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Supplements to Promote Re-Entry and Re-Integration into Health-Related Research Careers

The goal of this program is to provide support for a mentored research training experience for individuals with high potential to re-enter or re-integrate into an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances. This program encourages re-entry and re-integration administrative supplement applications to existing NIH research grants to support full or part-time mentored research experiences by these individuals. The supplement grants are intended to provide these scientists with an opportunity to update or extend their research skills and knowledge and prepare them to re-establish their careers in basic biomedical, behavioral, clinical, translational, or social science research. It is anticipated that by the completion of the supplement support period, the re-entry/re-integration scientist will be prepared to apply for a fellowship (F), career development (K) award, a research award (R), or other types of independent research support.

The re-entry supplements program provides mentored research training opportunities for individuals with doctoral degrees for a minimum of 1 year to re-enter biomedical research after interruption of their research careers for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances.

The re-integration program addresses the critical need to provide individuals, including predoctoral students, who are adversely affected by unsafe or discriminatory environments resulting from unlawful harassment, to rapidly transition into new safer and more supportive research environments. The goal is to provide these individuals with a timely and seamless continuation of their research training programs and to safely reintegrate into the biomedical workforce. Unsafe environments may consist of threatening behavior such as sexual and gender harassment; harassment based on being a member of a racial, ethnic, sexual, or gender minority group; disability-based aggression; aggressions associated with religion; and other similar circumstances.

In all cases, the proposed research experience must be within the scope of the NIH-supported grant project and be an integral part of the approved, ongoing research of the parent award.

Potential applicants should note the NIDCD-specific information for this program:

Current complete guidelines can be obtained here.

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