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Workforce Diversity Supplements

Supplements Program Targeted to Special Populations

Principal investigators holding NIEHS research grants may request supplemental funds for a variety of programs targeted towards attracting targeted populations within the research workforce in the U.S. and internationally, and providing reentry opportunities to the research workforce. Supplement programs are used to offer laboratory experience to a wide array of individuals including high school students, science teachers, 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. In most cases, a research grant may only have one supplement award at a time.

Four types of workforce development supplements are available:

Each of these announcements includes specific submission instructions. Applications should be submitted electronically to

If an electronic submission is not possible, hard copies may be mailed to:

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

Related website: Research Supplements at NIEHS

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