The BU CTSI is committed to increasing our institution’s biomedical researcher diversity by connecting eligible early career scientists with Principal Investigators who have grants eligible for Diversity Supplements. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds Supplements to Promote Diversity in an effort to expand research opportunities for faculty, postdocs, and students from underrepresented groups and promote inclusive excellence at BU/BMC.

Program Information

NIH funding is available for supplements to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, pre-doctorates, post-doctorates, fellows, and junior faculty from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Awarded funds in the amount of $5,000 to above $100,000 can be used to add new individuals from underrepresented groups onto the research team of funded grants. In all cases, the proposed research experience must be an integral part of the approved, ongoing research of the parent award, and it must have the potential to contribute significantly to the research career development of the candidate. These administrative supplements are available for most research funding mechanisms, including R, U and P-series grants.