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Diversity Supplement Resources

What is a diversity supplement?
  1. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supplement) PA-20-222 provides additional funds to principal investigators to recruit eligible investigators from underrepresented groups to engage in research experiences in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences.  
  2. Provides funding for trainees and faculty to work on an existing NIH-funded project with 2 award years or more left.  
  3. Much less competitive than peer-reviewed grant funding mechanisms and can provide an excellent entry point for a research career. 
  4. Goal: to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, post doctorates, and eligible faculty investigators from historically marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in health-related research.

Where can I find out more information about them?

We are using this site to identify candidates and PIs interested in pursuing diversity supplements and potentially facilitating connections as a resource. We are gathering names and pertinent information right now.  If submitting an inquiry, please let us know a little bit about what specifically you are looking for in terms of a project and your current research interests.

Click on “Submit inquiry” button if one of the following choices applies to you:  
  1. I believe I am eligible for a diversity supplement and I want to know how to find someone to work with on a project.
  2. I am a PI and am interested in how to find an eligible candidate to apply for a diversity supplement who wants to work on my project.
  3. I have a general question about diversity supplements, eligibility, how to apply, deadlines, etc.
Submit Inquiry


Diversity Supplement Respository:

Our Diversity Supplement Repository is a collection of successfully funded research projects made available as an internal resource for review by the UCSD community and its affiliates. We are grateful to the generosity of UCSD Principal Investigators and award recipient who have agreed to donate their successful grant applications for the purpose of sharing with grant writers, investigators at various stages of their careers, residents, students, volunteers and others interested in developing future successful applications. Because these are voluntary contributions, we need to respect the confidential nature of each individual application. We will allow secure access to the repository for affiliated individuals who complete a request form and agree to follow specific terms of use. Our team will approve access and maintain a list for our future reference.

Please use the “Submit Access Request” button to open an email to our team and send your request. Once a request has been submitted, our team will review it and be in contact within 1-3 business days to accept your request. You will be asked to agree to our terms and then we can provide you with a list of successful applications available in our repository. You will have the option to choose to one or more applications for access at once by replying to our email with your choices. We then provide you with a link to access.      

Submit Access Request