NIH – Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

January 30, 2018 by School of Medicine Webmaster

This is a re-issue of an important FOA.  These supplements are available to a broad array of activity codes (e.g., R01, P01, DP1).  See list provided in the FOA.

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) announce the continuation of the program for administrative supplements to research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after taking time off for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances. The aim of these supplements is to encourage such individuals to re-enter research careers within the missions of all the program areas of NIH. This program will provide administrative supplements to existing NIH research grants for the purpose of supporting full-time or part-time research by these individuals to update their existing research skills and knowledge, while contributing to the scope of the original project. 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 (K) award, a research award (R), or some other form of research support.

This program is designed to offer opportunities to women and men who have interrupted their research careers as described in Section III, “Eligible Candidates for the Supplement Program.” The supplement aims to provide an opportunity for these individuals in reestablishing their careers in biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social science research.

In all cases, the proposed research experience must be an integral part of the approved, ongoing research of the parent award, and it must have the potential to contribute significantly to the research career development of the candidate. The individual supported under this supplemental award must be afforded the opportunity to act as a full participant in the research project and must be given an opportunity to update and enhance her or his research capabilities. This will allow the candidate to begin the process of establishing or re-establishing a career as a productive, competitive research investigator. Supplemental awards are expected to strengthen the existing research program and reflect the overall programmatic balance and priorities of the funding program of the NIH.

Note: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

Special Note: Because NIH ICs may have varying degrees of flexibility in interpreting and implementing the Re-entry program, potential applicants should consult with the contact at the NIH awarding component at the earliest possible stage to discuss his or her unique situation (see Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts).

Deadlines:  Due dates may vary by awarding IC.  See table in the FOA.


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