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Revised January 2020

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Program Directors/Principal Investigators holding specific types of research grants (see the FOA for activity codes) can apply for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, post-doctorates, 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 PDs/PIs 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.
Read more about this supplement opportunity.
FOA: PA-18-906


NIDA Diversity Supplement Professional Development Workshop
Each year, NIDA hosts an annual two-day Diversity Supplement Workshop to bring together current NIDA Diversity Supplement recipients at the predoctoral, postdoctoral, and early investigator levels. Participants meet and network with NIDA program staff, senior officials, and other investigators. This workshop is a great opportunity for supplement recipients to receive critical guidance on pursuing funding opportunities and how to transition to independent research careers.
Read about the workshop.


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)
The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research provides support for research training leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.
FOA: PA-19-196


NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)
The purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a pathway across career stages for exemplary graduate students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions. It will also provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.
RFA-NS-19-011


NIDA Diversity Scholars Travel Awards
NIDA Diversity Scholars Travel Awards are offered to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-state investigators conducting substance abuse and addiction research. The monetary travel awards help with the cost of attending national scientific conferences that open doors for networking, presenting posters or oral talks, as well as other career development opportunities.
Read more about the Travel Awards.

This page was last updated January 2020