NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

What Is a Diversity Supplement?

NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp) PA-16-288 [Reissue of PA-15-322]

The NIH provides funding to attract minority trainees and faculty to research careers. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research provide additional funding for trainees and faculty to work on an existing NIH-funded project in a particular area of interest. View definition of under-represented minority

  • The application information (which can be accessed via the link above) describes the requirements for all levels of trainee, from high school through college, graduate school, and postgraduate studies to the investigator level.
  • Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.
  • Administrative supplements are much less competitive than peer-reviewed grant funding mechanisms, and can provide an excellent entry point for a research career.
  • Budget requests must follow the budget cycle of the existing grant.
  • Supplemental funding may not extend beyond the existing grant’s project end date.
  • Timeline: ongoing

How Can I Receive a Diversity Supplement?

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