Research Supplements for Graduate Research Assistants
Note that this program was merged with the
Research Supplements for Underrepresented Minority Graduate
Research Assistants to form
Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
for Graduate Research Assistants.
Please visit that page for the most up-to-date information.
In addition, please see the following page and change your
This supplement enables principal investigators with
eligible NHLBI research grants to include graduate students
with disabilities in their projects. The research proposed
for the student must be part of the approved research for
the parent grant or a logical extension. The student must
be given opportunities to interact with other individuals
on the grant and to contribute intellectually to the study.
Funds may be requested to make changes or adjustments in
the laboratory setting that will enable the student with disabilities
to perform the essential functions associated with his or
her research project. Accommodation requests must be reasonable
in relationship to the direct costs of the parent grant.
Only one graduate supplement will be awarded per parent grant.
Decisions to fund a supplement are made 8 to 10 weeks after
all information is received.
Who is eligible? All principal investigators at U.S.
institutions with eligible NHLBI research grants who wish
to offer research experiences to graduate students with disabilities
who are interested in biomedical or behavioral science to
develop their research capabilities
The opportunities? Research training
Duration of support? Summer, during the academic year,
or a combination of summer and academic year
Where? At the principal investigator's institution
Applications due? Any time, but no later than 3 months
before the last 2 years remaining on the NHLBI research grant
- The program is announced annually in the NIH Guide
to Grants and Contracts available by subscription or
by accessing the NIH
Website. Previous announcements can be used to
prepare draft applications since the program requirements
and receipt dates do not change significantly from year
most recent announcement can be found at the following
The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the
category Request for Applications/Proposals
& Program Announcements through the application receipt
Please note that the links indicated above are for two
different websites. To return to the NHLBI Research Training
and Career Development website, use the Internet navigation
Stipend: Salary and stipend for graduate research
assistants is limited to a maximum of $26,000 per year plus
up to $4,000 per year for tuition, supplies, travel, and other.
The salary must be consistent with the level of effort.
How to apply: Principal investigators should contact
the NHLBI program administrator who administers the parent
- Helena O. Mishoe, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Office of Minority Health Affairs, NHLBI
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6218a
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7913
Phone: (301) 451-5081
FAX: (301) 480-0862