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Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research - Established Researchers Who Become Disabled

This supplement enables principal investigators with eligible NHLBI research grants/contracts who become disabled to obtain additional support to continue their research. Funds may be requested for reasonable accommodations to permit completion of the currently funded research project. Requests may support special equipment, an assistant, or other modifications to facilitate reasonable accommodation to a disabling injury or illness that has occurred during the current project period. The total amount of support requested under this supplement must be reasonable in relationship to the direct costs of the parent award and the Established Investigator's role and effort on the project.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity Web links:

Program Announcement (PA-12-149) for Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

For additional information specific to the NHLBI, please see the
NHLBI Research Supplement Application Guidelines.

The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the category Request for Applications/Proposals & Program Announcements with the application receipt date.

Who is eligible? All principal investigators at U.S. institutions with eligible NHLBI research grants/contracts who become disabled during the current project period.

The opportunities? Research

Duration of support? Established investigators on NIH research or program project grants or contracts who become disabled during the current project period may request funds for reasonable accommodations to permit completion of the currently funded research project.

Where? At the principal investigator's institution

Applications due? Applications should arrive at least three months before the requested start date, to allow time for review as awards are made five times per year (December, February, April, June, and August). Principal Investigators are strongly encouraged to synchronize the requested start date for the supplement award with the budget start date for the parent grant (this does not apply to contracts) for postdoctoral and investigator level supplements. The NHLBI may synchronize the requested start date if it is within three months of the budget start date of the parent grant to eliminate more than one award being made in a single fiscal year.

Note: Applications requesting support by the end of the fiscal year must be received by May 31. Please check the Guidelines for application receipt and award start schedule.

Support: May request support for special equipment, an assistant, or other modifications to facilitate reasonable accommodation to a disabling injury or illness that has occurred during the current project. The accommodations requested under this program must be directly related to the performance of the proposed role on the research project and must be appropriate to the disabilities of the individual.

How to apply: Principal investigators should contact the NHLBI program administrator who administers the parent grant/contract or:

Nara Gavini, Ph.D.
Office of Research Training and Minority Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 9184, MSC 7913
Bethesda, MD 20892-7913
Phone: (301) 451-5081
Fax: (301) 480-0862
Email: gavininn@nhlbi.nih.gov

Revised: October 2012

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