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Resources for the NIH Trainee

General Resources

Campus Map 

NIH Abbreviations 

Join the Office of Fellowship Training LinkedIn Group :
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FAES Academic Courses 

FAES Insurance 

Visiting Fellows Resources

English as a Second Language 

Visiting Fellows Committee Events Page 

Visiting Fellows Committee OITE Page 

Trainee Parenting Resources

NIH Workforce Resource Eligibility Matrix : NIH’s Office of Human Resources provides this tool to help the NIH workforce (including trainees) identify resources they may be eligible for. The matrix includes resources related to parenting, safety & well-being, conflict resolution, and commuting & parking.

NIH Parenting Resources : This NIH Catalyst article provides an overview of NIH parenting resources and includes links to information specifically for trainees.

“Keep-the-Thread” Program:  The Keep-the-Thread Program is a multi-faceted approach that maximizes flexibility. This program is designed to create a framework through which fellows and PIs can explore all mutually agreeable options that would allow the fellow to attend to family responsibilities while pursuing a productive research career, while at the same time recognizing the importance of minimal disruption to a PI’s research program. The goal of this program is to retain NIH fellows through short periods in their careers when they require accommodations to successfully balance their research with family responsibilities.

Caretaking in Academic Medicine: From pregnancy through early parenting : This toolkit by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) aims to address broad issues related to parenting and caretaking within an academic career.

NIH Resources to Support the Trainee

Please stop by the OFT (Bldg 35A, Room GE400) to collect your Trainee Support Resource Information Card for supervisors and trainees.

OITE (Office of Intramural Training and Education) 
Career services; Educational Counseling and Advising

EAP (Employee Assistance Program)  
Mental Health Professionals; Confidential; Voluntary

Civil (NIH Human Resources) 
Response Team; Coordinators

Ombudsman: Center for Cooperative Resolution 
Consultation; Coaching; Mediation; Facilitation

OMS (Occupational Medical Service) 
Medical Emergencies; CC Bldg 10, OP6
301.496.1211 (after hours)

OITE Resources to Support the Trainee

OITE “Under Stress” Resources 

OITE Resources for Trainees 

OITE Resources 

Other Resources to Support the Trainee

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology : This organization represents 180 member programs that provide doctoral education and training in Clinical Psychology. Check out their Clinical Psychology application resources.

Writing in the Sciences 

Life Scientists' Guides : Hello Bio publishes blog posts on various topics of interest to early career scientists (e.g., wellbeing, coping with rejection, navigating a science PhD program, writing scientific papers).

Please contact the NIMH IRP Office of Fellowship Training or 301.451.4512 if you have any questions.