Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hereby notify Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of research grants (activity codes listed above) that funds are available for administrative supplements to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project.  Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.   

Additional information can be found at:


Letters of Intent need to be submitted via the following link:$$$SourceCode$

LOI packet (single PDF binder) must include:

  1.  Statement of eligibility
  2. 2 page research plan
  3. 1 page mentoring plan
  4. CTSA resource utilization plan
  5. Biosketch of all key personnel

This mechanism will have an internal competition.  The top two applications will be invited to submit a full application.

Dates & Deadlines
  • Letter of Intent Due Date:
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