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Procedures for Program Guidance, Submission, and Review of Diversity and Reentry Research Supplement Applications

(Supplementary Information)


This supplementary information applies to applications requesting selected research supplements to active National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) grants. Its purpose is to clarify the application process and is not intended to substitute for the specific program announcements (PA). These are:

In all cases, at the time of a supplemental award, the parent grant must have support remaining for a reasonable period (usually two years or more). All additional costs must be within the scope of the peer-reviewed and approved project.  

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) and non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

Supplemental awards under this program are limited to citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or to individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (i.e., in possession of an Alien Registration Receipt Card or some other legal evidence of admission for permanent residence at the time of application).

Review and Funding of Applications​

The processing and review of administrative supplement applications submitted to the NIDCR  requires approximately eight weeks from the date of receipt to a funding decision. 

Administrative supplement applications will undergo administrative evaluation by NIDCR staff, including the Grants Management Specialist,  he relevant Program Officer, and the Chief, Research Training and Career Development Branch. 

Funding decisions are generally dependent on: 1) the merit of the application and 2) the availability of funds. 

Program Guidance in Development of the Application 

The Principal Investigator (PI) of the NIDCR grant, who will serve as mentor for the individual (the candidate) to be supported through the supplement, should contact both Dr. Lynn King and his/her relevant Program Official (PO) prior to submission of an application.  NIDCR staff will answer questions and generally explain the underrepresented minority, disability, or reentry supplement program to the PI. 

General Inquiries

For general information about the “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research" and “Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers,” please contact:

Dr. Lynn Mertens King
Chief, Research Training and Career Development Branch 
6701 Democracy Blvd, Room 690
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 594-5006
Fax: (301) 402-7033

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This page last updated: October 23, 2015