This Program Announcement expires on April 1, 2004 unless reissued.

SUPPLEMENTS TO PROMOTE REENTRY INTO BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH CAREERS

Release Date:  April 9, 2001 

PA NUMBER:  PA-01-081 (Replaced by PA-04-126)
                      (see modification in NOT-OD-01-055)
                      (see NOT-DK-04-012 and NOT-MH-04-003)


National Institutes of Health
Office of Research on Women’s Health

PURPOSE

The Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) along 
with the Office of Research on Women’s Health announce a continuing program 
for administrative supplements to research grants to support individuals with 
high potential to reenter an active research career after taking time off to 
care for children or attend to other family responsibilities. The aim of 
these supplements is to encourage such individuals to reenter 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 in a program geared to bring their existing research skills and 
knowledge up to date. It is anticipated that at the completion of the 
supplement, the reentry scientist will be in a position to apply for a career 
development (K) award, a research award, or some other form on independent 
research support.

The NIH recognizes the need to increase the number of women and minorities 
and people with disabilities in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social 
science research careers. Among the reasons for the low representation of 
women may be the fact that women bear a majority of the responsibilities 
surrounding child and family care. To address this issue, this program is 
designed to offer opportunities to women and men who have interrupted their 
research careers to care for children or parents or to attend to other family 
responsibilities. A second objective of the program is to mentor and guide 
those who receive support to reestablish careers in biomedical, behavioral, 
clinical or social science research. Participating NIH institutes are listed 
at the end of the announcement.

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010

The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health 
promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2010," a PHS 
led national activity for setting priority areas.  This Program Announcement 
(PA), Title of PA, is related to one or more of the priority areas.   
Potential applicants may obtain a copy of "Healthy People 2010" at 
http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS: Only the following active NIH award 
mechanisms at domestic institutions are eligible for Supplements to Promote 
Reentry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers:  R01, R10, R18, R24, 
R35, R37, P01, P40, P41, P50, P51, U54, P60, U01, U10, and G12. Principal 
Investigators on such awards are invited to submit a request for an 
administrative supplement to the awarding component of the parent grant to 
support an eligible candidate interested in reestablishing a research career. 
The parent grant should have at least two years of support remaining at the 
time of the proposed beginning date of the supplemental funding. The 
rationale for this policy is to assure ample opportunity for the candidate to 
develop further her or his research skills. A maximum of three years of 
supplemental support can be awarded under this program. Usually, a research 
grant or a subproject of a multi-project grant would support only one 
administrative supplement including Research Supplements for Underrepresented 
Minorities, Research Supplements for Individuals with Disabilities, or 
Research Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical, Behavioral, 
Clinical, and Social Science Research Careers. Grants most likely to support 
more than a single administrative supplement are multi-project awards.

CANDIDATES:  Candidates must have a doctoral degree, such as M.D., D.D.S., 
Ph.D., O.D., D.V.M., or equivalent; at least two years of postdoctoral 
research experience; and must have had sufficient prior research experience 
to qualify for a doctoral level research staff or faculty position at the 
time they left active research. Candidates who have begun the reentry process 
through a fellowship, traineeship, or similar mechanism are not eligible for 
this program. Awards will be limited to citizens or non-citizen nationals of the 
United States or to individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent 
residence (i.e., in possession of an Alien Registration Receipt Card) at the 
time of application.

The following guidelines will generally be applied with discretion by the 
individual Institutes and Centers (ICs). In general, the duration of the 
career interruption should be for at least one year and no more than eight 
years. Examples of qualifying interruptions would include child rearing; an 
incapacitating illness or injury of the candidate, spouse, partner, or a 
member of the immediate family; relocation to accommodate a spouse, partner, 
or other close family member; pursuit of non-research endeavors that would 
permit earlier retirement of debt incurred in obtaining a doctoral degree; 
and military service. 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. 
Generally, at the time of application, a candidate should not be engaged in 
full-time paid research activities. Because NIH Institutes and Centers may 
have varying degrees of flexibility in interpreting and implementing the 
reentry 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.

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

In all cases, the proposed research must be directly related to the funded 
approved ongoing research of the parent grant or cooperative agreement. The 
individual supported under this supplemental award, hereafter called the 
reentry candidate, 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 reestablishing a career as 
a productive, competitive research investigator. Supplemental awards will be 
consistent with the goals of strengthening the existing research program and 
with the overall programmatic balance and priorities of the funding program 
of the NIH.

Administrative supplements provided under this program may be for either 
part-time or full-time support for the candidate, and all supported time is 
to be spent updating and enhancing research skills. Proposed part-time 
appointments may not be less than 50% effort.

The requested salary and fringe benefits for a reentry candidate must be in 
accordance with the salary structure of the grantee institution, consistent 
with the level of effort. An additional amount up to $10,000 may be requested 
for supplies, domestic travel, and publication costs relevant to the proposed 
research. Equipment may not be purchased as a part of this supplement without 
justification and specific prior approval of the NIH.

The decision to fund a supplement will take six to eight weeks from the time 
all of the necessary information is received by the awarding IC in an 
acceptable format. During the first budget period, funds will be provided as 
an administrative supplement to the parent grant. In subsequent years, 
continued funding for the supplement is contingent on funding of the parent 
grant and cannot extend beyond the current competitive segment of the parent 
grant.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

A request for a supplement may be made at any time during the funding year, 
providing there will be two full years of funding remaining for the parent 
grant at the time of funding. In making requests, the grantee institution, on 
behalf of the Principal Investigator, SHOULD SUBMIT THE REQUEST FOR 
SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS DIRECTLY TO THE AWARDING COMPONENT THAT SUPPORTS THE 
PARENT GRANT. The request is NOT to be submitted to the NIH Center for 
Scientific Review. Principal Investigators are encouraged to obtain the 
address for submission from the NIH program administrator on the parent 
grant.

The request for a supplemental award must include the following:

1.  A completed face page (with appropriate signatures) from grant 
application form PHS 398 including the title and grant number of the parent 
grant on line 1 and the type of supplement being requested on line 2.

2. A brief, three- or four-page description, prepared by the Principal 
Investigator of the parent grant, that includes:

a.  A summary or abstract of the funded grant or project
b.  A description of the research proposed for the candidate
c.  A description of how the supplement will expand and foster the 
independent research capabilities of the candidate
d.  A description of how the proposed research relates to the specific 
research goals and objectives of the parent grant
e.  A description of the scope and nature of the mentoring relationship 
between the Principal Investigator and the candidate

3. A brief statement prepared by the candidate, which includes:
a.  Research objectives and career goals
b.  Length of and reason for career hiatus
c.  A description of how the candidate has kept current or attempted to keep 
current in her/his field
d.  Identification of any steps already taken toward reentry (if any, such as 
attending scientific meetings)

4. A biographical sketch of the candidate that includes:
a.  Curriculum vitae
b.  Social Security number
c.  Citizenship status
d.  Publications
e.  Other evidence of scientific achievement
f.  Current source of support

5.  A proposed budget entered on budget pages from the grant application form 
PHS 398 related to the percent effort for the research proposed for the 
reentry candidate during the first and future budget period(s). (The amount 
requested for the supplement must coincide with the current period of 
support. Thus, if the initial budget period requested is less than 12 months, 
the budget must be prorated accordingly.)

6.  Documentation if applicable, that the proposed research is approved by 
the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or human subjects 
Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the grantee institution.

7.  Under unusual circumstances where the applicant and mentor would be at a 
site other than the grantee institution, an appropriately signed letter from 
the institution where the research is to be conducted must also be submitted.

The request must be signed by the Principal Investigator, the reentry 
candidate, and the appropriate institution business official.

REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS

The program staff of the individual ICs will review requests for supplements 
using the following general criteria:

o the qualifications of the reentry candidate, including career goals, prior 
research training, research potential, and any relevant experience

o the plan for the proposed research experience in the supplemental request 
and its relationship to the parent grant

o evidence from the Principal Investigator that the experience will enhance 
the research potential, knowledge, and/or skills of the reentry candidate

o evidence from the Principal Investigator that the activities of the reentry 
candidate are an integral part of the project

o evidence of effort by the reentry candidate to initiate the reentry 
process, such as attending scientific meetings, keeping current with journals

o evidence that proposed research will achieve the stated objectives of the 
reentry supplements

o evidence that the Principal Investigator understands the importance of the 
mentoring component of this supplement and has prepared a mentoring plan

In noncompeting continuation applications, the progress report for the 
reentry supplement should be clearly delineated from the progress report for 
the parent grant. The progress report should include information about the 
research activities supported by the supplement, even if support for future 
years is not requested. Since these applications will undergo administrative 
review, summary statements will not be produced. This is consistent with NIH 
practice for other similar programs, such as those referenced in the 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS section of this program announcement.

INQUIRIES

For general information about the reentry supplements, candidates and 
Principal Investigators should contact the program official of the 
appropriate awarding Institute or Center. Candidates who have not yet made 
contact with a Principal Investigator are encouraged to contact the program 
official whose institute or center is specific to the research interest. 
Program officials from the respective awarding institutes or centers are 
listed below.

OFFICE OF RESEARCH ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
Joyce Rudick
Director, Programs and Management
Building 1, Room 201
Bethesda, MD 20892-0161
Telephone: (301)402-1770
FAX: (301)402-1798
Email: jr27q@nih.gov
Web site: http://www4.od.nih.gov/orwh/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
Ernestine Vanderveen, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Collaborative Research
6000 Executive Blvd, Room 302
Bethesda, MD  20892-7003
Telephone:  (301) 443-2531
FAX:  (301) 480-2358
Email:  tv9f@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
Robin A. Barr, Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director, 
Office of Extramural Affairs
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2C218
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205
Telephone:  (301) 496-9322
FAX:  (301) 402-2945
Email:  rb42h@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nih.gov/nia/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Milton J. Hernandez, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Special Populations and Research Training
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 2133
Bethesda, MD  20892-7610
Telephone:  (301) 496-3775
FAX:  (301) 496-8729
Email:  mh35c@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.niaid.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN DISEASES
Julia Freeman, Ph.D.
Director, Centers Program
45 Center Drive, Room 5AS-19F
Bethesda, MD  20892-6500
Telephone:  (301) 594-5052
FAX:  (301) 480-4543
Email:  jf43z@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nih.gov/niams/grants/ep10.htm

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D.
Chief, Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch
6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 7018A
Bethesda, MD  20892-8347
Telephone:  (301) 496-7344
FAX:  (301) 402-4551
Email:  ssl65i@nih.gov
Web site: http://minorityopportunities.nci.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 
Louis A. Quatrano, Ph.D. 
Director, Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Engineering Program 
6100 Executive Blvd, Room 2A-03 
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510 
Telephone:  (301) 402-2242 
FAX:  (301) 402-0832 
Email:  lq2n@nih.gov 
Web site: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D.
Chief, Scientific Programs Branch
Division of Extramural Research
Executive Plaza South, Room 400C
6120 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD  20892-7180
Telephone:  (301) 496-5061
FAX:  (301) 402-6251
Email:  jc148m@nih.gov 
Web site: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH
Norman S. Braveman, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Clinical, Behavioral and Health Promotion Research
45 Center Drive, Room 4AN-24B
Bethesda, MD  20892-6402
Telephone:  (301) 594-2089
FAX:  (301) 480-8318
Email:  nb10u@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/opportunities/diversity/index.htm

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
George A. Tucker, M.B.A.
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 635
Bethesda, MD  20892-5456
Telephone:  (301) 594-8853
FAX:  (301) 480-3504
Email:  gt35v@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D.
Women & Gender Research Coordinator
Office of the Director
6001 Executive Blvd, Room 4282
Bethesda, MD 20892-9555
Telephone:  (301) 443-1263
FAX:  (301)594-6043
Email:  cw84g@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nida.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
Anne Sassaman, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 541-7723
FAX:  (919) 541-2843
Email: as56j@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.niehs.nih.gov

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE
Ralph J. Helmsen, Ph.D.
Research Resources Officer
Executive Plaza South, Room 350
6120 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD  20892-7164
Telephone:  (301) 496-5301
FAX:  (301) 402-0528
Email:  rh27v@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nei.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES
Anthony A. René, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Referral and Liaison
Office of the Director
45 Center Drive, Room 2AN-18F
Bethesda, MD  20892-6200
Telephone:  (301) 594-3833
FAX:  (301) 402-0156
Email:  ra50h@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nih.gov/nigms/

NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE
Norbert D. Weber, Ph.D.
Minority Coordinator
31 Center Drive, Room 5A06
Bethesda, MD  20892-2482
Telephone:  (301) 496-4950 
FAX:  (301) 402-1056
Email:  nw47y@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Program Director, 
Division of Extramural Research
31 Center Drive, Room B2B07
Bethesda, MD  20892-2033
Telephone:  (301) 496-7531
FAX:  (301) 480-2770
Email:  bg30t@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Mary C. Blehar, Ph.D.
Chief, Women’s Mental Health Program
6001 Executive Blvd, Suite 8125
Bethesda, MD  20892-9659
Telephone:  (301) 443-2847
FAX:  (301) 443-8022
Email:  mb176i@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Alfred W. Gordon, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Minority Health and Research
Office of Minority Health and Research
6001 Executive Blvd, NSC, Suite 2149
Bethesda, MD  20892-9535
Telephone:  (301) 496-3102
FAX:  (301) 594-5929
Email:  ag38x@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH
Janice Phillips, Ph.D., RN
Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Extramural Activities
45 Center Drive, Room 3AN-12
Bethesda, MD  20892-6300
Telephone:  (301) 594-6152
FAX: (301) 480-8260
Email:  jp233e@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.ninr.nih.gov

NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES
Abraham Levy, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Biomedical Technology
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 6130
Bethesda, MD 20892-7965
Telephone:  (301) 435-0772
FAX:  (301) 480-3659
Email:  al26y@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 
Neal B. West, Ph.D. 
Program Officer 
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 106 
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475 
Telephone: (301) 402-5867 
FAX: (301) 480-3621 
Email: nw20a@nih.gov 
Web site: http://nccam.nih.gov/

AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS

The statutory authorities for these grant awards are sections 301, 510, 515, 
and 504 of the Public Health Service Act.  Federal regulations at 42 CFR Part 
52, "Grants for Research Projects" and 45 CFR part 74, "Administration of 
Grants," are applicable to these awards.  Grants must be administered in 
accordance with the NIH Grants Policy Statement (10/98). 

The PHS strongly encourages all grant and contract recipients to provide a 
smoke-free workplace and promote the non-use of all tobacco products.  In 
addition, Public Law 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, prohibits smoking 
in certain facilities (or in some cases, any portion of a facility) in which 
regular or routine education, library, day care, health care or early 
childhood development services are provided to children.  This is consistent 
with the PHS mission to protect and advance the physical and mental health of 
the American people.


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