Arlenna over at Chemical BiLOLogy just posted this about the Primary Caregiver Technical Assistance Program at NIAID. Evidently, the program covers “additional funds for NIAID grantees to hire a mid-to-senior level technician to fill in when [a postdoctoral] caregiver needs to be away from the lab.”
As in a postdoctoral fellow who takes maternity leave when her Monkey is born.
Holy crap! I had NO idea this existed, and I’m funded under NIAID. How is it that I missed this? None of the other PIs that I’ve talked to around here know about it either. Does anyone out there have any personal experience with this program? Or is a black hole of NIH funding?