Being able to balance work and family life is important for everyone, including biomedical and behavioral researchers. Learn about some of the ways in which NIH helps our recipient institutions foster family-friendly environments for the NIH-supported workforce, including parental leave and childcare cost support.
Preliminary Data on Childcare Cost Support for National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows
In April 2021, recognizing the high cost of childcare, NIH began allowing recipients of full-time National Research Service Awards (NRSA) fellowships to request support for childcare costs.
Guests from NIH’s biomedical research workforce office will share their insights on available programs, who is eligible, some of the fine print, and other tips to consider when seeking support.
Announcement of Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Awards
We are pleased to announce that NIH will now begin providing childcare cost support to full-time predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees appointed on NRSA institutional research training awards.
Announcement of Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Supported Individual Fellows
As part of our on-going efforts to develop programs which support family-friendly research environments for the NIH-supported workforce, NIH will begin providing an option for NRSA fellows to request support for childcare costs in new and continuation applications or as administrative supplements to existing awards effective April 8, 2021. The NRSA childcare costs apply to full-time NIH-NRSA supported fellowship positions. Each fellow is eligible to receive $2,500 per budget period to defray childcare costs. The NRSA childcare costs are not tied to any payback obligations.