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Excused Leave

Fellows' Career Development

Excused Leave

Fellows' Career Development

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(Source: NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education)

Leave of Absence Request

If you are an IRTA/CRTA or Visiting Fellow, your stipend may continue for up to 12 weeks of absence for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child or other family health care. In addition, ICs must excuse absences to accommodate a trainee’s military obligations, i.e., active duty, active duty training, and inactive duty training Not to Exceed (NTE) six weeks per year. Additional absence without stipend can be requested.

For more vacation, leave and holiday information

What if I need additional family leave beyond 12 weeks?

The NIH Intramural program has developed a policy to allow postdoctoral fellows several options for increasing flexibility and temporarily reducing effort while remaining connected to their research and the NIH community during times of intense family needs. Read more about the flexible arrangement options in this policy, termed "Keep the Thread."

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