NIH Diversity Supplements attract disabled, disadvantaged or underrepresented minority trainees to biomedical research careers. The supplements also are a great way to obtain added resources for funded research projects.
Applications for Diversity Supplements:
Pre-Submission Grant Reviews are provided approximately 4-6 weeks before submission deadlines by CTSI's Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Program. Below are FAQs on the grant review services.
NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supplement) PA-20-222 provides funding for trainees and faculty from underrepresented groups to work on an existing NIH-funded project in a particular area of interest.
September 10, 2020 - Reissue of Parent Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research FOA in October 2020. See Notice NOT-OD-20-170.
Principal Investigators who hold an active R01, R03, R10,R15, R18, R22, R24, R35, R37, P01, P20, P30, P40, P41, P50, P51, P60, UM1, U01, U10, U19, U41, U42, U54, or UL1 grant are generally eligible to submit a request for an Diversity Supplement to the parent grant. See a complete list of eligible grants.
First step: Principal Investigators interested in submitting an application for a diversity supplement should begin by contacting the NIH staff (Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts) of the administrating IC of the parent grant. Some institutes have specific application instructions and requirements.
The NIH definition is included in "Section I. Funding Opportunity Description" of PA-20-222, and is summarized here:
The NIH believes that by providing research opportunities for qualified individuals at various career levels, the number entering and remaining in health-related research careers will increase. Accordingly, Principal Investigators are encouraged to consider administrative supplements under this program for candidates at the following career levels:
CTSI’s Grants Submission Unit (GSU@mednet.ucla.edu) can provide additional advice and may be available to help support the application.
CTSI Grants Library contains samples of successful Diversity Supplements and can be accessed here: https://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/funding/pages/sample.