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Absolutely. NIAID is committed to increasing the number of investigators from underrepresented groups in fields related to its mission. The Institute supports several programs targeted to underrepresented students and investigators, including fellowships and research supplements. For a complete list, go to Diversity Programs Supported by NIAID.
For Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, the principal investigator (PI) applies. If you wish to be hired under a supplement, talk to a PI.
Find other opportunities on the NIAID Funding Opportunities List.
NIH considers the following groups as underrepresented in biomedical research:
Even if you don't fit one of the categories, you may still qualify for some special programs if you can show that you are underrepresented at your institution.
For more information, contact NIAID's Office of Research Training and Special Programs at AITrainingHelpDesk@niaid.nih.gov.
Yes. Pacific Islanders, such as Guamanians, Hawaiians, and Samoans, are considered underrepresented. Others include African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaskan Natives. Go to our definition for underrepresented groups.
Yes. NIH considers that person to be an African American.
Go to the Research Supplements page of the Research Funding Web site and Research Supplements in our Advice on Research Training and Career Awards. Also, read the Supplement Types Awarded to Research Grants SOP and Special Supplements for Individuals SOP.
Yes. Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research allow PIs to hire high school students who want experience in various aspects of health-related research.
Through Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, predocs with disabilities can get up to five years of support for biomedical, behavioral sciences, or health services research.
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research also support disabled students.
See Research Supplements. Also, for students, we support Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.
Yes. With the Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, you can get up to five years of support for research training. For more information, see Fellowships in our Advice on Research Training and Career Awards.
No. This award is also for people with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Remember that underrepresentation varies depending on the setting. If your institution can show that you belong to an underrepresented group, you are eligible.
That said, your institution must certify in a letter that you are a member of an underrepresented group. For more information, see the Fellowship Grants SOP and the F31 funding opportunity announcement Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.
It depends on the education and experience of the worker. Scroll to the "Salary and Budget" header in Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.
Yes. By applying for Primary Caregiver Technical Assistance Supplements, PIs can obtain technical support for postdocs who are taking care of children or ailing family members.
Definitely. PIs who interrupt their careers to care for children or attend to other family responsibilities can apply for Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers. These are administrative supplements to existing NIH research grants that support full-time or part-time research to bring skills and knowledge up to date. For more information, see Reentry Supplements.
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