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NIH Programs to Diversify the Research Workforce

Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity

This notice (NOT-OD-18-129) revises the previous Notice of NIH Interest in Diversity: NOT-OD-18-122 to clarify that Native Hawaiians are included in category A Underrepresented Populations, and that the revision to category A to permit participation in diversity programs of 'individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be demonstrated convincingly to be underrepresented by the grantee institution' supersedes the current diversity language in existing funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

F31 Predoctoral Individual Fellowship to Promote Diversity

Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

The program also includes opportunities for students with disabilities.

For more information, see

Supplement Programs to Enhance Diversity and Re-entry into the Research Workforce

NIA participates in NIH-wide supplement programs to enhance diversity and re-entry into the research workforce.

Please refer to NIA-specific guidelines when preparing your application.

NIA Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Provides research supplements for under-represented Minorities and for individuals with Disabilities.

  • PA Number: PA-18-906
  • Expires: September 08, 2021

NIA Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers

Permits PIs on many different types of research grants an administrative supplement to support an individual returning to the research workforce after a forced interruption (e.g., raising children or caring for a disabled parent).

  • PA Number: PA-18-592
  • Expires: September 08, 2021