Diversity Awards

Programs to enhance diversity focus on underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, or institutions primarily serving underrepresented groups.

High School Through Faculty Awards

SUP*

Administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to support the training of underrepresented individuals and enhance the diversity of the research workforce.

SUP*

Administrative supplements to active NIH SBIR/STTR grants to enhance the diversity of the research workforce and increase the participation of women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in small businesses

Predoctoral Awards

F31*

Fellowship support for the research training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

F99/ K00*

The NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award supports the pre- to post-doctoral transition of diverse graduate students.

Postdoctoral Awards

K22*

To support diverse postdocs to develop their independent research skills through a two-phase program: an initial mentored research experience followed by a period of independent research.

K99/ R00*

To enhance biomedical research workforce diversity by supporting a mentored research experience (K99) followed by independent research (R00) for postdoctoral fellows working in research areas supported by the BRAIN Initiative. 

Junior Faculty Awards

K01*

For support of diverse faculty scientists committed to research, in need of both advanced research training and additional experience.

Specific Institutional Eligibility

SC1*

Support for individual investigator-initiated research projects aimed at developing researchers to a stage where they can transition successfully to other extramural support (R01 or equivalent).

SC2*

Support for individual investigator-initiated pilot research projects to generate preliminary data for a more ambitious research project.

Institutional Programs

R25*

Supports NINDS mission-relevant programs to increase the pool of PhD-level neuroscience researchers from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research.

R25*

To encourage and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter PhD degree programs in the neurosciences.