Global WACh

NIH Diversity Supplement Opportunities

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (known as “Diversity Supplements”) provide funding to increase the participation of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds into research careers.  This additional funding is used to work on a pre-existing NIH-funded project and must support work within the scope of the original project but should not overlap.  For more information on Diversity Supplements, including eligibility criteria, please visit the School of Public Health’s webpage:

Global WACh has many opportunities for UW junior faculty, fellows, and students to engage in ongoing NIH-funded research under our three scientific priority areas. While the trainee is responsible for writing and developing a grant proposal, our Center offers mentorship and administrative support to ensure a successful submission. This support includes assistance from the project’s Principal Investigator to build a research plan that outlines the timeline of the project, meeting with the trainee to discuss progress on the research plan, and assistance from our grants management team to review and prepare a grant submission.

Learn more about our available services to support trainees and see a current list of eligible grants here (updated on February 15, 2023).

If you are interested in working with a Principal Investigator, send an email to with:

  • The name of the project
  • A copy of your resume or CV
  • Briefly why you are interested in working on the project