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:
- Supplements for Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers
- Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical Research
Per the instructions provided in the FOAs, supplement applications must be submitted electronically to Grants.gov.
If an electronic submission is not possible, hard copies may be mailed to:
Related website: Research Supplements at NIEHS