The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director announces the availability of administrative supplements to expand existing research to focus on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) health.
Principal Investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants, listed in the full Funding
Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are notified that funds may be available for administrative supplements to meet increased costs that are within the scope of the approved award, but that were unforeseen when the new or renewal application or grant progress report for non-competing continuation support was submitted.
Applications for administrative supplements are considered prior approval requests (as described in Section 8. 1. 2. 11 of the NIH Grants Policy Statement) and will be routed directly to the Grants Management Officer of the parent award.
Although requests for administrative supplements may be submitted through this FOA, there is no guarantee that funds are available from the awarding IC or for any specific grant.
All applicants are encouraged to discuss potential requests with the awarding IC.
Additionally, prior to submission, applicants must review the awarding IC's web site to ensure they meet the IC's requirements.
SGM populations include, but are not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and individuals with differences or disorders of sexual development (sometimes referred to as intersex or as specific diagnoses).
This trans-NIH effort, which involves multiple Institutes, Centers and Offices from across NIH, is intended to encourage investigation in this growing, field of research.
To increase our collective understanding of the broad range of research needed to address the unique health issues of SGM populations, the supplement will focus on areas of research interest, including, but not limited to:
studies on increased disease risk; mental, behavioral and social health; approaches to personalized medicine; access to care; reprod