Author: Dr. Shakira Nelson

With a background in immunology and infectious diseases, Shakira oversees research supplements to promote diversity in health-related research, and administers programs that include diversity-focused institutional research training grants, support for scientific meetings, and research on interventions.

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NIGMS Diversity Supplements Available to Support Faculty Members


We’re pleased to announce that NIGMS is now accepting diversity supplement applications to support faculty-level investigators developing independent research careers (NOT-GM-21-014). This opportunity is part of our Diversity Supplements Program, which facilitates the recruitment and training of promising scientists from diverse backgrounds (e.g., individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce).

The supplements provide either short- or long-term research support to early career faculty members wishing to participate in ongoing research projects while further developing their research skills and establishing an independent research career.

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