NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Closing Date

NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp) (PA-18-586)

Mechanism:  Administrative Supplement

NIH Institutes:  All NIH Institutes participate; however, administrative supplements can be made to the CFAR only through NIAID

Purpose:  Provide opportunities to develop research careers and improve participation for individuals from groups with low representation in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences.

Eligibility:  Individuals from identified groups from high school to the faculty level.  This includes individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.  There is now a new emphasis on women at the faculty level.  Please read the full announcement to get a full understanding of eligibility.

Funding Available:  $5,000 to $100,000, depending on career level of the candidate.

Proposed Research:  In all cases, the proposed research experience must be an integral part of the approved, ongoing research of the parent grant, and it must have the potential to contribute significantly to the research career development of the candidate.  Since the scope of the CFAR is so broad, this includes virtually any area of HIV research.  Projects must be consistent with the goal of strengthening the existing research program and with the overall programmatic balance and priorities of the funding component of the NIH.

Deadlines:  Variable depending on NIH Institute or Center. 

For more information on how to pursue this opportunity through CFAR, contact Susan Mello (spmello at or 206-744-2238).