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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?

Diversity Supplements Webinar (May 20, 2022)


Students / Candidates: 

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 Repository:

Our Diversity Supplement Repository is a collection of successfully funded NIH and NSF 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 a Diversity Supplement Request Form which routes to our team when you send your request. Please enter your information in the form and follow the steps for completing our Terms of Use attestation toward the bottom. Be sure to open the link “Click Here” and DocuSign will open the Attestation. Once completed, click the finish button in DocuSign and please download a copy to be uploaded into the Request Form by dragging and dropping. Once submitted, our team will review and be in contact by email within 1-3 business days to accept your request. Upon acceptance, two separate emails will be sent: 1) a OneDrive link for accessing links within a table of contents listing our selection of successful applications and 2) a password for opening any application’s link.  

Submit Access Request