are eligible to support a Supplement and are willing to work with a candidate has been identified. Browse a list of PIs, the titles of their grants, and a link to the NIH RePORTER site. Within the NIH RePORTER, candidates can find the abstracts, Specific Aims, published articles, and a host of other information about the project.

Resources for Principal Investigators

Many of the decisions regarding candidate eligibility, appropriate overlap with the parent grant, and acceptable budgets (% effort, supplies) will be made by the Program Officer (PO) of the parent grant. Once a candidate is identified, it is essential for the PI to contact the PO to discuss the supplement application.