See the Glossary for more terms.
Reentry supplements support scientists who have taken time off to care for children or parents, or attend to other family responsibilities. For more information, read the program announcement (PA).
Principal investigators apply for a supplement to their NIAID-funded grant. Those interested in being supported by a reentry supplement should talk to a PI.
Investigators with grants that have multiple PIs are eligible to apply, but they may not use a supplement to request adding another PI to the grant.
NIAID receives applications at any time and reviews them approximately four times a year (November, February, April, and May). If you want your application reviewed in one of the four listed months, submit it by the first of the preceding month.
If you are seeking an award before the end of a fiscal year—September 30—we have to receive your application no later than April 15.
Applications received after these dates are considered for funding in the next fiscal year. Please keep in mind we usually experience delays in making awards at the beginning of every fiscal year.
A committee of NIAID senior staff members review applications on scientific merit and training potential. NIAID will make awards about eight to ten weeks after review.
As long as PIs have at least two years of NIAID support remaining, they can receive funding for the following grant types:
Candidates must have a doctoral degree and had a postdoctoral or faculty position when they left active research.
Non-U.S. citizens must have permanent residency status ("green card") at time of award. People on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Investigators should contact their program officer if they are unsure if their grant qualifies.
Work with your business office to make sure you use the correct forms, and include the following:
Depending on whether your parent award has moved to electronic submission, your options for submitting supplement requests are as follows.
Parent award has moved to electronic submission:
Parent award has not moved to electronic submission:
See Research Supplements in our Advice on Research Training and Career Awards tutorial.
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Last Updated April 12, 2012
Last Reviewed April 12, 2012