Webinar on NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research is June 14

Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan and staff from Research Development and Support, within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, will host a webinar on the National Institutes of Health Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research on Tuesday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.

Program eligibility, grant components and how Vanderbilt researchers can leverage these funds to advance their research will be discussed, as well as Vanderbilt’s diversity, equity and inclusion priorities across the university’s research enterprise.

Supplements are available for almost every NIH-funded grant; however, they are underutilized by researchers both at Vanderbilt and throughout the country. According to the NIH, these administrative supplements are designed to “enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project.”

During the webinar, Raghavan and RDS staff will be joined by Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health and Society Tara McKay and postdoctoral researcher Harry Barbee to discuss applying for the supplement and its impact on their research careers.

A Q&A will follow the presentations. To attend the webinar, please register before June 14.

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