C. Recruitment Plan to Enhance Diversity diagram

The Recruitment Plan to Enhance Diversity is the third section of the main 25-page Program Plan. Mentors are expected to actively participate in recruitment. Required by most training grants, this document should address:

  • Proposed Plans: Describe plans to identify and recruit a diverse cohort of trainees during the proposed award period
    • Consider the success and/or failures of past recruitment strategies
    • Describe specific efforts to be undertaken and how these relate to recruitment efforts of the medical school, graduate school, and the university at large
    • Highlight efforts to recruit from diverse institutions
    • Note: Just describing institutional recruitment practices alone will not be sufficient to satisfy this requirement
    • Training grant faculty are expected to be actively involved in recruitment efforts
  • For New Applications only: Describe plans to enhance recruitment as the program progresses with specific strategies to target trainees from underrepresented groups
  • For Renewal Applications only: Describe in detail experiences in recruiting trainees from underrepresented groups during the previous funding period, including what was successful and unsuccessful; note how the proposed plan reflects the program’s past experiences in recruiting individuals from underrepresented groups; reference information from Table 7

*Visit our Diversity Supplement webpage to learn about NIH’s definition of Diversity 

Page Limit: Must fit within the Program Plan’s 25 page maximum. About 2 pages.

Additional Information: Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031)

Component Instruction Index

Access detailed instructions for each component of the Research Training Program Plan. If you have further questions contact GSUTraining@mednet.ucla.edu