NIH Diversity Supplements

NIH Diversity Supplement Funding

Fred Hutch has a longstanding commitment to training the next generation of scientific leaders and we prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in our workforce. Achieving diversity is critical to achieving our research objectives.

Our goal is to increase the use of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Supplements to diversify research faculty, trainees and staff.  A diverse and inclusive workforce will help us to increase the diversity of research participants across Fred Hutch and our partner organizations.

The information on this page will assist potential diversity candidates and principal investigators (PIs) in the determination of candidate and parent award eligibility. In addition, diversity candidates and PIs will find funding announcements and NIH institutions/centers (IC) specific requirements as well as detailed information and resources for applying for supplemental funding.

This information is not intended to replace the requirements of PAR-21-071 and should be reviewed carefully alongside the IC specific guidance and the funding announcement. Additional IC and mechanism specific funding opportunities are included and will be updated as funding opportunities are made available.

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Candidate Eligibility  |  Career-Level & Education Criteria  |  Individual Organization Award Eligibility & Application Deadlines  |  Awards Available
 

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Candidate Eligibility

Eligible candidates must be affiliated with Fred Hutch and/or the University of Washington and not currently be supported by a Diversity Supplement. Candidates must meet citizenship criteria by answering yes to one of these categories:

  • I am a US citizen
  • I am a US non-citizen national
  • I have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (i.e., in possession of a Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551)

To be eligible, candidates must also meet the definition of belonging to at least one of the  underrepresented groups defined below.

Racial/Ethnic Group

  • Blacks or African Americans
  • Hispanics or Latinos
  • American Indians or Alaska Natives
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • Individuals from other ethnic groups that can demonstrate underrepresentation by grantee institution

Physical/Mental Disability

Disadvantaged Background

Must meet 2 or more of the following criteria:

Career-Level & Education Criteria

Research supplements are available to assist underrepresented individuals in the development of their research careers at all stages — from high school students through Independent investigators at the early stage of their career. Note that salary caps, allowable costs and duration of support may vary greatly by IC. Review the FOA and IC-specific guidance for additional information.

Parent Award Eligibility

Eligible candidates will have an existing NIH award (parent award) and apply for diversity supplement funding under the parent award. Parent awards must meet the following criteria.

  • Allowable award activity codes vary based on IC. See the information below for IC specific guidance (to be used in conjunction with the Diversity Supplement FOA).
  • At the time of award, the parent award must have support remaining for a reasonable period (typically at least 2 years).
  • A parent award may support more than one individual on a diversity supplement if each request can be justified and include assurance that each candidate will receive the appropriate mentorship.

Note: While PIs are encouraged to propose support of multiple high school students and undergraduates under a single parent award, the appointment of more than one individual at graduate level or above will undergo more rigorous review.

  • Traditional resubmissions are not applicable as the proposals do not receive peer review; however, an unfunded application may be submitted again but must respond to any written concerns. Contact the awarding IC for instructions prior to submission.

Note that allowable parent award activity codes, application deadlines, and other specific criteria vary greatly by IC. The information below is not intended to replace the full and detailed FOA, PAR-21-071. Review the FOA and IC specific guidance for additional information.

High School Students

Criteria

High School Students must be currently enrolled and in good standing

Salary & Budget

Institutional salary rates which exceed the hourly minimum wage must be justified

Candidate Effort Requirement & Duration of Support

  • Support for at least three months is encouraged during any one year
  • May be full-time summer experience and/or part-time experience during the school year
  • Effort must be sufficient to gain insight into the process of scientific discovery
  • PIs are encouraged to seek students who will devote at least two years to this program (i.e., equivalent to two three-month, full-time periods)
Undergraduate Students

Criteria

Undergraduate Students must be affiliated with Fred Hutch or another academic institution

Salary & Budget

  • Institutional salary rates that exceed $12 per hour must be justified
  • An additional amount of $200 per month for supplies and travel may also be requested

Candidate Effort Requirement & Duration of Support

  • Equivalent of at least three months of full-time effort in any one year
  • May be full-time summer experience and/or part-time experience during the school year
  • Generally, at least two years
Baccalaureate and Master's Degree Holders

Criteria

Baccalaureate and Master's degree holders must be affiliated with Fred Hutch or another academic institution 

Salary & Budget

  • The salary cannot exceed the compensation allowed for graduate students
  • Additional funds up to $3,000 per year may be requested to support supplies and travel for the candidate

Candidate Effort Requirement & Duration of Support

  • Typically, 1 year, but can be extended for an additional year if candidate is actively pursuing entry into a graduate or a health professions school
Graduate (Predoctoral) and Health Professional Students

Criteria

  • May not concurrently receive support from another PHS (e.g. NIH) award
  • May not receive support to increase funds available on parent award

Salary &  Budget

  • Compensation must align with Graduate Student Compensation Cap (i.e. total amount requested for salary, tuition and fringe benefits cannot exceed the amount allowable for a level zero postdoctoral fellow)
  • Additional funds up to $4,000 per year may be requested to support supplies and travel for the candidate

Candidate Effort Requirement & Duration of Support

  • Not provided
Individuals in Postdoctoral Training

Criteria

  • May not concurrently receive support from another PHS (e.g. NIH) award
  • May not receive support to increase funds available on parent award
  • In general, cannot work with former predoctoral mentor

Salary & Budget

  • Salary may not exceed the maximum allowable NRSA stipend level for postdoctoral fellows in effect at the time of appointment
  • Additional funds up to $6,000 per year to support supplies and travel for the candidate

Candidate Effort Requirement & Duration of Support

  • Not provided
Investigators Developing Independent Research Careers

Criteria

  • Holds doctoral degree
  • Be beyond the level of a research trainee (post-residency and specialty training)
  • Typically, junior faculty level with at least one year of postdoctoral or equivalent research experience
  • In general, may not have been PD/PI or project leader on NIH award (K12 scholars may apply)
  • Providing technical support to NIH-investigator candidates is not considered allowable

Salary & Budget

  • Salary should be consistent with the level of support provided by NIH Career Development Awards and align with participating NIH IC salary cap
  • Additional funds of up to $10,000 per year may be requested for supplies and travel for the candidate
  • Equipment may be purchased but requires prior approval of the NIH awarding component

Candidate Effort Requirement & Duration Support

  • Short-term Investigator Research Supplement:  short-term support for faculty members to conduct full-time research for three to five months each year during the summer or another portion of the academic year, over a maximum period of four years
  • Long-term Investigator Research Supplement:  long-term research support for faculty members to conduct research, usually for up to two years at a minimum of 9 person months (equivalent to 75% effort) during each 12-month period
Established Investigators Who are or Become Disabled
  • Funds may be requested for Established Investigators on NIH research grants who are or who become disabled during the project period
  • Funds may be requested for special equipment, an assistant, or other modifications required to facilitate reasonable accommodations to a disabling injury or illness that occurred during the project period

Individual Organizations' Award Eligibility and Deadlines

Proposed Diversity Supplements must be relevant to (contribute, expand, or extend) the parent grant project. For awards with multiple research projects, the supplement must be relevant to the general scope of the parent grant, and must also be relevant to a specific project within the parent.

Below are details for select institutions. For other participating ICs not listed below, refer to FOA and Table of IC-Specific Information for all participating ICs along with IC specific deadlines and budget requirements.

National Cancer Institute

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) leads a national effort to eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer. Through basic and clinical biomedical research and training, NCI conducts and supports research that will lead to a future in which we can prevent cancer before it starts, identify cancers that do develop at the earliest stage, eliminate cancers through innovative treatment interventions, and biologically control those cancers that we cannot eliminate so they become manageable chronic diseases.

Award Eligibility

1.       Does the grant have at least 2 years of NCI support remaining? If no, stop – not eligible
2.       Is the grant activity code included on the list in PA-21-071? If no, stop – not eligible
3.       Is the grant a P30, SC1, SC2, or SC3? If yes, stop – not eligible
4.       Is the grant a R01 that already supports 2 diversity supplement candidates? If yes, stop – not eligible
5.       Is the grant a R21 or equivalent that already supports a diversity supplement candidate at the graduate or lower level? If yes AND I want to support another grad student or lower level candidate, stop – not eligible
6.       Is the candidate I want to support currently paid from PHS (e.g. NIH) funding now? If yes, there are restrictions – review NCI Diversity Supplement Guidelines
7.       See NCI Overview of Diversity Supplements under NCI awards 

IC Eligible Activity Codes

  • P30, SC1, SC2 and SC3 not allowable
  • R01 may support no more than 2 candidates
  • R21 or equivalent may only support one candidate at graduate student or more junior level

Deadlines — Accepted twice annually, for FY21: 

  • Oct 1 through Dec 1
  • Feb 1 through March 31
  • Funding decisions made in Mar and June, respectively

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

NOTE: Grad student and postdocs who are supported on a PHS award (e.g. NIH) at the time of submission are not eligible. Further, those supported by NRSA awards may not terminate their NRSA support early in order to receive supplemental support.

  • At the time of proposal, the parent grant must have at least 2 years of support remaining
  • High School and Undergrads expected to commit at least 2 years to program
  • Postdocs, Post-Masters and Investigator candidates may not exceed 2 years

Budget

  • See NCI guidance for detailed budget limits by candidate level
  • Salary capped at $100k with additional fringe for Investigator-level 

Additional Information

NCI Diversity Supplements Guidelines

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. The NHLBI stimulates basic discoveries about the causes of disease, enables the translation of basic discoveries into clinical practice, fosters training and mentoring of emerging scientists and physicians and communicates research advances to the public.

Award Eligibility

1.       Will the supplement proposal be submitted after May 31st? If so, be aware it will not be funded until at least December.
2.       Is the grant activity code a P01, P50, R00, R01, R03, R15, R21, R61/R33, R35, R37, U01, UG1, UG3/UH3, UH2/UH3, UM1, U10, or U54? If no, stop – not eligible
3.       Is the grant activity code a R00, R03, R15, R21, R33, UG3, UH2, or R61? If yes, AND I want to support an independent investigator, stop – these activity code may only support high school students, undergrads, PBS/PMS, and postdoc level candidates
4.       Does the grant currently support a re-entry candidate AND I want to support another on the same award? If yes, stop – not eligible
5.       Has the candidate I wish to support been a PI on a R01, R21, or K, or a project leader on a P grant? If yes, stop – not eligible
6.       Is the candidate I wish to support a graduate level (post Baccalaureate) or above? If yes, is there at least 12 months of ACTIVE support (not NCE) remaining on the award? If less than 12 months remaining, stop – not eligible
7.       Is the candidate I want to support currently paid from PHS (e.g. NIH) funding now? If yes, there are restrictions – see NHLBI Research Supplement Application Guidelines
8.       Do I wish to apply for a short-term investigator supplement? If yes, stop – not eligible under NHLBI grants

IC Eligible Activity Codes

P01, P50, R00, R01, R03, R15, R21, R61/R33, R35, R37, U01, UG1, UG3/UH3, UH2/UH3, UM1, U10, U54, UH1
Codes in bold may only support high school students, undergrads, PBS/PMS, and postdoc level candidates

Deadlines

  • May be submitted at any time but must be received at least 3 months prior to proposed start date (awards will not be made in Oct. and Nov.).
  • Must be received by May 31st to be considered for funding in the same fiscal year.

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • Individuals with prior funding from NIH as a PD/PI on a research grant (R01, R21, or as the project leader of a component on a center grants (e.g., P01, P50) or individual research career development awards (e.g., K01, K02, K07, K08 and K23) are not eligible 
  • Adequate time must remain on parent award (1 year remaining at time of award unless specified)
  • Postdocs and Investigator levels require preferably 2 years or more than 12
  • PBS and PMS levels may not exceed 2 years support
  • All other levels may not exceed 4 years
  • R00, R03, R15, R21, R33, UG3, UH2, and R61 activities may only support high school students, undergrads, PBS/PMS, and postdoc level candidates

Budget

See NHLBI guidance for detailed budget limits by candidate level 

Additional Information

NHLBI Research Supplement Application Guidelines

Time remaining on the grant is not inclusive of a no-cost extension period or anticipated renewal. New supplements are not allowable for parent grants in a no-cost extension

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. NIGMS-funded scientists investigate how living systems work at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. The Institute also supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce and in developing research capacities throughout the country.

Award Eligibility

1. Does the grant have a reasonable period of research funding remaining by candidate level (e.g., approximately 2 years remaining for grad students or postdoc candidates, or approximately 1 year remaining for high school, undergraduate, or postbaccalaureate students)? If no, stop – not eligible.
2. Is the candidate currently funded by PI research grants or a research training grant? If yes, be aware that Candidates currently supported by PI research grant will be a lower priority for NIGMS funding.
3. Is the candidate I wish to support an investigator-level or early stage career candidate? If yes, stop – not eligible, except for established investigators who become disabled. See NIGMS guidance for this specific situation.
4. Is the candidate I wish to support high school or undergraduate level? If yes, be aware that NIGMS encourages candidate level to devote at least 2 years to program and the equivalent of 3 months effort in each year (equivalent to two three-month, full-time periods).
5. Is the candidate I wish to support a postbaccalaureate researcher? If yes, be aware that NIGMS the expected program length is 1 year with possibility to be extended up to 1 additional year in cases where evidence can show that candidate requires additional training.
6. Is the candidate I wish to support a Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Fellow? If yes, be aware that NIGMS expects these individuals be supported by diversity supplements early in their training (within the 1st 3 years of training) and awards are typically made for 24 months. Shorter awards may be considered on case by case basis. Awards after the 3rd year of training require PI to contact NIGMS contact as listed in IC specific guidance.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

NIGMS does not support diversity supplements for IDeA (COBRE and INBRE) grants 

Deadlines

Contact NIGMS DSP Directors to discuss submission deadlines in advance of preparation of the supplemental application

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • PBS candidate support is generally limited to 1 year, but may be extended up to 1 additional year for candidate to complete training and is sufficiently justified 
  • Grad students and postdocs seeking support for shorter than a 2-year duration will be considered on a case by case basis
  • High-school students are encouraged to request support for at least 3 months during any year and are encouraged to devote at least 2 years to the program 
  • Investigator-level supplements not allowable, except for established investigators who become disabled during the current project period. Those individuals may request reasonable accommodations to permit completion of the currently funded research project
  • Supplemental requests for one or more candidates will only be considered at the high school, undergraduate, PBS, doctoral student or postdoc levels

Budget

See NIGMS guidance for detailed budget limits by candidate level 

Additional Information

NIGMS Research Supplement Application Guidelines

  • Eligible PIs are encouraged to contact NIGMS Diversity Supplement Directors to discuss IC funding priorities prior to applying  
  • Candidates already supported on the PI research grant will be lower priority for funding 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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The mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is to conduct and support medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders and obesity; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.

Award Eligibility

1.       Does the grant have 2 years or more remaining at time of supplement application (supplemental funding is not eligible in a no-cost extension)? If no, stop – not eligible.
2.       Is the grant a R15, SC1, SC2? If yes, stop – not eligible.
3.       Can my candidate’s training be completed within 2 years? If no, stop – not eligible.
4.       Does my grant currently support a diversity candidate? If yes, stop – not eligible, except for high school or undergraduate students. In these situations, more than one candidate may be acceptable. Contact NIDDK for approval prior to application.
5.       Is the candidate I wish to support currently supported on other PHS funding? If yes, stop – not eligible.
6.       Is the candidate a postdoctoral or early stage investigator with less than 75% effort available to dedicate to the program? If yes, stop – not eligible.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

R15, SC1, and SC2 not allowable

Deadlines

  • PDs/PIs are strongly encouraged to contact NIDDK Scientific Staff for Institute-specific application components as well as receipt and review dates., with funding decisions made in Jan., April, and June
  • Submit by 1st business day of the month to be reviewed in same month

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • All candidate levels limited to 2 years support
  • Any effort less than 100% will be prorated for the number of PM less than 100%
  • PBS and Early Investigator candidates must dedicate a minimum of 75% FTE to be considered eligible
  • Short-term Investigator supplements are not allowable

Budget

  • See NIDDK guidance for detailed budget limits by candidate level
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIDDK Financial or Grants Management Contacts to discuss salary allowances for postdoc candidates and early stage investigators
  • Salary & fringe capped at $80k per year based on 100% FTE over 12 CM for Investigator-level supplements

Additional Information

NIDDK Research Supplement Application Guidelines

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIDDK to discuss prior to application
  • Up to 2 supplements are allowed only in exceptional cases and require prior approval by NIDDK staff
  • NIDDK Diversity supplements are not intended for candidates supported by other PHS funding (i.e. NIH grants)
  • Supplemental funding is not eligible during a no-cost extension 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) research strives to understand, treat and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases that threaten millions of human lives.

Award Eligibility

1.       Does the grant have 2 years or more remaining at time of supplement application (supplemental funding is not eligible in a no-cost extension)? If no, stop – ensure time remaining is sufficient to support the activities by career level.
2.       Will the supplement proposal be submitted after April 1st? If so, be aware it will not be funded until the next fiscal year (October 1st).
3.       Is the grant a SC1, SC2 or SC3? If yes, stop – not eligible.
4.       Is the candidate I wish to support currently supported by a research grant? If yes, stop – not eligible (NIAID will consider on a case by case basis funding for candidates who have received funds for a short time, up to 90 days, after the supplement request has been submitted and at recipient’s risk).
5.       Is the candidate I wish to support previously supported by K12 or KL2 award? If yes, stop – contact NIAID to discuss eligibility prior to application.
6.       Is the candidate I wish to support a graduate student or individual in postdoctoral training? If yes, stop – not eligible.
7.       Is the candidate I wish to support a M.S. or post-M.S. individual? If yes, stop – contact NIAID staff contacted as listed in NIAID specific guidance prior to application.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

SC1, SC2, and SC3 not allowable

Deadlines

  • May be submitted at any time, with applications reviewed in Nov., Feb., April, and May. Submit by 1st day of preceding month for review in one of 4 listed review months
  • Applicants seeking support before end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, must submit no later than April 1st
  • Undergrads seeing summer support must submit no later than March 1st
  • Applicants are encouraged to first check with NIAID re: “soft” deadlines that may impact the application

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • At time of submission, any candidate support on research grants (especially the parent grant) are not eligible
  • Candidates previously supported by K12 or KL2 applications should contact NIAID to discuss eligibilityDuration of support is dependent on the candidate career level
  • High school students through senior faculty members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, have physical or mental disabilities, or have taken a career hiatus (between one and eight years) from a faculty or postdoc position to address family obligations are eligible to apply for a Diversity Supplement 

Budget

  • See NIAID guidance for detailed budget limits by candidate level
  • Salary & fringe capped at $85k in TDC (up to $75k for salary) for Investigator-level supplements
  • Candidates with clinical degrees may request up to $100k (max) plus fringe benefits; effort must be 75% or 9 CM of full-time effort

Additional Information

NIAID Research Supplement Application Guidelines

National Institute on Aging

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The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities; and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact NIA to discuss allowable activity codes

Deadlines

Contact NIA to discuss application due dates

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

Refer to PAR-21-071 for eligibility criteria

Budget

Annual salary cap for Early Stage Investigators is $75k plus fringe

Additional Information

NIA Research Supplement Application Guidelines 

National Institute of Arthritis and Muscoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) supports research into the causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact NIAMS staff for allowable activity codes 

Deadlines

Contact NIAMS staff to confirm allowable submission dates

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

NIAMS strongly encourages the PI of the parent research grant to contact both the scientific contact listed in the IC specific guidance and the NIAMS Program Officer of the parent grant to confirm eligibility 

Budget

NIAMS strongly encourages the PI of the parent research grant to contact both the scientific contact listed in the IC specific guidance and the NIAMS Program Officer of the parent grant to confirm eligibility 

Additional Information

NIAMS Research Supplement Application Guidelines

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIAMS Financial or Grants Management Contact for IC specific salary/stipend allowances for postdoc and Early stage investigators

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders

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The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communications Disorders (NIDCD) conducts and supports biomedical research and research training on normal mechanisms as well as diseases and disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language that affect 46 million Americans

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Refer to program announcement for eligible activity codes 

Deadlines

Applications may be submitted at any time

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

Priority is given to candidates in the predoc, postdoc, and faculty / early stage investigators (with little or no research experience or transitioning to new research fields)

Budget

Refer to PAR-21-071 for budget criteria and requirements 

Additional Information

NIDCD Research Supplement Application Guidelines

NIDCD encourages applicants to contact NIDCD staff prior to application

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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The National Institute of Child Health and Human Develpment (NICHD) leads research and training to understand human development, improve reproductive health, enhance the lives of children and adolescents and optimize abilities for all.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact NICHD to discuss allowable activity codes

Deadlines

  • Application receipts dates are Sept. 15, Jan. 15, and May 15
  • Funding decisions will be made in Dec., April, and August
  • Earliest anticipated start dates are in Jan., June, and Sept.
  • Any application submitted between the receipt dates will be reviewed in the subsequent cycle

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • High school candidates are limited to 1 year (equates to 3 months/summer support)
  • Undergrads, Post BA/BS, Post MA/MS, grad students, postdocs, and early stage investigators are limited to 2 years of support
  • Re-entry postdocs and Investigator candidates are limited to 2 years support
  • Applications with budget periods extending beyond the NICHD allowable time periods (as noted above) will NOT be approved
  • Candidates supported for any period on the same parent grant are NOT eligible for supplement funding

Budget

  • Multiple candidates included in one application will not be considered (separate applications are required)
  • Overlapping career stage requests in a single application (i.e., undergraduate to graduate transition) will NOT be considered for funding

Additional Information

NICHD Research Supplement Application Guidelines

  • Contact with NICHD is highly recommended prior to application submission
  • Funding priority will be given to highly meritorious applications that request support for post BA/BS, post MA/MS, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators who become disabled

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) provides leadership for a national research program designed to understand, treat and ultimately prevent the infectious and inherited craniofacial-oral-dental diseases and disorders that compromise millions of human lives.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact NIDCR to discuss allowable activity codes

Deadlines

  • Accepted on a continuous basis until July 16, 2021 for FY21
  • Applications submitted or received after July 16 will be considered for funding in the subsequent fiscal year

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

Contact scientific contact and Program Officer as listed in the supplement IC specific table to confirm candidate eligibility and duration 

Budget

Annual Salary Cap for Investigators Developing Independent Research Careers: $100k plus fringe benefits per year for a minimum of 75% to 100% research effort

Additional Information

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact both the scientific contact as listed in the supplement IC specific table and the Program Officer of the parent award to discuss application

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health

IC Eligible Activity Codes

DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4, DP5, P01, R00, R01, R03, R15, R21, R29, R33, R34, R35, R36, R37, R55, R56, R61, RC1, RC2, RC3, RC4, RF1, RL1, RL2, RM1, SI2, U01, U19, U1B, U34, UA5, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC7, UF1, UG1, UG3, UH2, UH3, UM1, UM2, UP5, P20, P30, P50, P60, PL1, U54, M01, UL1, P41, U41, P40, P51, U42, G12

Deadlines

Applications for FY 2021 will only be accepted up until May 11, 2021

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • For predoc candidates/trainees, it is expected that the parent grant has at least 2 years of support remaining at the time of application
  • It is expected that the parent grant have at least 18 months support remaining at time of application for postdoc/trainee candidates, or early stage investigators 

Budget

  • Early-stage Investigators can request up to $60k in salary support per year with a minimum of 75% effort per 12- month period
  • All candidate levels may request up to $1,500 per year for supplies
  • All candidate levels may request up to $1,500 for travel to conferences and meetings 

Additional Information

NIDA Research Supplement Application Guidelines

  • A parent grant may support two diversity supplements at the same time, but candidates must be at different career stages, unless both candidates are at the predoc level 
  • NIDA supports diversity supplement applications for pre-doctoral/graduate students (including dual degree students), postdoctoral fellows, and/or junior faculty/investigator (early stage) level candidates
  • Applications for candidates who have received support from a parent grant for longer than 6 months at time of supplement application are NOT eligible

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact NIEHS to discuss allowable activity codes 

Deadlines

Applications are accepted monthly, due by the 1st of each month

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

NIEHS supplements are intended to offer lab experience to high school candidates, science teachers, undergrad candidates in health-related sciences, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and scientists re-entering the work force after taking time off for family responsibilities, etc.

Budget

Early stage investigator salary capped at $75k annually plus fringe benefits 

Additional Information

NIEHS Research Supplement Application Guidelines

In most cases, a parent grant may only support one supplement award at a time

National Human Genome Research Institute

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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is devoted to advancing health through genome research. The Institute led NIH’s contribution to the Human Genome Project, which was successfully completed in 2003 ahead of schedule and under budget. Building on the foundation laid by the sequencing of the human genome, NHGRI’s work now encompasses a broad range of research aimed at expanding understanding of human biology and improving human health. In addition, a critical part of NHGRI’s mission continues to be the study of the ethical, legal and social implications of genome research.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact NHGRI staff for allowable activity codes

Deadlines

Contact NHGRI staff to confirm allowable submission dates

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

Contact NHGRI staff to confirm candidate eligibility and duration 

Budget

Contact NHGRI staff to confirm IC specific guidelines and for allowable annual salary cap for independent career level candidates

Additional Information

NHGRI Supplement Application Guidelines 

National Institute of Mental Health

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides national leadership dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing mental illnesses through basic research on the brain and behavior, and through clinical, epidemiological, and services research.

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact the parent grant Program Official to confirm allowable activity codes 

Deadlines

  • May be submitted at any time but are encouraged to submit at least four months prior to the requested start date
  • Applications for summer-only appts should be submitted at least 10 weeks prior to the requested start date
  •  Applications received after April 1 will be considered for funding in the next fiscal year, with Dec. 1st as the earliest anticipated start date

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • The duration of the proposed supplement must be sufficient in length to provide a meaningful career development experience for the candidate and application duration must be fully justified
  • For high school or undergrad students, the period of support may be as short as a summer experience or one academic year
  • A two-year supplement period is typically considered appropriate for grad students, postdocs, and investigators
  • Less than two years might be accepted in some circumstances, but applicants considering a period less than two years at the grad student, postdoc, and investigator career stage require detailed justification. In these situations, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the NIMH contact as listed in FOA prior to application preparation

Budget

Annual Salary Cap for Investigators Developing Independent Research Careers is allowable at up to $90k plus fringe benefits

Additional Information

NIMH Supplement Application Guidelines

  • Eligible applicants are high school, undergrad, graduate, post-grad, and investigator career levels as well as Investigators who become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to finish the original aims of the parent grant
  • It is imperative that applicants contact the parent grant Program Official prior to initial preparation and submission to discuss the application goals and objectives

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. To accomplish this goal the NINDS supports and conducts basic, translational, and clinical research on the normal and diseased nervous system. The Institute also fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neurological disorders

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact NINDS to discuss prior to application 

DeadlinesApplication Receipts windows are between:

  • Nov. 16th thru Feb. 15th
  • Feb. 16th thru May 15th
  • Aug. 1st thru Nov. 15th 
  • Funding decisions will only be made 3 times per year at the end of March, June, and Dec.
  • Applications received after the above cycle cut-off dates will be processed and considered for funding in the next funding cycle, i.e., application received after Feb. 15th would be reviewed in June

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • High school candidates are limited to 1 year, the equivalence of 3 months/summer effort
  • Applications are encouraged at the high school, undergrad, baccalaureate and master’s degree, predoc, postdoc, and early stage investigator career levels
  • Postdocs are typically limited to 2 years of support
  • Grad students and health professionals may typically request up to 3 years support
  • See IC guidance for allowable situations for Investigator level candidates 

Budget

  • Annual salary cap for early stage investigators is $85k plus fringe. Support is typically limited to 2 years  
  • Baccalaureate/Master’s Degree candidates may not exceed $35k annual salary plus fringe benefits and are limited to 1 year of support initially
  • Requests with rates in excess of $12 per hour must be justified for undergrad students and the budget request must be the equivalent of at least 3 months full time effort 

Additional Information

  • Parent grants in a no-cost extension are not eligible to apply
  • Only one supplement is allowable per parent grant

National Institute of Nursing Research

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The mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, communities and populations. NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness and improve palliative and end-of-life care

IC Eligible Activity Codes

Contact NINR to discuss prior to application

DeadlinesApplication Receipts windows are between:

  • Applications are accepted 3 times a year:
    • January 15
    • April 15
    • August 15

Eligible Candidate Level & Duration

  • NINR only accepts applications for undergraduate, predoctoral, postdoctoral, and investigator candidates who have a degree in nursing or are enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program

Budget

  • Contact NINR to discuss budget by candidate level prior to submission 

Additional Information

NINR Supplement Application Guidelines

  • Priority will be given to candidates at the predoc and postdoc levels, as well as some early stage investigators
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NINR Program Director to discuss prior to application

Individual Funding Opportunities

Below are active Diversity Funding Opportunities.

NHLBI/R25 Short-Term Research Education Program

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RFA-HL-19-024: NHLBI Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Due Date

Applications are due Feb. 26, 2021

Objective

The objective of the NHLBI R25 program is to expose undergraduate and health professional students from underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to research experiences and related opportunities in mission areas of the NHLBI 

Diversity Eligibility Criteria

1. Proposed research education programs may complement ongoing research training and education occurring at the applicant institution, but the proposed experiences must be distinct from those training and education programs currently receiving Federal support. R25 programs may augment institutional research training programs (T32, T90) but cannot circumvent NRSA programs 1. Individuals from racial or ethnic groups: 

  • Blacks or African Americans
  • Hispanics or Latinos
  • American Indians or Alaska Natives
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders

2.  Individuals with physical   or mental disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

3. Individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds, such as: 

  • Individuals from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds, as defined by the published income levels 
  • Individual from educational environments such as certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to develop or participate in research careers 

The disadvantaged category 3 is only applicable to programs focused on high school and undergrad candidates •

FOA Requirements

  • Budgets should not exceed $119k per year in direct costs
  • Max budget period is 5 years
  • Individuals designing, directing and implementing the research education program may request salary and fringe benefits for the effort devoted to the program, with salary allowable up to the NIH salary cap. Support may be requested at up to $2k per month total to administer participants’ 2-3 month research program, at a max allowable $6k over a 3 month period. This amount may be divided among multiple PIs if applicable, and other admin staff. 
  • Mentor salary/funds are not allowable 
  • Undergrad salary rates should be no more than $12 per hour plus fringe benefits. An additional $2,400 per participant is allowable, for supplies, per diems (including housing), and travel to scientific meetings. Equipment purchases (except for equipment purchased to accommodate persons with disabilities) is unallowable
  • Compensation for Health Professional Student participants is allowable as salary, fringe benefits, and tuition at the NRSA 0 stipend level in effect at time of submission. Additional funds up to $4k per participant for supplies, per diem (including housing), and travel to scientific meetings is allowable. Funds may not be used/requested to purchase equipment
  • Individuals with NIH K, T, or F awards are encouraged to participate, but may not receive salary or stipend supplementation from this research program 
  • Costs to support full-time participants (40 hours per week over a continuous period) are not allowable 
  • Consultant costs, equipment, supplies, travel for key persons, and other program-related costs are allowable must be well justified and may not duplicate resources/items that are available at the research institution 
  • NHLBI will hold one 2-day meeting during the 3rd year of the project to encourage an exchange of information among PIs. Applicants should include a travel request for no more than 2 staff to attend a 2-day meeting in Bethesda, MD in their year 3 budget 
  • Indirect costs are capped at 8% of modified total direct costs 
  • See FOA for full detail and application requirements

NIH/F31: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

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PA-21-052: Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity) 

Participating ICs

NCCIH, NCI, NEI, NHGRI, NHLBI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIEHS, NIMH, NIMHD, NINR, NINDS, ORIP, NIDA

Due Date(s)

Standard due dates apply
FOA expires Sept. 8, 2023

Objective

The purpose of the NRSA FOA is to provide mentored research training support to candidates from diverse backgrounds, leading to their obtaining a PhD or equivalent research degree in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences 

Candidates are expected to propose defined research projects and training plans with the mission of the participating IC in mind. The training plan should reflect the candidate's research project, which may be his/her dissertation research project, and clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. The training plan should document the need for, and the anticipated value of, the proposed mentored research and training in relationship to the individual's research career goals.

Diversity Eligibility Criteria

 1. Individuals from racial or ethnic groups: 

  • Blacks or African Americans
  • Hispanics or Latinos
  • American Indians or Alaska Natives
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders

2.  Individuals with physical   or mental disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

3. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, who meet 2 or more of the required criteria

FOA Requirements

  • The F31 award budget is composed of stipend, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance
  • Stipend, tuition, and institutional allowance are funded at posted NRSA levels 
  • NIH does not reimburse for indirect costs (F&A) for fellowship awards 
  • Individuals may receive up to 5 years of NRSA support at the predoctoral level (up to 6 years for dual degree training, e.g., MD/PhD), and up to 3 years of NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of support from institutional training grants (e.g., T32) and an individual fellowship award. Candidates must consider any prior NRSA research training when determining the duration of support requested
  • Eligible candidates must identify a research project and sponsor, show evidence of high academic performance in the sciences, and a commitment to a career as an independent research scientist, or as an independent physician-scientist or other clinician-scientist (dual-degree training)
  • The candidate’s primary sponsor must be an active investigator in the proposed area of research training and commit to the training experience and to direct supervision of the candidate
  • Individuals are required to pursue their research training on a full-time basis at the time of award (generally defined as 40 hours per week, or 100% of the individual’s FTE)
  • Carefully review the posted IC guidance for any IC specific requirements 
  • Fred Hutch guidance for fellowship applications is available via the Centernet
  • See applicable FOA for full detail and application requirements

 

NCI/K01: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award

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PAR-18-364: NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and PAR-18-365: NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Objective

The NCI Diversity Training Branch of NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities seeks to promote diversity in biomedical, behavioral, translational, clinical, and/or social sciences. This award will provide protected time for intensive research career development activities under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Efforts to diversify workforce in these areas are expected to lead to the recruitment of the most talented cancer researchers from all groups. 

The Diversity K01 mechanism establishes a pathway of recruiting, training, and retaining investigators from underrepresented backgrounds in research fields that address problems pertinent to the biology, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, control, and treatment of human cancers and who can conduct independent competitive cancer research. Those candidates pursuing emerging technologies and cancer health disparities research are also encouraged to apply

Due Date (s)

Standard Due Dates Apply
FOAs expire May 8, 2021

Diversity eligibility Criteria

1. Individuals from racial or ethnic groups: 

  • Blacks or African Americans
  • Hispanics or Latinos
  • American Indians or Alaska Natives
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders

2.  Individuals with physical   or mental disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

FOA Requirements

  • Eligible candidates must have completed at least two years, but usually no more than five, of postdoc training at the time of submission 
  • Candidates may not simultaneously submit or have a pending or funded application for any other PHS career award (K07, K08, K22, K23) or any PHS or equivalent award that duplicates any of the provisions of the K01
  • Candidate must have a full-time appointment at academic institution at the time of award
  • Candidates must identify a primary mentor and are encouraged to identify more than one mentor (or advisory committee), who will supervise the proposed career development and research experience. The mentor(s) must demonstrate appropriate expertise, experience, and ability to guide the applicant in the organization, management and implementation of the proposed research and clinical trial
  • It is advised that candidate's prior relationship with the primary mentor is not more than 3 years in order to justify the need for additional mentoring by the same individual 
  • Total project period may not exceed 5 years 
  • A minimum 75% effort is required. Candidates may engage in other activities as part of their remaining 25% effort, but these activities must not interfere with the proposed career development program
  • Candidate salary is allowable at up to $100k per year 
  • Research development costs are supported at up to $30k per year and must be well justified and consistent with candidate’s development stage and in proportion with the time spent on research or career development activities
  • Indirect costs are capped at 8% modified total direct costs
  • See applicable FOA for full detail and application requirements

NCI/K08: Mentored Clinical Research Career Award to Promote Diversity

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PAR-18-337: NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08 No Independent Clinical Trials) and PAR-18-336: NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08 Clinical Trial Required) Standard due dates apply 

Objective

This K08 program is to: 

  • Enhance the pool of physician-scientists from backgrounds shown to be nationally underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, translational, clinical, and patient-oriented cancer research
  • Develop the research careers of recently trained individuals from nationally underrepresented backgrounds with variable backgrounds in clinical practice and limited investigative science experience to re-direct their careers towards cancer research by acquiring critical research skills in a mentored research environment
  • Provide an opportunity for clinicians from nationally underrepresented backgrounds engaged in non-cancer related research areas to re-direct their focus to cancer or cancer disparity research

Due Date (s)

Standard due dates apply
FOAs expire May 8, 2021

Diversity Eligibility Criteria

1. Individuals from racial or ethnic groups: 

  • Blacks or African Americans
  • Hispanics or Latinos
  • American Indians or Alaska Natives
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders

2.  Individuals with physical   or mental disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

FOA Requirements

  • Current and former PIs of NIH R01, P01, P50 (including subprojects of P01 and P50 awards), and other K-awards, or the equivalent are not eligible. Current and former PIs of an NIH R03, R21, R36 or R41, R42, R43, and R44 awards remain eligible
  • Eligible candidates must have a clinical doctoral degree. Individuals with the PhD or other doctoral degree in clinical disciplines such as clinical psychology, nursing, clinical genetics, speech-language pathology, audiology or rehabilitation are also eligible. Individuals holding the PhD in a non-clinical discipline who are certified to perform clinical duties should contact the NCI regarding eligibility 
  • Candidates must identify a mentor to supervise the proposed career development and research experience. The mentor must be an active investigator in the are of proposed research 
  • Candidate must have a full-time appointment at academic institution at the time of award
  • Total project period may not exceed 5 years
  • Annual salary for the candidate is allowable up to the current NIH salary cap  
  • Research development costs are supported at up to $50k per year and must be well justified and consistent with candidate’s development stage and in proportion with the time spent on research or career development activities
  • A minimum 75% effort is required. Candidates may engage in other activities as part of their remaining 25% effort, but these activities must not interfere with the proposed career development program
  • Indirect costs are capped at 8% modified total direct costs
  • See applicable FOA for full detail and application requirements 

NCI/K22: Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity

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PAR-18-366: NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22 No Independent Clinical Trials) and PAR-18-367: NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22 Clinical Trial Required) Standard due dates apply 

Objective

The K22 objective is to assist postdoc fellows or individuals in equivalent positions to transition to assistant professor or equivalent and initiate successful biomedical careers as independent researchers, by providing protected time and salary support. Candidates are expected to address problems that are pertinent to cancer health disparities or the biology, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, control, and/or treatment of human cancers

Due Date (s)

Standard Due Dates Apply
FOAs expire May 8, 2021

Diversity Eligibility Criteria

1. Individuals from racial or ethnic groups: 

  • Blacks or African Americans
  • Hispanics or Latinos
  • American Indians or Alaska Natives
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders

2. Individuals with physical or mental disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

FOA Requirements

  • Eligible candidates may have no more than 4 years of postdoc research training experience at time of application
  • Candidates must secure tenure track, full time assistant professor positions (or equivalent) within 1 year of receipt of the award LOI to Commit Funds 
  • Max project period is 3 years 
  • Recipients are expected to apply for NIH or other independent research grant support (R01 or equivalent) prior to the end of the 2nd year of support 
  • Recipients may hold concurrent research support, and in some circumstances, salary support from the final 2 years if the K22 and a competing NIH research grant when acting as PI of the NIH grant
  • A minimum 75% effort is required. Candidates may engage in other activities as part of their remaining 25% effort, but these activities must not interfere with the proposed K22 activities
  • Salary support is provided at up to $100k per year during the independent phase of the award 
  • Research development costs are supported at up to $50k per year during the independent phase of the award. Research Development costs must be well justified and consistent with time spent on research or career development activities
  • Indirect costs are capped at 8% modified total direct costs
  • See applicable FOA for full detail and application requirements 

K99/R00: Career Transition Award/Research Transition Award

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PAR-19-343: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  

Participating ICs

NIGMS, NBIB, NINR, NIMHD, NHGRI, NIA, NLM, NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, NHLBI, NIEHS, NIDCD, NIDCR, NCCIH, NIAID

Due Date (s)

Standard due dates apply
FOA expires Nov. 15, 2022

Objective

The purpose of the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The MOSIAC K99/R00 program is designated to facilitate a timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from their mentored, postdoc researchers from diverse backgrounds from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions  

Diversity Eligibility Criteria

Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities, women and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are always encouraged to apply for NIH support • The K99/R00 will provide up to 5 years support in two phases. The initial K99 phase provides up to 2 years (and at minimum 1 year) of mentored postdoctoral research training and development. The second R00 phase will provide up to 3 years of independent research support, contingent on satisfactory progress during the K99 phase and the approval of a faculty position.

FOA Requirements

  • Physician-Scientists (MD, etc.) or nurses with doctoral degrees devoting much of their time to biomedical research must already have substantial research training and be dedicated to a strong, research-intensive career as physician-scientists. For these individuals, the program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of physician-scientists from mentored, research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition. Individuals who require a longer period of mentored career development before they are prepared to begin the transition to research independence should consider the K08 or K23 program
  • Applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application, and are strongly encouraged to apply no later than the 3rd year of the postdoc training to ensure that they receive the max benefit during the K99 phase, and to facilitate a timely transition to independence
  • Scholars of this program are expected to participate in additional mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by the institutionally focused research education awardees as part of the candidates Plan for Career Development 
  • Candidates must identify a mentor (and are encouraged to identify more than one) to supervise the proposed career development and research experience, and who is an active investigator in the area of proposed research 
  • Individuals are not eligible if they have currently or previously held and independent research faculty or tenure-track position or its equivalent, have more than 4 years of related postdoc research training at the time of application, and have been an independent PI on NIH research grants (e.g., R01, R03, R21), NIH career development awards (K01, K07, K08, K23, or K25) or other NIH peer-reviewed or non-NIH research grants over $100k direct cost per year, or leaders on NIH projects or sub-projects of program project (P01) or center (P50) grants
  • Candidates must have full-time appointments at the academic institution at time of award and are required to dedicate at least 75% effort to their program during the mentored phase. Candidate may participate in other duties as part of their remaining 25% effort, but it must not interfere with the goals of the career development program. The R00 phase requires that no less than 75% effort is devoted to research but need not be devoted exclusively to the R00 research 
  • The K99 mentored phase budget may not exceed $100k in total cost per year, and up to $60k per year plus fringe benefits is allowable for recipient salary. Research support costs are allowable up to $20k per year 
  • The R00 Independent Phase may not exceed $249k per year. This includes salary, fringe benefits, research costs, and indirect costs as calculated as part of the total cost budget. Allowable research development costs include tuition related to career development, supplies, equipment, and technical personnel, and statistical services including personnel and computer time. Up to $5k annually is allowable to help assist in the costs associated with professional meeting participation (excluding any MOSAIC associated meetings) 
  • Salary for mentors, administrative staff, etc. is not allowed
  • During the K99 phase indirects are capped at 8%. The R00 phase allows indirects at institution’s current negotiated cost rate  
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIH scientific/research staff when planning an application 
  • See FOA for full detail and application requirements