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In addition to the Institute's extramural and intramural opportunities, the NICHD also offers and takes part in continuing education programs and other activities

Accredited online continuing education (CE) courses

  • CE Program on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction: Curriculum for Nurses
    This online or printed course explains the latest research on SIDS and reducing SIDS risk and outlines ways to communicate risk-reduction messages. This continuing nursing education activity was approved for 1.1 continuing education credits by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • SIDS Risk Reduction: CE Activity for Pharmacists This online course explains SIDS research, ways to reduce SIDS risk, and how to communicate risk-reduction messages to patients. Pharmacists who complete this course earn 0.125 CE units from the Maryland Pharmacy CE Coordinating Council.

Accredited online continuing medical education (CME)/CE course

Summer Research Institute in Applied Child and Adolescent Development

The Child Development and Behavior Branch with support from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences and various other organizations, hosts this Summer Institute to help investigators develop advanced skills in applying theory and appropriate methodology to develop practices, interventions, or materials that improve the lives of children. For more information about the Summer Institute and eligibility and application requirements, visit

Summer Institute in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

The NICHD’s Division of Intramural Population Health Research and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Human Development, Child, and Youth Health (IHDCYH), host an annual Summer Institute in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology. This week-long Institute includes a combined didactic and case-based curriculum is offered by faculty affiliated with NICHD and IHDCYH and provides substantive and methodologic training in human fecundity and fertility, pregnancy complications, maternal health, and fetal and infant outcomes, as well as promising new methodological approaches for studying these issues. For more information, visit

Biomedical/Behavioral Research Administrator Development (BRAD) Program (formerly the Extramural Associates Program)

BRAD, (formerly the Extramural Associates Program) is designed to facilitate the development of institutional capacity at non-research intensive institutions that play prominent roles in educating the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists. For more information on the program, visit

Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Diversity Supplement)

  • Purpose: These administrative supplements, available to Program Directors/Principal Investigators who hold specific types of grants, provide research training for individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Eligibility: Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original funded project. Direct costs for individual administrative supplements vary from less than $5,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the career level of the candidate. The supplement ends with the competitive cycle of the parent grant.
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Administrative Supplements To Promote Re-entry Into Biomedical And Behavioral Research Careers (Re-entry Supplements)

  • Purpose: Support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances, and encourage individuals to re-enter research careers within the missions of all the program areas of NIH.
  • The program will support full-time or part-time research by these individuals to update their existing research skills and knowledge.
  • The requested salary and fringe benefits for a re-entry candidate must be in accordance with the salary structure of the grantee institution, consistent with the level of effort. An additional amount up to $10,000 may be requested for supplies, domestic travel, and publication costs relevant to the proposed research.
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  • NICHD-specific eligibility, allowable costs, and other provisions:
Last Updated Date: 09/24/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 09/24/2013

Additional Resources

  • NIH Office of Extramural Research Training Page
    References to policies, funding levels, application and review process, and FOAs for all grants, fellowships, and career development awards
  • NIH Grant Application Forms
    Forms for grant and fellowship applications, non-competing continuation applications, progress reports, statements of appointment and termination, payback agreement, and grant close-out
  • Submitting Applications (
    Main government Web site for submitting grant applications; provides application forms for the grant mechanism selected
  • NIH Research Portfolio On-line Reporting Tool (RePORT)
    Searchable database of all funded grants and fellowships, statistics on numbers of applications to specific NIH institutes, success rates, and other information
  • NICHD Funded Projects: RePORT
    RePORT Search Results for NICHD Funded Projects
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