Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry, Re-integration into, and Re-training in Health-Related Research Careers (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The goal of this NOSI is to provide information to the extramural community regarding an administrative supplement to provide full or part-time mentored research training experiences for individuals with high potential to re-enter, re-integrate into, or re-train in an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances as described below. 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 or revitalize 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  awardee will be prepared to apply for a fellowship (F), career development (K) award, a research award (R), SBIR/STTR, or other types of independent research support.

The Re-entry Supplements  is intended to provide mentored research training opportunities for a minimum of 1 year to re-enter biomedical research to individuals with doctoral degrees who have interrupted 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 intimidation or bullying, 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 program 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.

The Re-training and Re-tooling Program provides support and protected time for a mentored research experience that allows an early or mid-career candidate to obtain new skills that can allow the candidate to go to a new research direction while augmenting the parent grant. The intent of the program is to facilitate inter-disciplinary partnerships and cross-sector collaborations that would enable the scholar to acquire specialized skills and novel perspectives that would augment the chances for the advancement of their careers.


Expiration Date: October 09, 2026

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Eligibility Requirements

A parent grant may support only one individual on a re-entry/reintegration/re-training supplement award. Candidates may receive support from only one NIH award at a time but may be supported by more than one supplement during the development of their research careers.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 9, 2026