New NIH policy on electronic submission of diversity supplements

Effective January 25, 2018, the NIH will require all single and multi-project diversity supplement requests to be submitted electronically. This is a change in NIH policy, which currently uses paper forms for these diversity supplements.

The diversity supplement funding opportunity announcement will be reissued with new FORMS-E application forms and instructions for supplement requests. For supplement requests prior to January 25, prepare requests using the current FOA.

Funds from diversity supplement requests are used to improve the diversity of the biomedical research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdocs, and eligible investigators from groups underrepresented in health-related research.

See the Dec. 28 Extramural Nexus blog post for more information on this new policy.