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To add funding to existing grants to hire scientists who are from underrepresented groups, primary caregivers, or re-entering a scientific career after a family-related hiatus.
Supplements add monies to NIAID-funded grants to support and recruit people from underrepresented groups, primary caregivers, and people returning to work from family responsibilities.
Principal investigators on a "parent grant" apply for supplements. NIAID's Review Operations Committee (ROC)—composed of senior program officers—reviews applications.
Candidates supported by an NRSA training grant are eligible for diversity supplements but must wait until their NRSA appointment has finished before working on one. They cannot end their NRSA support early to activate a diversity supplement.
For more information about eligibility, salary, and lengths of support, see the following pages:
For more information, including eligibility, important dates, and application instructions, see Research Supplements on NIAID's Research Funding Web site.
GMP Supplement Coordinator
Office of Special Populations and Research Training Staff
Grants Management Specialists
For further guidance, GMP staff can see GMP's Diversity, Disability, Reentry, and Caregiver Supplements SOP.
Office of Research Training and Special Programs
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Supplement Types Awarded to Research Grants SOP
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Last Updated November 23, 2012
Last Reviewed February 03, 2012