Researchers with active grants from NSF or NIH may have the opportunity to request supplemental funding, on top of their original grant, to fund a range of activities, including additional research, travel, student support, and activities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Supplemental grants are awarded at the decision of the cognizant program officer, without needing to go through the traditional grant review process. PIs interested in seeking supplemental funding are advised to begin this process by speaking with their NSF or NIH program officer.
Strategic Research Initiatives Guidance
National Science Foundation (NSF)
- NSF allows requests for supplemental funding, as described in the NSF PAPPG. Common supplement requests include Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), and Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS).
National Institutes of Health (NIH)