NSF issues NSF 21-021 – Dear Colleague Letter: Career-Life Balance (CLB) Supplemental Funding Requests
With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), NSF draws attention to the opportunity for supplemental funding to help researchers, who are confronted with a short-term increase in dependent care responsibilities, ensure that the research activities supported by an NSF award can continue. Historical information about CLB may be found on the Foundation’s website for this initiative: https://www.nsf.gov/career-life-balance/
Career Life Balance supplements to existing research awards may be requested for the following purposes:
- To support additional personnel (e.g., a technician or research assistant) to sustain research when the PI, co-PI, or other member of the Senior Personnel is on family leave
- for primary dependent care responsibilities and other direct family considerations;
- and to support additional personnel (e.g., a technician or research assistant) to sustain research while a postdoctoral researcher or graduate student being supported by NSF on the award is on family leave for primary dependent care responsibilities and other direct family considerations.
For additional information, please see the full posting here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21021/nsf21021.pdf