Opportunity for Outstanding DEIA Mentors to Apply for Supplemental Funding

Guest blog by Dr. Marie Bernard, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH. Originally posted on the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity blog. Marie A. Bernard, M.D. NIH Office of the Director/Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity I am pleased to announce the availability of administrative supplements that recognize the essential role of effective mentorship in developing future researchers and building a diverse scientific workforce. Through the reissue of a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) led by the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) office, NIH will award up to $18 million in Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), contingent upon NIH funding. These institutional awards supplement the existing awards of program directors and principal investigators who engage in outstanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) mentorship. Because such efforts may not be appropriately recognized or compensated, this NOSI aims to reach individuals with limited NIH support. Research indicates that successful mentoring relationships can positively impact the career trajectory of scientists and foster more inclusive research environments. For example, it is well-established that effective mentorship provides psychosocial and career support, self-efficacy, and science identity, which can help individuals achieve academic and career milestones. Based on this evidence, NIH initiated DEIA mentorship supplements...
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