Research Supplements at NIEHS
Principal investigators holding NIEHS research grants may request supplemental funds for two purposes:
- to meet unforeseen costs not included in the previous competitive or non-competitive application, or
- to provide funding opportunities for special populations to enter or re-enter biomedical research.
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.
|2021 Receipt Dates*|
|Receipt Date**||Earliest Award Date|
|December 1, 2020||March 2021|
|April 1, 2021||July 2021|
|September 1, 2021||December 2021|
*Specific dates will be posted for each year.
**The receipt dates apply to all general administrative supplements and Superfund supplements.
Diversity Supplements have a monthly receipt date, the first of the month.
General Administrative Supplements
Supplemental funds can be requested for emergency or other unforeseen situations which result in unforeseen costs, such as natural or manmade disasters that damage the PI's lab or other research resources, failure of essential equipment, or unexpected or increased costs of recruiting subjects or performing laboratory analyses. Grantees may also request funds to update equipment or methodologies that have become out of date. The grantee must show that the new methodology will significantly enhance the quality of the data. Finally, under some circumstance, grantees may request funds to follow up on unanticipated results or to enhance components of their research that have been unexpectedly productive. However, these enhancements must be within the scope of research proposed and reviewed in the parent grant. Grantees should contact their Program Officer about this type of supplement.
Supplement Programs for Special Populations
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. 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.
- Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research***
- Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers
- Supplements for Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers
- Workforce Diversity Supplements
***Diversity supplements will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
Superfund Research Program Supplements
The Superfund Research program provides administrative supplements to SRP Grantees. For more information, please visit the SRP General Supplement webpage.
Per the instructions provided in the FOAs listed on the webpage above, supplement applications must be submitted electronically to Grants.gov.
Grantees are highly encouraged to contact their assigned SRP Program Officer before submitting an administrative supplement.
Worker Training Program Supplements
The Worker Training Program provides administrative supplements to support the training of workers who may be exposed to hazardous materials encountered during hazardous waste operations, hazardous materials transportation, and environmental restoration of contaminated facilities or chemical emergency response. Supplements are also granted to address emerging occupational hazards, new regulations, response to natural or man-made disasters, or unforeseen issues and emergencies. For more information, please contact your program officer.
Per the instructions provided in the FOA(s) listed above, supplement applications must be submitted electronically to Grants.gov.
Also, visit the Worker Training Program Current Funding Opportunities webpage for other funding announcements under the Worker Training Program.
Grantees are encouraged to contact their program officers before submitting an administrative supplement.