Supplemental Funding Opportunities
Supplemental awards are non-competing awards that increase the funding to an existing grant above and beyond what was originally awarded. Reasons for supplemental awards:
- Increased costs due to modifications in design or a desire to add a closely related component to the ongoing project.
- Request or opportunity from the sponsor to increase an agency specific goal (e.g. diversity, equity and inclusion by hiring an additional student, faculty or post-doc researcher on the project.
If you have found a supplemental opportunity or if a program officer has requested that you apply to one, please reach out to Research Development.
NIH Supplemental Funding
NIH offers three main types of supplemental funding:
- If you need additional money due to unforeseen costs, apply to Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements
- NIH has an administrative supplement specifically to address diversity, equity and inclusion: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- NIH posts Notices of Special Interest (NOSI) that fund a specific topic of interest to already funded investigators. Search for NOSI here.
NSF Supplemental Funding
NSF offers many supplements designed to achieve specific objectives. Below is a sample of supplemental funding opportunities at NSF. Search for more opportunities here.
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Supplemental Funding in Computer and Information Science and Engineering
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites Supplemental Funding for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) Scholars in Computer and Information Science and Engineering
- Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity
- Supplemental Funding Opportunity to Support Student Design Projects Directly Related to NSF Research
Other Federal Agencies
Other federal agencies do not typically have standing supplemental funding opportunities. They may however, occasionally issue one via grants.gov, a special notice, their program webpage or other mechanism. Agencies known to do this are the Department of Defense, NASA, Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation and the Department of Education.