All foreign national scientists who participate in the
NIH Visiting Program must demonstrate proof of funding that covers the entirety of their time at NIH. Notify DIS if the scientist's anticipated funding amount or source changes after you have submitted a case to DIS or after the scientist's stay at NIH has begun. For more information, refer to DIS guidance on Funding.
NIH Funding: All FTE designations are salaried employees at the NIH. The most common Non-FTE designations that can be fully supported with NIH funds are Pre- and Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellows. If a prospective Visiting Fellow has non-NIH funding, a Supplemental Visiting Fellowship should be considered. A Supplemental Visiting Fellow's non-NIH funding cannot be a salary from an outside employer. See the
NIH Manual Chapter on Fellows for more information.
Non-NIH Funding: Include evidence of any non-NIH funding in cases sent to DIS. There are certain policy requirements regarding non-NIH funding, including the use of personal funds, outside employer funding, and J-1 Exchange Visitor minimum requirements. For more information, refer to DIS guidance on Funding.
Guest Researcher, and
Research Collaborator are commonly used NIH designations that can be fully supported with non-NIH funding. Please review the appropriate Manual Chapter (linked above) for more information about each designation.
Contact DIS with questions concerning non-NIH funding for FTE employees. For a list of common Non-FTE designations with non-NIH funding, refer to the "Assignments" column on the
NIH Designations Chart.