NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 3, January 31, 1997


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  Grants Administration/Policy+ 


National Institute of General Medical Sciences


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published guidelines for

the support of National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual

Postdoctoral Fellows (NIH Guide, Vol. 25, No. 31, September 20,

1996).  That notice stated that individuals may receive up to three

years of aggregate NRSA support at the postdoctoral level.  The

purpose of the postdoctoral fellowship is to provide support for

research training.  It is generally recognized that the longer an

individual is in a given laboratory the less additional real training

occurs.  The purpose of this notice is to inform the applicant

community that the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

(NIGMS) will in general provide support for up to a maximum of three

years, less any time that the fellow has already spent in the

sponsor's laboratory at the time of award.  For example, if an

applicant has been in the sponsor's laboratory for one year at the

time of award, NIGMS may provide NRSA support for an additional two

years.  In addition, applicants who will have already been in the

sponsors laboratory for two or more years at the time of award should

note that NIGMS will consider this factor in deciding whether or not

to make an award.  Applicants requesting or receiving only one year

of support should recognize the responsibilities associated with NRSA

payback obligations.  This is not a new policy for NIGMS but rather

the articulation of a standing practice.  Extension of the award

period beyond three years in the sponsor's laboratory may be

requested for an unusual circumstance such as an unforeseen new

training opportunity.




Dr. Michael R. Martin

Division of Extramural Activities

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

45 Center Drive  MSC 6200

Bethesda, MD  20892-6200

Telephone:  (301) 594-3910




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