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Funding News - Applications for Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Encouraged

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and all other institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourage grant applications for research supplements to promote diversity in health-related research.*

The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research workforce. The NIH expects that efforts to diversify the workforce will lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; improve the quality of the educational and training environment; balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; improve the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical research protocols; and improve the Nation's capacity to address and eliminate health disparities.

Candidates eligible for support under this supplement program include individuals at various career levels who come from groups that are underrepresented in science. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Detailed eligibility criteria are described in the full announcement.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. David Jett, Program Director, Office of Minority Health and Research, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2149, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-6035; fax: 301-594-5929; e-mail:

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: