Supplemental Funding Opportunities

Principal Investigators with existing NSF-funded and NIH-funded projects can request supplemental funding for most projects. Identified below are examples of supplemental funding opportunities:

Existing NSF Projects


Research Experiences for Undergraduates - student funding for undergraduate research on an NSF project.


Research Experiences for Teachers - funding for K-12 science teachers to work with researchers on the project.


Research Opportunity Award - enables faculty from predominantly undergraduate institutions (including community colleges) to pursue research as visiting scientists with NSF-funded investigators.


Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities - provides special equipment and assistance to individuals with physical disabilities.


Research Assistantships for High School Students - supplements active BIO awards; intended to broaden participation of underrepresented minority groups in the U.S.


National Institute of Standards and Technology - promotes basic and applied scientific research collaboration with researchers from NIST as part of ongoing research.

International Collaboration

Seeks to increase US collaborative activities with foreign researchers at every academic level on existing NSF grants.

Note: NSF program officers may approve up to 20% of the award amount of an existing NSF grant without a request for outside review (only internal NSF review is needed). Prior to submitting requests to NSF, discuss the submission with your NSF program officer who can evaluate the project's budget and determine whether any remaining program funding can be allocated to supplemental funding requests. Requests may be submitted anytime in the fiscal year. There are no separate program funds for supplemental funding.

Existing NIH Projects

Administrative supplemental funding is available for existing grants/projects in these areas:

Cancer Center grants promoting clinical research studies on pediatric Burkitt Lymphoma in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through collaborations and research partnerships between NCI-designated Cancer Centers and LMIC partner institutions.

NIMH research projects supporting advanced research experiences for outstanding early career physicians and medical students from underrepresented backgrounds.

NIMH clinical training projects to enable continuity of research experiences of MD/PhDs during clinical training.

NIH Institutes and Centers projects promoting biomedical and behavioral research career re-entry.

NIH Institutes and Centers projects promoting diversity in health-related research.

NHLBI awards to expand HIV-related heart, lung, blood, and sleep research within the original Council-approved scope of the parent award. Examples of responsive requests would include, but not limited to:

  • Enhancing specific aims related to HIV-related heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders
  • Including studies of HIV-relevant animal and cell models
  • Increasing sample sizes of HIV-related heart, lung, blood, and sleep studies
  • Enriching heart, lung, blood, and sleep study populations with HIV-infected subjects to allow for meaningful subgroup analysis
  • Enhancing research of blood and blood cells, including stem cells, as resources for transfusion or transplantation that is related to the prevention of HIV transmission or for HIV cure

The requested award budget cannot exceed $150,000 in direct costs, must be completed within the approved project period of the parent award, and stay within the original Council-approved scope of the parent award.

LINCS Program grants to support generation of new data that will also advance LINCS program goals. Projects considered to be responsive may include, but are not limited to:

  • Requesting profiling using assays already implemented in one or more of the LINCS DSGCs (see FAQ for details) of specific cell types of interest to and provided by the applicant. For example, an applicant may wish to study lung biology with appropriate cells provided by their laboratories in collaboration with one or more of the LINCS centers, with the latter performing the screening assays and generating the corresponding signatures
  • Profiling of iPS-derived cells representing specific diseases/tissues along with analysis of signatures in collaborations with LINCS centers
  • Requesting profiling of specific perturbations of relevance to specific scientific domains along with analysis of the resulting signatures with LINCS centers
  • Extend the LINCS cell types, assays or perturbations by providing access to new assays with follow up analysis with LINCS centers that will enable deeper understanding of a specific biology or disease phenomena
  • Collaborating with the LINCS Data Coordinating and Integration Center to deposit signatures in the LINCS signature database; requesting assistance in establishing appropriate metadata elements or extending the database to capture more complex signatures