The Diversity in Biomedical Research Council (DBRC) is charged with improving awareness of mechanisms to enhance the diversity of our faculty, Post Docs, and students engaged in Biomedical /Translational research. One such mechanism is NIH’s Administrative Supplements to Enhance Diversity known as Diversity Supplements. Awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Diversity Supplements offer additional funding to an existing NIH grant with two or more award years left. These funds enable investigators to recruit and retain diverse candidates who have demonstrated interest in research to fill crucial rolls in the lab. Eligible candidates may be high school and college students, post baccalaureate, post master's, GRAs, post-doctoral candidates and faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, or individuals from disadvantaged background (high school or undergrad only). Award amounts are based on career level and have a 95 to100 percent funding success rate for eligible and complete applications.
Below is a Q and A outlining the key details of the application process, covering Success and Eligibility, Submitting Your Application, and Managing Your Award.