Announcement: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) began providing childcare cost support to recipients of full-time National Research Service Awards (NRSA) fellowships this past April. The NIH recognized that the high cost of childcare affects graduate students and post-doctorates funded through NRSA fellowships and can impact their ability to successfully complete their training and fully participate in the extramural research workforce. As a result, NIH will begin providing childcare cost support to full-time predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees appointed on NRSA institutional research training awards. This is anticipated for awards made beginning in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2022.
The NRSA childcare costs apply to each full-time predoctoral or postdoctoral NIH-NRSA-supported institutional research training award appointment. Each trainee is eligible to receive $2,500 per budget period for childcare costs provided by a licensed childcare provider.
For more information, please review the Guide Notice (NOT-OD-21-177) or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
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