Do You Have an Outstanding Mentor? 

Mentor of the Year Awards poster, content recreated in textThe time has come for you to nominate your fellow or PI for the 2022 NICHD Mentor of the Year Awards. This is your chance to recognize an individual in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) or Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR) whose mentoring has made a difference in your life at the NIH!  

Below is the link to obtain information about the NICHD’s two annual intramural Mentor of the Year Awards, one for a fellow and one for an investigator. Please submit your nomination form and a 500-word (maximum) narrative electronically to Ms. Veronica Harker (

The submission deadline is Friday, July 29, 2022. 

 Please contact the Office of Education if you have any questions about the nomination instructions or selection process. Information available at: Mentor of the Year Awards

Japan Society for Promotion of Science Accepting Applications for NIH Intramural Fellowship 

This NIH Intramural Fellowship was created in 1995 to promote bilateral cooperation between NIH and the JSPS Foundation. This partnership-based program is primarily funded by the JSPS Foundation with co-funding from the NIH host institute or center. JSPS is the largest government-supported foundation in Japan that provides fellowships to Japanese scientists. 

The NIH-JSPS Intramural Fellowship provides a two-year stipend to Japanese postdocs to work at NIH intramural labs. This fellowship is awarded to about 10 postdocs annually. For more information about the fellowship and application documents, please visit The application due date is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27.

Free Service to Double Check Missed Citations or Potential Plagiarism 

A message from the NIH Library: Calling all NIH authors! Do you want to rest easier knowing that all of your manuscript’s sources are cited? The NIH Library can help. The Library licenses iThenticate®, a plagiarism detection software offered by Turnitin, LLC, to identify missed citations or paraphrased wording that is too similar to a published source. Before submitting your manuscript to be published, consider using the Library’s plagiarism checking service. This service is free and confidential for requesters who are the first, last, or corresponding author of NIH work-related, unpublished manuscripts.


Request an iThenticate report through the Library’s Editing Service. Upon receiving your request, an NIH Library editor will run your unpublished manuscript in iThenticate and send you the report. Reports are usually delivered within three business days.

The plagiarism checking service is part of the NIH Library’s Editing Service. For more information, contact Yolanda Jones,

SAVE THE DATE: 2022 Three-minute-Talk (TMT) Program Final Competition

Thursday, June 30, 10 a.m.–12 noon

Imagine describing your research in less than three minutes. See how it’s done!

We would like to invite everyone to our final TmT Virtual event for 2022, where our NICHD finalists will present their research stories with others from NHGRI, NIDCR, NIAMS, NEI, NCATS, NIDCD, NIAID, NIDDK, NINDS, NIEHS and NLM. 

A Zoom link will be circulated to NICHD trainees and staff a few days prior to the event.

NIH UNITE: Ending Structural Racism (ESR) Activities  

The NIH UNITE initiative was established to identify and address structural racism within the NIH-supported and the greater scientific community.  

The ESR Intranet includes various resources like the Toolkit, Newsletter, FAQs, and other information.

UNITE Milestones and Progress and the Co-Chairs Corner (public ESR webpages) are other avenues to stay informed on UNITE efforts.