NIH now grants recipients of certain training grants 8 weeks (60 days) of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. In certain circumstances, at least. Wait, I’ll quote you their policy so there’s no misunderstanding.
Trainees and fellows may receive stipends for up to 60 calendar days (equivalent to 8 work weeks) of parental leave per year for the adoption or the birth of a child when those in comparable training positions at the grantee organization have access to this level of paid leave for this purpose. Either parent is eligible for parental leave.
I find this really interesting. On the one hand, it’s fabulous that they’re addressing this at all. On the other hand, 8 weeks is a small amount of time (The Family and Medical Leave Act grants 12 weeks of unpaid leave for long-term employees of large institutions), and they’re clearly not breaking any new ground with their “comparable training positions” clause above.