Supplement Programs for Special Populations
Research Training Supplements Funded by NIEHS
Principal investigators holding NIEHS research grants may request supplemental funds for a variety of programs targeted towards improving the diversity of the research workforce in the U.S. and internationally. Supplement programs are used to offer laboratory experience to a wide array of individuals including high school students, undergraduate students in health-related sciences, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, scientists re-entering the work force after taking time off for family responsibilities, etc.
Principal investigators at domestic institutions with an active NIEHS research grant, and with a reasonable period of research support (usually 2 years or more) remaining at the time of the supplemental award, are eligible to submit a request to NIEHS for an administrative supplement to the grant. Individuals may receive support under these programs on only one grant at any time, but may be supported by more than one grant during their research careers.
Four types of workforce development supplements are available:
- Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related ResearchSupplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- Supplements for Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers
- Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical ResearchSupplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical Research
- Supplements to Support Workforce Diversity in Developing Nations
Each of these announcements includes specific submission instructions. All supplements should be submitted electronically by the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) to AdminSupplements@niehs.nih.gov.
If an electronic submission is not possible, hard copies may be mailed to: