NIH Diversity Supplement Professional Development and Networking Workshop
Day 1: Tuesday, August 30th 2022
Day 2: Wednesday, August 31st 2022
Both days will start at 11:00 am ET and end at 5:00 pm.
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This workshop will bring together diversity supplement scholars from over 20 NIH Institutes for a two-day Diversity Supplement Professional Development and Networking Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to provide opportunities for scholars to meet NIH Program Staff, help to demystify the NIH grant and review process, and provide an overview of relevant funding mechanisms. In addition, scholars will have the opportunity to present their research at a poster session, network with other scholars, and hear from past diversity supplement scholars about how they secured independent grant support and transitioned to the next career stage.
Achieving independent funding such as a fellowship, career development award, or another grant can be an important step in one’s career. This workshop will provide the necessary information and network-building opportunities to help workshop participants with that process.
The Diversity Supplement Program provides administrative supplements funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), intended to help increase the numbers of underrepresented scientists in biomedical and behavioral research. Funding is provided to existing NIH research grants to support an underrepresented minority, disabled or disadvantaged student or investigator, who wants to pursue a career in the biomedical or behavioral research sciences. The program supports individuals at the high school, undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, predoctoral (graduate), postdoctoral and investigator levels. Fostering diversity in the scientific research workforce is a key component of the NIH strategy to identify, develop, support and maintain the quality of our scientific human capital.