- A three-year pilot “Keep the Thread” accommodation and reentry program, which allows alternative career development schedules for NIH intramural postdocs dealing with personal issues or family responsibilities.
- A new back-up care program to provide care for children, elders, and adult dependents of NIH employees and intramural trainees who find themselves in need of short-term caregiving solutions.
- Modification of the Biographical Sketch in NIH Grant Application Forms to Permit a Description of Factors that may have Resulted in a Hiatus in Training or Reduced Productivity (Research Grants and Fellowships)
- NIH Conference Grant (R13/U13) Application Amended to Require that Applicants Describe Plans to Identify Family Care Resources at the Conference
- Request for Applications for Research on Causal Factors and Interventions that Promote and Support the Careers of Women in Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
- The Parental Leave Policy for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) has been extended.
- The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers, the Office of Research on Women’s Health, and the National Center for Research Resources hosted the Women in Biomedical Research: Best Practices for Sustaining Career Success workshop on March 4, 2008.
- The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers and the Office of Research on Women’s Health hosted the National Leadership Workshop on Mentoring Women in Biomedical Careers on November 27–28, 2007.
- The Office of Research on Women’s Health and participating Institutes and Centers clarified the eligibility for Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers to include women and men who took a hiatus from research immediately after a postdoctoral appointment.
- A working list of NIH Career Development and Mentoring Programs (PDF, 57 pages) has been created.
- The Office of Extramural Research created a PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 36 pages) that provides information on the involvement of women in NIH Extramural Research, Research Training, and Career Development Programs. For more recent data on NIH extramural programs, please visit the NIH Data Book.
- The Office of Extramural Research developed answers to common questions about Policies Related to Parental Leave and Child Care.
- The Postdoctoral Fellows Subcommittee of the Second Task Force on the Status of NIH Intramural Women Scientists published an article in EMBO Reports
Articles About NIH Efforts
- NIH: A Shining Example, INSIGHT Into Diversity, Winter 2011
- Lessons of the Leaky Pipeline, Genome Technology, October 2010
- NIH Efforts to Promote and Sustain the Careers of Women in Science, American Society for Cell Biology Newsletter – WICB, March 2010
- HERC: Herculean Tool for Recruitment, The NIH Catalyst, November-December 2008 (See page 7 of PDF)
- Improving the Intramural Environment for Women Scientists, The NIH Catalyst, September-October 2008
- Helping to Foster Women’s Careers in the Scientific Workforce, NIH Extramural NEXUS, July 2008
- NIH Looks for Best Practices in Promoting Sustained Career Success for Women in Biomedical Research, The Hematologist, May/June 2008
- Improvements to Intramural Worklife Sought, NIH Record, June 2008
- NIH Explores Repair Strategies for Leaky Pipeline, American Society for Cell Biology Newsletter – April 2008 (See page 39 of PDF)
- NIH hosts "Best Practices" Workshop for Women in Biomedical Careers, National Postdoctoral Association – POSTDOCket Spring 2008 (Subscription only)
- Workshop Considers Strategies to Sustain Career Success for Women, NIH Record, May 2008
- Survey of NIH Postdocs in Pursuit of Tenure Provides Answers, More Questions, NIH Record, February 2008
- NIH Enhances Support for Women Scientists National Postdoctoral Association – POSTDOCket Fall 2007 (Subscription only)
- Women in Biomedical Research, NIH Experience Mirrors that of National Academy of Sciences Report, NIH Extramural NEXUS, January 2007
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