Workshop on Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements 5/28

Grad Student & Post-doc (Virtual) Workshop

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Thursday, May 28, 2020

3:00 – 5:00 PM

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What are Diversity Supplements?

Diversity supplements are awards of additional funds to a faculty member’s ongoing NIH grant to support a student’s research project and career development. They are intended to help foster a diverse student body and future health/science workforce. Supplements provide students with funding for research, professional development and academic support (tuition, stipend, benefits), with funding available for up to 5 years.

Who should attend?

This virtual workshop is intended for eligible (details below) graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, interested in transitioning to independent researchers. Undergraduates that are interested in attending graduate school in the near future, may also attend.

Who is eligible to apply for NIH Diversity Supplements?

US citizens who self-identify as being part of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority, individuals with  disabilities, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For comprehensive information on the various ways to be eligible for this opportunity, please visit NIH’s Diversity Matters: Get the Facts page.

How much support do they provide students?

Diversity Supplements may provide up to 5 years of funding, which includes additional research funds, tuition, stipend and health insurance, so that you can focus on your coursework and research project.

What information will the workshop provide?

Presentation Overview:

  • New Eligibility Criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits & more
  • Finding a Faculty Mentor and Project
  • Application Components
  • Process/Timeline

Breakout Sessions:

  • Perspectives from faculty and students who have been awarded at various career levels
  • Tips and lessons learned for successful applications

Who is supporting this workshop?

UW School of Public Health, School of Medicine (CEDI), Latino Center for Health, Center for AIDS Research, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD), Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute

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