Diversity Supplements and FAQ's

Diversity Supplements

One way for Mount Sinai to build a diverse and inclusive group of leaders is to encourage investigators and trainees at all levels to apply for Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH Diversity Supplement offers investigators a financial incentive (in the form of a supplemental award to an existing NIH grant) to recruit and retain a more diverse research workforce.

To assist you in applying for these grants, we have created a guide for investigators where you will find a summary of requirements, templates to facilitate your document submission, advice and essential links to relevant NIH sites.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is eligible to apply?

  • Eligible Principal Investigators must have at least two years left on an active NIH (R00, R01 (or RL1), R10, R18, R22, R24, R35, R37, R43, R44, R41, R42, DP1, DP2, P01 (or PL1), P20, P30, P40, P41, P50, P51, P60, U01 (or UL1), U10, U19, U41, U42, U54) research grant in order to apply for diversity supplements. The project must be an integral part of the parent grant, contribute significantly to the candidate's research career development, and enhance the research skills in the area of research.

2. Who is eligible to be supported by a Diversity Supplement?

  • Diversity supplements may be submitted for: High school and college students, post baccalaureate and post masters, GRAs, post docs and faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups or from disadvantaged backgrounds and who have a demonstrated interest in research. The awards are different for each career level.

3. Who can help determine investigator/recipient eligibility?

  • Michelle Ramos
    Program Manager of Training & Education for
    The Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP), Conduits – The Institutes for Translational Sciences

4. How long is the application?

  • The application includes 6 pages, abstract, timeline, plan, descriptions, biosketches, signed statements, budget, transcripts, and more.

5. What is the deadline to apply?

6. How much funding do investigators typically receive?

  • Application budgets are limited to no more than the amount of the current parent award and must reflect actual needs of the proposed project. Direct costs for individual administrative supplements vary from less than $5,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the career level of the candidate.

It is strongly recommended that you contact the awarding Institute or Center (Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts) PRIOR to writing and submitting your application. Some Institutes and Centers have been known to stop accepting applications for funding during a fiscal year because they have already expended their entire budget due to an unforeseen increase in the number of applications that particular year.


Contact Us

Michelle Ramos, MPH
Program Manager of Training & Education for
The Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP), Conduits – The Institutes for Translational Sciences
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Allison Gottlieb, MS
Director of Sponsored Programs Education
Grants and Contracts Office
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