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What is the requirement of time need for research in the TL1 Program?


Per NIH, trainees are required to pursue their research training full time. Full-time is generally defined as devoting at least 40 hours per week to research training activities, or as specified by the awardee institution in accordance with its own policies.

Beyond the full-time training, NIH recognizes that Kirschstein-NRSA fellows and trainees may engage in part-time employment incidental to their training. Fellows and trainees may spend on average, an additional 25% of their time (e.g., 10 hours per week) in part time research, teaching, or clinical employment, so long as those activities do not interfere with, or lengthen, the duration their NRSA training.