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Working at NIEHS

Fellows' Career Development

Working at NIEHS

Fellows' Career Development

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Fellows at NIEHS enjoy a wide range of benefits, positioning NIEHS as a top place to conduct a fellowship. Learn more about some of these benefits below.


Learn about the accredited, sustainable childcare facility located onsite at the NIEHS | EPA campus.


Learn about banking and mortgage loan options available to fellows through the NIH Credit Union.


The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) fully covers healthcare premiums for fellows and their families. Learn more about the healthcare plan.


Discover tips for planning a move to North Carolina.


Learn more about the highly competitive stipends that NIEHS fellows receive.

Policies and Guidelines

Fellows enjoy a wide range of opportunities at NIEHS. Learn more about the policies and guidelines associated with these opportunities.


  • In order to be approved for logical and physical access to NIH facilities and systems, candidates must be able to pass a Federal background check, using Standard Form-85.
  • Section 14 of the form asks, “In the last year, have you used, possessed, supplied, or manufactured illegal drugs?” The question pertains to the illegal use of drugs or controlled substances in accordance with Federal laws, even though permissible under state laws.

Handbooks and Resources

Find the answers to many policy-related questions in OITE’s comprehensive handbooks and resources.

Outside Activities

Learn about outside activities, such as teaching a class, that fellows may be able to participate in.

Parental Leave

NIEHS offers fellows 8 weeks of paid maternity leave and additional flexible leave options if needed.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

NIH requires a minimum of 8 hours RCR training over the course of your fellowship.

Travel Policies

Learn about travel policies for NIEHS fellows.

Vacation and Holiday

Learn about the vacation and holiday policies for NIEHS fellows.
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