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Funding Mechanisms for Special Populations

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​The NICHD offers certain mechanisms to assist special populations in getting funding to conduct research or research training, to build research infrastructure, or to get involved in the biomedical research enterprise. These mechanisms are listed below.

G11 Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award Program
  • Formerly the Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA)
  • For domestic and international programs
  • Supports scientific faculty and academic science administrators at eligible institutions for establishing or enhancing an office of sponsored research and for other research infrastructure needs.
  • Aims to produce a cadre of trained research administrators in countries with limited resources to facilitate and/or develop the appropriate administrative infrastructure in their home institution for the implementation of a rigorous research program.
  • NICHD Contacts:
  • Current FOA:
Administrative Supplement to Promote Diversity Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)
  • Provides support for students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that are underrepresented.
  • Candidates may include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • NICHD Contacts:
  • Current FOA:
Administrative Supplement to Promote Re-Entry Research Supplement to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)

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