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Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Supplements to Promote Diversity in Biomedical, Behavioral, Clinical and Social Science Research Careers

The Program of Research Supplements is intended to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students (from the high school through the predoctoral degree level), postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in science. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Detailed eligibility criteria are described in the full announcement.

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.

*Specific dates will be posted for each round.

Due Dates for 2018
Submission Meeting
January 29 March 26
May 21 July 16
August 28 October 23

Application procedures

Applicants should follow the instructions provided in the full announcement and submit the application electronically to If an electronic submission is not possible, hard copies may be mailed to:

Lisa A. Edwards
Lisa A. Edwards
Grants Management Team Lead
Tel 984-287-3258
Fax 301-480-2725
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-11
Durham, N.C. 27709

Each application should include a detailed budget using the .

Grantees are encouraged to contact their program officers before submitting an administrative supplement.

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