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The NIH Diversity in Extramural Programs website: 6 Resources for biomedical scholars and rising investigators

By April 15, 2017No Comments

The new NIH Diversity in Extramural Programs website features excellent resources for scholars and rising investigators across each career stage of research. Learn how diversity supports the mission of the National Institutes of Health, find opportunities to participate in diversity programs, meet researchers, and more. Whether you are a science student, trainee, faculty member, or someone who is interested in diversity programs, you can find what you are looking for.

Below is a sample of six of the many exciting resources, tools, and opportunities for you to discover on this new website.

NIH Diversity website

  1. Explore Career Pathways:

    Discover research training programs, fellowships, and career opportunities. Learn vital success strategies for careers in the sciences and explore your options as you progress.

  1. Why Diversity Matters to NIH:

    Find out why diversity matters to the NIH & what diversity means in extramural programs. Learn about the groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences.

  1. Meet NIH-Funded Researchers:

    Read the profiles of researchers from underrepresented backgrounds who have made strides in their careers and received various forms of NIH support.

  1. The Role a Mentor Plays:

    Learn how senior leaders and faculty members can play key roles in enhancing the diversity within institutional programs.

  1. Strategies for Recruitment and Retention:

    Plan recruitment and retention strategies to reach out and enhance the diversity in the pool of applicants for all programs.

  1. Training and Mentoring Resources:

    Take advantage of training and published studies to better engage mentees and students at all stages of development.

Diversity Supplements Contacts

Find here a comprehensive list of contacts and application details in order to apply for a diversity supplement. Mentees may contact their local research insitutions to find a PI willing to sponsor them and apply for a research supplement. Mentors looking to sponsor a junior researcher or student from groups identified as underrepresented may look to this page for guidance and contact info to begin the application process.

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