Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry and Re-integration into Health-Related Research Careers

Purpose: The goal of this program is to provide support for a mentored research training experience for individuals with high potential to re-enter or re-integrate into an active research career, after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances. This program encourages re-entry and re-integration administrative supplement applications to existing NIH research grants to support full or part-time mentored research experiences by these individuals. The supplement grants are intended to provide these scientists an opportunity to update or extend their research skills and knowledge and prepare them to re-establish their careers in basic biomedical, behavioral, clinical, translational or social science research. It is anticipated that by the completion of the supplement support period, the re-entry/re-integration scientist will be prepared to apply for a fellowship (F), career development (K) award, a research award (R), or other types of independent research support.

Eligibility: 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. 

Budget: NIH staff will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research.

Application Process: Prospective applicants can apply under the general administrative supplement. For more detailed information see the Funding Announcement.

Additional information: For additional information on NIDA’s participation in the Re-Entry Supplement Program, contact Dr. Lindsey Friend at