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Diversity Programs Supported by NIAID

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Bridging the Gap Symposia

Conference that brings together diversity supplement awardees for two days of mentoring and grantsmanship sessions. Held every other year. See Bridging the Career Gap for Underrepresented Minority Scientists.

Contact: Raushanah Newman, NIAID

Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities Program

NIAID training program for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from underrepresented groups who come to NIH for four days of mentoring, seminars, tours of laboratories, and other career enhancing opportunities.

For more information and contacts, see Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities.

Minority Biomedical Research Support

Grants for colleges, universities, and health professional schools with 50 percent or more student enrollment from underrepresented groups. For more information, go to Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Awards.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) runs the program, but NIAID funds projects within its scientific mission.

Contact: Dr. Hinda Zlotnik, NIGMS

NRSA Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31)

NIH-wide program that provides a stipend and a limited amount of tuition funds to predoctoral students from underrepresented groups.

Contact: For questions about fellowships, contact NIAID's Office of Research Training and Special Programs at

Research Centers in Minority Institutions

Grants to expand research capacity at minority institutions that offer doctorates in health sciences. National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities runs the program but NIAID provides funds for AIDS research. See NIMHD Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program.

Contact: Dr. Shelia McClure, NIMHD

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Funding for institutions to support salary, supplies, and travel for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as postdoctoral scientists and faculty members from underrepresented groups. Awarded as supplements to funded research grants. See Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.

Contact: Raushanah Newman, NIAID

Last Updated February 05, 2015

Last Reviewed July 17, 2015