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Research Supplements to Promote Reentry, Reintegration, and Retraining into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers

NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information.

Office of Research on Women’s Health

Scientific Contact: Xenia Tigno, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 480-1145

ORWH Specific Information:

Please refer to for the NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research. Contact with ORWH staff is highly recommended before submission of an application. 

NIH Common Fund
Scientific Contact: Becky Miller
Phone: (301) 594-9979

Grants Management Contact: Michael G. Morse
Phone: (301) 435-5446

NIH Common Fund Specific Information:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Contact: Belem Lopez
Phone: (240) 276-5433

Grants Management Contact:Shane Woodward
Phone: (240) 276-6303

NCI Specific Information:

The National Cancer Institute accepts applications twice a year from October 1 to December 1 and from February 1 to March 30, with the funding decisions anticipated in March and in June, respectively.
Annual Salary Cap for Investigator-level Re-entry Candidates: $100,000 plus fringe benefits. See terms and conditions in the FOA.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific Contact:Houmam Araj, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-2020

Grants Management Contact: Karen Robinson Smith
Phone: (301) 435-8178

NEI Specific Information

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Contact:

Tawanna Meadows, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-435-0535

Grants Management Contacts:
Kristen Williams
Phone: (301) 827-5513

Shelia Ortiz
Phone: (301) 435-0166

NHLBI Specific Information:
Please see/refer to the NHLBI Guidelines for the Applicant Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research which can be found at URL:  Contact with NHLBI staff is highly recommended before submission of an application.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific Contact: Bettie J Graham
Phone: (301) 496-7531

Grants Management Contact:Deanna Ingersoll
Phone: (301) 435-7858

NHGRI Specific Information:

Annual Salary Cap for Investigators Developing Independent Research Careers: NHGRI does not impose any salary restriction beyond that imposed legislatively.

Contact with NHGRI staff is highly recommended before submission of an application.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Contact: Maria G. Carranza, Ph.D.
NIA Training Office

Grants Management Contact: Traci Lafferty
Phone: (301) 496-8987

NIA Specific Information:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Contact: Deidra Roach, M.D.
Phone: (301) 443- 5820

Grants Management Contact: Judy S. Fox
Phone: (301) 443-4704

NIAAA Specific Information:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Scientific Contact:

Madelyn Reyes
Phone: 301-594-5945

Grants Management Contact:

Kim Cooper
Phone: (240) 669-2952

NIAID Specific Information:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Scientific Contact:

Dr. Deepti Bajpai, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-402-2446

Grants Management Contact: Leslie Littlejohn
Phone: (301) 594-2545

NIAMS Specific Information:

NIAMS participates in both the Re-Entry Supplement and the Re-Integration Programs.
NIAMS eligibility requirements for the Re-Entry Supplement Program:

  • Pre-doctoral students, including those enrolled in dual-degree programs (e.g. MD-PhD, DDS-PhD, DVM-PhD) are not eligible to apply.
  • For candidates holding doctoral degrees, the career interruption should be at least one year and no more than eight years. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a complete hiatus from research activities.

NIAMS accepts and reviews applications on a continuous basis between October 1 and May 31 of each fiscal year.  Applications received after May 31 will be considered for funding in the next fiscal year.

NIAMS strongly encourages the PI of the parent research grant to contact both the scientific contact listed in this table and the NIAMS Program Officer of that grant.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific Contact: Dave Gutekunst, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 402-5069

Grants Management Contact: Kathryn (Katie) Ellis
Phone: (301) 451-4791

NIBIB Specific Information:
Predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers will be paid at the appropriate NRSA stipend level and faculty level will be capped at $90,000 plus fringe benefits. Applicants with clinical degrees may request up to $105,000 plus fringe benefits based on prior approval from the program director.
For more information on supplements, NIBIB participates in:
NIBIB interests include the development and integration of advanced bioengineering, sensing, imaging, and computational technologies for the improvement of human health and medical care. An application is not within the NIBIB mission if its principal focus is the development of a technology with the goal of understanding basic biological function or pathological mechanisms. Additionally, NIBIB only supports projects developing platform technologies that are applicable to a broad spectrum of disorders and diseases. However, applicants may propose research that utilizes only a single tissue, organ, or physiological condition as a model system to facilitate the development of what is expected to be a more broadly applicable enabling technology.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific Contact: Kathryn Adams
Phone: (301) 435-2067

Grants Management Contact: Maggie Young
Telephone: (301) 642-4552

NICHD Specific Information:
Contact with NICHD staff is highly recommended before submission of an application.

NICHD Application Receipt Dates and Notifications

Receipt Dates

Funding Decision 

Earliest Possible Start Date

September 15



January 15



May 15



*Applications submitted between the above receipt dates will be reviewed in the subsequent cycle.
Please refer to NICHD-specific Diversity and Re-Entry Supplement guidelines for additional guidance

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific Contact: Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D
Research Training Officer
Division of Scientific Programs
Phone: (301) 451-3245

Grants Management Contact: Christopher Myers
Phone: (301) 435-0713

NIDCD Specific Information:

  • Applications can be submitted at any time.
  • Applications must include a transition plan to NIH mainstream research-training or research funding as part of the candidate’s career development component.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Scientific Contact:

Shoba Thirumangalathu, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-0652


Grants Management Contact: Dede Rutberg, MBA
Phone: (301) 594-4798

NIDCR Specific Information:

  • NIDCR accepts and reviews applications on a continuous basis until July 17, 2023 for fiscal year 2023 funding. Applications received after that date will be considered for funding in the next fiscal year.
  • NIDCR strongly encourages the PI of the parent research grant to contact both the scientific contact listed and the NIDCR Program Officer of the grant prior to applicant submission.
  • The activities proposed in a supplement application are expected to support research training and career advancement of the candidate, who is expected to pursue and transition to NIDCR support as part of the research training plan, in a research area that align with the NIDCR Strategic Plan

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific Contact: Robert C. Rivers, PhD
Phone: (301) 443-8415

Program Specialist Contact:
Christina Coriz

Elizabeth Gutierrez
Phone: (301) 594-8844

NIDDK Specific Information:

  • PD(s)/PI(s) are strongly encouraged to contact the NIDDK Scientific Contact for the Institute-specific application components, as well as receipt and review dates.
  • PD(s)/PI(s) are strongly encouraged to contact the NIDDK Financial or Grants Management Contact for the Institute-specific funding salary/stipend allowances for postdoctoral and Investigators Developing Independent Research Careers.
  • The NIDDK limits support for Re-Entry candidates at either career level to two years.
  • The NIDDK limits each parent award to support only one candidate on a supplement.
  • The NIDDK does not participate in "part-time appointments" for Re-Entry Supplements.
  • The NIDDK does not participate in “Re-integration Program” for graduate students.
  • As per the Notice to the Guide NOT-OD-15-095 (available at:, the NIDDK reserves the right to administratively withdraw incomplete applications.
  • See terms and conditions in the FOA.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Contact: Lindsey Friend, PhD
Phone: (301) 594-4673

Grants Management Contact: Pam Fleming
Phone: (301) 253-8729

NIDA Specific Information:  
Candidates must have already completed a doctoral degree program, such as M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D., O.D., D.V.M. All candidates must be planning a career in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or social science research. 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific Contact: Jonathan A. Hollander, Ph.D.
Phone: (984) 287-3269

Grants Management Contact: Lisa A. Edwards
Phone: (984) 287-3258

NIEHS Specific Information:
NIEHS reviews re-entry/re-integration supplements monthly.  Submissions are due the first day of each month.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director of their parent grant prior to application submission.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific Contact: Shakira Nelson, Ph.D.
Phone: (240) 281-1039

Grants Management Contact: Grace Olascoaga
Phone: (301) 594-5520

NIGMS Specific Information:

Grants for capacity-building, including the IDeA INBRE, and COBRE mechanisms are not eligible for diversity supplements.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific Contact: Ishmael Amarreh, Ph.D., MPA
Phone: (301) 451-5132

Grants Management Contact: Terri Jarosik
Telephone: (301) 443-3858

NIMH Specific Information:
The NIMH has developed specific practices for re-entry research supplement requests that augment the requirements described in this program announcement.  Therefore, consultation with the NIMH Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity and program staff prior to submission of a request for a research supplement is imperative.  Specific information about preparing re-entry supplement applications for submission to NIMH can be found at:

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Scientific Contact: Dorothy Castille
Phone: (301) 594-9411


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific Contact: Marguerite Matthews
Phone: (301) 496-3272

Grants Management Contact:Ms. Melissa Copeland
Phone: (301) 496-7460

NINDS Specific Information:

Procedures and Supplementary Information for Reentry Research Supplements for NINDS Grantees:

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Allow for 1-2 months after the time of submission for a final funding decision.

Funding decisions will only be made three times a year, namely by the end of March, June,
and December: NOT-NS-08-004.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific Contact: David Banks, Ph.D., RN
Phone:  (301) 496-9558

Grants Management Contact: Ron Wertz
Phone: (301) 594-2870

NINR Specific Information:

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their parent grant Program Director prior to application submission. Priority will be given to developing nurse scientists and nurse scientists. Additional information is available at

National Library of Medicine

Grants Management Contact: Samantha Tempchin
Phone: (301) 496-4221

NLM Specific Information:

NLM’s participation is confined to research grants for which it is the primary funding agency. NLM will only accept supplement applications for parent grants with these activity codes: R01 and R15. Grantees must contact NLM before submitting an application.

John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences

Scientific Contact: Laura K. Povlich, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 827-2227

Grants Management Contact: Mollie Shea
Phone (301) 496-9750

FIC Specific Information:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Scientific Contact: Lanay Mudd, PhD
Phone: (301) 594-9346

Grants Management Contact: Shelly M. Carow
Phone: (301) 594-3788

NCCIH Specific Information:

NCCIH accepts applications four times a year, due on January 2nd, April 1st, July 1st, or October 1st.
NCCIH recommends candidates to use the NIH Reporter Tool ( to search for topics of interest and identify NCCIH-funded investigators.
Before submitting an application, candidates and mentor(s) are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed supplement with the NCCIH Program Officer managing the parent award to confirm its relevance to NCCIH's mission (, research priorities (, and strategic plan ( A list of NCCIH program officials can be found at
NCCIH expects candidates to pursue and transition to mainstream NIH support as part of the proposed research-training plan. Applicants should explore NCCIH's research-training webpage ( and review the programs that may fit their interests and academic credentials.
NCCIH will provide support to successful applicants for 1 year and will consider a 1 year renewal application depending on progress.

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Scientific Contact:

Andrew Louden, PhD
Phone: (240) 551-6902

Grants Management Contact: Leslie Le
Phone: (301) 435-0856

NCATS Specific Information:
For investigators developing independent research careers this supplement will provide up to and no more than $100,000/year for salary, plus fringe benefits. See terms and conditions in the FOA.
Specific information for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program:

  • The CTSA Program will accept supplement applications to active CTSA Program UL1-Linked Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement grants.
  • NCATS will accept up to two applications for review consideration during a fiscal year from any one CTSA Program hub award.

Prospective applicants and their mentors are strongly encouraged to contact their respective NCATS program officer and/or the scientific contact listed in this opportunity during the initial preparation of a supplement application and prior to its submission to discuss the goals and objectives of the supplement application.

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Scientific Contact:

Stephanie J. Murphy, VMD, PhD, DACLAM
Telephone: 301-451-7818

Grants Management Contact:

Sabrina R. Oasan
P: 301-443-9123


ORIP Specific Information:
The parent awards activity codes for OD/ORIP are: R01, R15, R24, P40, P51, U42