Revised: April 2015
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is strongly committed to the recruitment of individuals who will increase diversity among those who receive training in heart, lung, and blood diseases. The National Institutes of Health requires all applicants for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) training grants to submit an acceptable diversity recruitment and retention plan as part of their application package. A diversity recruitment and retention plan must apply specifically to the proposed training program, in addition to the efforts put forth to recruit for the institution as a whole. Applicants can refer to the NIH website for many of the common questions asked NIH-wide regarding the Recruitment and Retention Plan to Enhance Diversity.