NIH Diversity Supplement - Graduates - School of Public Health
The goal of NIH Diversity Supplements is to increase diversity in the research workforce by providing training, mentorship, and career development opportunities to individuals who are underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, social, and basic sciences research. Diversity Supplements may provide up to 5 years of funding for candidates, which can include additional research funds, tuition, stipend, and health insurance, so that you can focus on your coursework and research project. Depending on your academic level and NIH institute, you may be able to request conference funding, research-related equipment, publication fees, and other research-related expenses. (Note: Some grants may not cover summer quarter tuition, salary and health insurance.)
For more information, visit the SPH Diversity Supplement webpage. Please email email@example.com to join our SPH Diversity Supplement Listserv to submit your questions and connect with Diversity Supplement awardees to coordinate information meetings.
Please review the UW SPH list of eligible grants, as well as the NIH Diversity Supplement lists and resources at Seattle Children’s and Fred Hutch. When you have identified a project that interests you, contact the principal investigator (PI) to let them know about your eligibility for Diversity Supplements and your interest in their project. Ask to set-up an informational meeting. Generally, most NIH grants are eligible to have a Diversity Supplement, with the exception of grants that have a training component (i.e., K-awards, F-awards, T-32 awards), and grants can also be found on most PI’s online profiles. Please contact potential faculty mentors directly.
IMPORTANT: The grant must have >1 year of funding (the more time the better!) and you cannot be paid on the grant you are submitting the application (i.e., you cannot be a Research Assistant, contractor, etc.)
Suggested Discipline(s): Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Services, Health Administration, Health Informatics, Nutritional Sciences, Pathobiology, and Public Health Genetics.