NIGMS will consider providing supplemental funding to a pre-existing (i.e., awarded before Fiscal Year 2020) MARC (T34) program that encounters a gap in funding as a consequence of the restructuring of the NIGMS diversity enhancing programs. Pre-existing diversity enhancing programs will be allowed to reach the end of their grant cycles; however, going forward, each institution will be eligible for one undergraduate program (either a MARC T34 or a U-RISE T34), one Ph.D. level graduate program (either a IMSD T32 or a
G-RISE T32), and master's students will be supported exclusively through the
Bridges to the Doctorate program. For cases where parallel programs for undergraduates, master's, and/or Ph.D. level participants or trainees end at the same time, there is no need for supplemental funding. If, however, a gap is experienced because of staggered end dates, there may be a need for supplemental funding to provide support for trainees during this transition period.
To be eligible for a supplement, the pre-existing T34 grant funding period must not have ended at the time of submission (i.e., grants in a “no cost extension” are not eligible to apply). Grantees are encouraged to submit the supplement request 3 to 6 months before the end of the grant funding period. If a new award is issued after Fiscal Year 2020 to support undergraduates (either U-RISE T34 or MARC T34), the pre-existing MARC program will not be eligible for supplemental funding, unless otherwise justified. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In making funding recommendations, only the programs that meet the following criteria will be considered:
Requests for supplemental funding must be submitted through the FOA
PA-18-591. The application should include:
Supplemental Funding Budget Guidelines:
Support may be requested for students currently appointed who will be continuing their training during the supplemental funding period. The following budget line items should be included:
Supplemental funding is dependent upon the availability of funds.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the program officers, Sydella Blatch and Patrick H. Brown, for additional details.
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