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Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical Research

Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical, Behavioral, Clinical and Social Science Research Careers

The Program of Research Supplements is intended to encourage individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after taking time off to care for children or to attend to other family responsibilities. Principal investigators with funded, eligible grants from the NIEHS may apply for administrative supplements to support full-time or part-time research by individuals reentering the workforce. Research programs should be geared to bring their existing research skills and knowledge up to date. It is anticipated that at the completion of the supplement, the re-entry scientist will be in a position to apply for a career development award, a research award, or some other form of independent research support. Candidates must have a doctoral degree, and have been in a postdoctoral level research staff or a faculty level position at the time they left active research. The duration of the career interruption should be at least one year, and no more than eight years. The program is not intended to support additional graduate training and is not intended to support career changes from non-research to research careers for individuals without prior research training. Candidates who have begun the re-entry process through a fellowship, traineeship or similar mechanism are not eligible. The candidate should be in complete or partial hiatus from research activities at the time of the application.

See the full announcement.

Application Procedures

Applicants should follow the instructions provided in the full announcement. Grantees are encouraged to contact their program officers before submitting an administrative supplement.

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