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Funding Opportunities for Research on Disparities and Workforce Diversity

Minority health and mental health disparities

Women’s mental health and sexual and gender influences research

Sexual and gender minority research

Research workforce diversity and equity

Learn about various funding opportunities designed to promote diversity, including awards for students, predoctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members, all contributing to a more diverse and inclusive research workforce.

  • Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
    These are administrative supplements to active research grants to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctoral trainees, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. More information about NIMH diversity and re-entry supplements is available on our frequently asked questions page.
  • NIH BRAIN Initiative Research Supplements to Promote Diversity 
    These are administrative supplements to active BRAIN Initiative grants to enhance the diversity of the research workforce. Program directors/principal investigators of active grants are encouraged to identify eligible individuals throughout the continuum from high school to the faculty level for support and scientific mentorship.

Explore awards for institutional programs supporting diversity and inclusion in neuroscience and mental health research.