“When it comes to applying for NIH grants and scholarships, who qualifies as an underrepresented person?”

Funding News Edition: January 21, 2021
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NIH considers the following groups as underrepresented in biomedical research:

  • Individuals from racial and ethnic groups such as Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (as defined in the Guide notice linked below)
  • Women from the above backgrounds at the graduate level and beyond in scientific fields

Find additional details about NIH’s commitment to diversity in the November 22, 2019 Guide notice. Contact NIAID's Office of Research Training and Special Programs at AITrainingHelpDesk@niaid.nih.gov for more information.

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