The purpose of this NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) Administrative Supplement Program is to support summer research experiences in the environmental health sciences for high school students; college undergraduates; master’s degree candidates; medical students; secondary school science teachers; and science professors from community, junior, or technical colleges as well as primarily undergraduate institutions. These supplements are intended to introduce students and teachers to research in the environmental health sciences that would not otherwise be available to them through their regular course of study.
- Any NIEHS-supported R01, R21, R15, R35, R37, or P01 that is active during the supplement award period is eligible.
- Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of a currently funded basic and/or clinical DERT research project. All Program Director/Principal Investigators (PD/PIs) are strongly encouraged to discuss potential requests with the NIEHS DERT program director of the award for which they wish to submit a supplement application. See https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/index.cfm for DERT program director contact information.
- The summer participant must be newly recruited and not currently funded in any way by the PD/PI.
- All summer participants must be identified in the application.
- Only one supplement application will be accepted from each NIEHS-funded PD/PI, even if they hold multiple qualifying awards.
- Applications are for one summer of funding at a time.
- A participant may be supported for a second summer provided they are not supported by the PD/PI during the intervening months.
- Summer experiences will take place at the institution of the awarded PD/PI.
- Awards under this program are limited to summer participants who are citizens, non-citizen nationals, or legal permanent residents of 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). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to be supported as a summer participant.
Application Due Date(s) – January 31, 2022; January 31, 2023 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.