Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for Providing Research Experiences for Data Scientists

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements. Through this notice, NHGRI seeks to attract early-career researchers with predoctoral data science training into the genomics workforce.This supplement is intended to support NHGRI-funded projects at domestic institutions to enhance genomics research experiences of master’s level data scientists. Examples include both individuals who have completed MS degrees in data science and those with MS degrees in areas connected to data science (e.g., mathematics/statistics/computer science/computational biology).

The research education of the participants supported by the supplements will incorporate didactic, research, and career development elements to prepare individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on genomic data science-related research needs of the Nation.

An applicant institution, normally identified by having a unique Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number or National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Profile File (IPF)Number, may only submit one application.


  • Duke Internal: April 1, 2020
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, the parent award must be active in June 30, 2021 and not be in an extension period. This supplement is a one year award.

Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $125,000 total costs per year and must reflect the actual needs of the research experience.Institutions can request a maximum of one year of support. NHGRI anticipates making two awards contingent upon funds available and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Support in the form of salary and wages is allowed. Program-supported participants may not concurrently hold another federally sponsored stipend, fellowship, or other federal award that duplicates support.

Support for participants can include fringe benefits, and tuition remission and fees (if applicable and necessary for providing fundamental knowledge in genomics and a research experience).

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

  • NIH biosketch of PI/PD
  • 1-page Program Plan (for the actual submission, the Program Plan can be up to 6 pages)

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials:

Internal Deadline

April 1, 2020

External Deadline

May 1, 2020