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Resources for Individuals with Disabilities
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Listservs to check out

SIP Resources

Postbac Resources

Graduate Partnerships Program Resources

  • Graduate Partnerships Program Handbook NEW 2012 Edition
  • Grants and Fellowships for Graduate and Medical Students at the NIH
  • GPP FAQs
  • Careerwise External Link, an online resource from Arizona State University, that aims to help women graduate students develop the resilience they need to complete that degree and move forward successfully.  The sections, on dealing with adviser issues, balancing career and personal demands, handling an unwelcoming environment, and surviving delays and setbacks, should be useful to all graduate students.

Resources for Postdocs

  • 2012 Postdoc Handbook: PDF; Ipad/Nook version; Kindle version
  • NIH Fellows Committee (FelCom): this organization, with members from each of the Institutes/Centers, represents postdoc interests to the NIH administration and works to improve the postdoc environment at the NIH.  FelCom sponsors career exploration workshops, contributes to the organization of major events like the Career Symposium, and plans social and community outreach events.
    • Visiting Fellows Subcommittee: a subcommittee of FelCom that works to enrich the experience of international scholars training at the NIH
    • FARE (Fellows Award for Research Excellence)
  • Fellows Editorial Board: The NCI/CCR Fellows Editorial Board offers NIH and FDA trainees a free, confidential scientific document-editing service.
  • Educational Loan Deferments: available for fellows who are appointed as IRTA/CRTAs or Visiting Fellows, i.e., those not considered employees.
  • Intramural Loan Repayment Program: for those appointed as NIH employees; this includes Research and Clinical Fellows
  • National Postdoctoral Association External Link
  • Grants and Fellowships for Postdocs at the NIH
  • Postdoc FAQs
  • "Keep the Thread" program:  The Committee on the NIH Intramural Research Program of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers has launched a new, three-year pilot program to increase flexibility for NIH intramural fellows who need alternative career development schedules.  This "Keep the Thread" program is an accommodation and reentry program open to all IRTA postdoctoral fellows, with the approval of their principal investigator and Scientific Director.  Emphasizing flexibility, the program offers an array of options ranging from alternative work schedules to temporary part-time work options.  The goal of the Keep the Thread program is to encourage trainees to stay connected to the NIH community during times of intense personal or caregiving needs in order to facilitate eventual reentry into full-time research.  The program encourages fellows and their PIs to work together to design an accommodation and reentry plan that meets the needs of both the fellow and the laboratory.

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Finding Funding

community Resources

  • The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management plays a lead role in making certain that representatives of all groups feel comfortable and can work optimally on the NIH campus.
  • NIH Black Scientists and Friends Network, an informal group dedicated to the mentoring and career enhancement of Black scientists at NIH.  Activities, which are open to all who share the group's goals, regardless of race, include a monthly networking dinner in Bethesda and the dissemination of information of potential interest to Black scientists.  For more information, contact Dr. Roland Owens.
  • LGBT-Fellows and Friends was created to increase the visibility of the invisible minority. The group exists to help its members thrive in their professional and personal lives by addressing issues unique to the LGBT community.  The LGBT Fellows and Friends group will organize throughout the year various seminars to educate the general public on LGBT issues and issues of interest for LGBT individuals, as well as organize regular social and networking events to develop professional and personal networks.  LGBT-Fellows and Friends also aims to provide professional and personal mentoring and career enhancement for LGBT identified individuals.  LGBT- Fellows and Friends is open to the entire NIH community from postdocs to staff scientists, from graduate students to postbacs, from faculty to administrative staff, and from straight to LGBT identified individuals.  If you would like more information about LGBT-Fellows and Friends, contact Julien Senac or Christiane KuschalJoin the LGBT-FF listserv to learn about up-coming LGBT-FF seminars, professional development activities and networking opportunities.
  • The NIH SACNAS (Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native American in Science) chapter provides a trans-NIH resource, spanning all NIH Institutes and Centers, in both the intramural and extramural communities. Our goal is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and a place where NIH trainees and staff can meet to network, share successes and strategize about future goals. THE NIH SACNAS chapter also provides a forum for cultural exchange as members from other racial and ethnic backgrounds engage the SACNAS community.  The NIH SACNAS chapter is open to all who are interested in the overall mission of SACNAS.For more information and to learn about upcoming events, join the NIH-SACNAS listserv.  For additional questions, please contact Erika Barr. Read more about the national organization.
  • The Women of Color Research Network supports all scientists interested in raising the voice and visibility of Women of Color (WOC) in biomedical and behavioral research.  This new social media site is for women of color and everybody interested in diversity in the scientific workforceVisit the Web site to join.
  • Ph.D. FIRST Conference External Link Focusing on Industrial Recruitment of Scientific Talent (FIRST).  Procter & Gamble's FIRST conference, is the premier recruiting event for outstanding African American, Hispanic, Native American and other doctoral and postdoctoral scientists interested in a career in industry. FIRST is a 3-day, all expenses paid, program for top Ph.D. students who are looking to gain exposure to the future of technology from an industry-leading company. Meet and learn from some of our nationally awarded scientists and engage in real-world discussions on what companies are looking for in new employees, cultural and workforce diversity, and future innovation.

Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

  • For assistance on the NIH campus, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management.
  • The Washington DC Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office External Link helps DC residents with physical, psychiatric, and/or learning disabilities face the challenges of the modern workplace. Each state will have an office like this.
  • The Job Accommodation Network External Link includes information about accommodation ideas, rights, and finding a job
  • Disabled Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Severe Physical Disabilities, or Psychiatric Disabilities may apply for non-competitive appointment through the Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Documentation of the disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required. This program is described on USAJobs.
  • Use to search for Selective Placement Program Coordinators by state for each federal agency. The site also links to other job accommodation resources.
  • Additional links to many more employment resources for the disabled can be found at



Career Development Workshops for Staff Scientists/Staff Clinicians