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Administrative Supplements for Physician-Scientists

The NIMH provides two administrative supplement programs to provide funds to research projects to support advanced research experiences of exceptional individuals holding the MD/PhD degree early in their research careers (see note on eligibility below). The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for MD/PhD-trained individuals to continue to conduct research and enhance their research skill set while completing clinical training, i.e., during the years of residency and clinical fellowship. Support through this administrative supplement program is expected to enhance the scientific and professional development of the individuals, speed their transition to research independence as physician-scientists, and contribute to scientific knowledge that advances the mission of the NIMH.

Important points about eligibility:

  • NIMH-supported R01, R21, R21/R33, R34, R37, P01, P20, P30, P50, U01, UH2/UH3, UM1, and U19 research projects are eligible for this supplement program
  • NIH DP1, DP2 and and DP5/UP5 awards may be eligible for this program if the funded research is aligned with the mission and strategic priorities of the NIMH
  • The parent grant must be active and have sufficient time remaining to provide a productive supplement period, generally at least two years
  • The research proposed in the supplement must be within the general scope of the peer-reviewed activities and aims of the parent grant

Please view the following link for additional information and about how to apply: