Grants and Funding
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32) (
PA-11-184)
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
Release Date: March 25, 2011
Expiration Date: September 8, 2014


  • NIH Institute or Center
  • Scientific/Research Contact
  • Financial or Grants Management Contact

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Center for Cancer Training
Cancer Training Branch
Branch Phone: 240-276-5630

Scientific/Research Contact:
Susan E. Lim, Ph.D.
Program Director
Email: lims@mail.nih.gov

Mark Damico, Ph.D.
Program Director
E-mail: damicomw@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Tracie H. McGraw
Grants Management Specialist
National Cancer Institute
NCI at Riverside Five
8490 Progress Drive, Suite 400
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-631-3020
Email: mcgrawth@mail.nih.gov

NCI-Specific Information:

The NCI does not support short-term research training positions under the T32 mechanism.
At least 75% of the requested trainees in the program per award year must be postdoctoral trainees.
The applicant must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused research grant at the time of application. The PI is expected to maintain such grant support during the project period.

All mentors must have independent R01, or R01-like, research funding. At least 50% of the mentors must have cancer-focused research with the reminder having cancer-related research funding.

For the NCI T32, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations.  The award duration must be for at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify. 

Additional NCI-specific information/requirements/guidelines can be found on http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/outsidenci/T32/specialnotes.

Award start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until after the earliest possible start date.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.              
NEI Training Director
5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300
Rockville, MD 20892-9300
Telephone: (301) 451-2020
FAX: (301) 402-0528    
E-mail: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
William Darby, Chief
Grants Management Branch   
Division of Extramural Research National Eye Institute                   
5635 Fishers Lane; Suite 1300 
Bethesda, MD 20892-9300    
Telephone: (301) 451-2020
FAX: (301) 496-9997
E-mail: darbyw@nei.nih.gov

NEI Specific Information:

  • NEI does not require applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact staff to obtain agreement that the IC will accept the application.

NEI Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific/Research Contact:
For training in the program areas of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, contact:
Jane Scott, ScD, MSN   
Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 8138, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
FedEx Zip: 20817
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
E-mail: scottj2@nhlbi.nih.gov

For training in the program areas of the Division of Lung Diseases, contact:
Ms. Ann Rothgeb
Division of Lung Diseases, NHLBI 
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 10135, MSC 7952
Bethesda, MD 20892-7952
Telephone: (301) 435-0202
E-mail: Rothgeba@mail.nih.gov

For training in the program areas of the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, contact:
Henry Chang, M.D.
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources NHLBI
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7950
Bethesda, MD 20892-7950
Telephone: (301) 435-0080
E-mail:  changh@nhlbi.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Beckie Chamberlin
NRSA Team Leader, NHLBI
6701 Rockledge Drive, Rm. 7154
Bethesda, MD 20892-7926 
Telephone: (301) 435-0183
E-mail: chamberr@nhlbi.nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

  • The NHLBI support training programs to prepare individuals to become productive researchers in the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood; and in the uses of blood and blood resources.
  • The NHLBI allows short-term research training positions.
  • The request for “Just-In-Time” information is not applicable to NHLBI training grants (Section VI, 1. Award Notices of this PA).

Please see:

NHLBI Application Submission Dates:

  • January 25 (AIDS date May 7) (new, competing renewal/continuation, and resubmission/amended applications)
  • September 25 (AIDS date January 7) (resubmission/amended applications only)              

NHLBI Peer Review:

  • June-July for application submitted by January 25
  • October-November for applications submitted by September 25

NHLBI Council Review:

  • September-October for application submitted by January 25
  • January-February for applications submitted by September 25

NHLBI Earliest Anticipated Start Date:

  • February of the following year for application submitted by January 25 or by September 25

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Program Director
Suite 4076
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville , MD 20852
Phone: 301-435-1580
FAX: 301-480-2770
Email: Bettie_graham@nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Cheryl Chick
Chief Grants Management Officer 
Suite 4076
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville , MD 20852
Phone: 301-435-7858
FAX: 301-402-1951
Email: ChickC@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to read “Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside,” (http://www.genome.gov/Pages/About/Planning/2011NHGRIStrategicPlan.pdf ) to familiarize themselves with the research areas of interest to the Institute. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary applications from institutions that can demonstrate academic excellence in genomics, proteomics, the quantitative sciences and one or more of the non-biological scientific disciplines appropriate for genomic/proteomic analyses and interpretation, have outstanding faculties that are committed and are willing to cooperate in developing genomics/proteomic sciences training program with a strong emphasis on the development, rather than the application, of new technologies, have access to a pool of highly qualified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and can develop sound training plans. Program Directors are happy to discuss with potential applicants their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

 
 NHGRI Application Submission Dates:

  • New “Type 1” applications should be submitted May 25 (AIDS date September 7).
  • Competing renewal applications will be accepted at the most appropriate application submission date:
    • September 25
    • January 25
    • May 25

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 2C218, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Office phone: 301-496-9322
E-mail: Hunterc@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2N-212
Bethesda, MD. 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1472
FAX: (301) 402-3672
E-mail: lafferT@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

  • Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the NIA website to identify current NIA priorities at: http://www.nia.nih.gov. NIA requires that all applicants (new/renewal/resubmission/revision) requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact staff to obtain agreement that the IC will accept the application. 

     

 NIA Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25

(AIDS date September 7)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific/Research Contact:
M. Katherine Jung, Ph.D.
Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, NIAAA
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 2079 MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: 301-443-8744
FAX: 301-594-0673
Email: jungma@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Deborah A. Hendry
Grants Management Specialist
Grants Management Branch/Office of Extramural Activities
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone:  301-443-0915
Fax:  301-443-3891
Email:  dhendry@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

  • NIAAA sponsors a variety of research training and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified new investigators in alcohol-related research.  Training opportunities under this announcement include research training in the social, behavioral, biological, and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.  Prospective applicants should refer to important NIAAA-specific Supplemental Information at http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralResearch/T32supplementalinformation.htm and are strongly encouraged to contact appropriate NIAAA staff prior to submitting an application.

 NIAAA Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.  
Acting Special Assistant to the Director, DEA
Office of Special Populations and Research Training
6700B Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7616
Phone: 301-496-0818
Fax: 301-480-2408
Email: keichelberg@niaid.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Marianne Eggers
Grants Management Specialist
NIH/NIAID
6700B Rockledge Drive, Room 2232
Bethesda, MD 20892-7614
Phone: 301-402-6446
Fax: 301-493-0597
E-mail: eggersmk@niaid.nih.gov  

NIAID Specific Information:

  • None.

 NIAID Application Submission Dates:

  • September 25 (AIDS date January 7)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Program Director
Muscle Development and Physiology
Musculoskeletal Diseases Branch
EP/NIAMS/NIH
1 Democracy Plaza, Suite 854
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-594-5585
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Melinda B. Nelson 
Grants Management Officer
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda , MD 20892
Phone: 301-594-3535
Email: mn23z@nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

 NIAMS Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Richard A. Baird, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Interdisciplinary Training, NIBIB
Democracy II, Suite 200
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892-5477
Telephone: (301) 435-6686
FAX:  (301) 480-1614
E-mail: bairdri@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska
Grants Management Specialist, NIBIB
Democracy II, Suite 900
6707 Democracy Blvd.  
Bethesda, MD 20892   
Telephone: (301) 451-4782
FAX:  (301) 480-4974
E-mail:  turskaf@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

  • NIBIB supports predoctoral, postdoctoral, or combined predoctoral/postdoctoral research training in its scientific mission areas (http://www.nibib.nih.gov/research/scientific-program-areas). Postdoctoral training programs may support either PhD or MD degree holders, the former programs typically focusing on basic research and the latter programs focusing on clinical and translational research. NIBIB will accept applications proposing focused or broad-based training programs in biomedical imaging, bioengineering, and biomedical informatics, including multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary training programs integrating the physical, engineering, and biological sciences.  NIBIB requires a 2-year training experience for predoctoral and postdoctoral PhD trainees but allows a 1-year training experience for medical residents and clinical fellows.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the NIBIB website (http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers) to learn more about this program and other NIBIB research training opportunities.

 NIBIB Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

See: NOT-EB-09-002

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Extramural Policy
Extramural Training Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2C01
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7510
(for express/courier use, use Rockville, MD 20852)
Telephone:  301-451-3371
FAX:  301-480-2400
Email:  dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Robin Kurtz
Senior Grants Management Specialist
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
6100 Executive Blvd.  Room 8A17P
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-7510
(for express/courier use, use Rockville, MD 20852)
Office: 301-435-6978
eFax:    301-451-5510
Email:   rkurtz@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

  • NICHD supports training programs in research areas relevant to the institute ’s scientific objectives.  The general mission of NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives.  In pursuit of these goals, NICHD supports a broad spectrum of research on normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, and childhood development through adolescence.  The mission areas also include research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation medicine.  More detailed information can be found at:   http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/org/supported_by.cfm.

NICHD Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 only (AIDS date September 7)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Scientific/Research Contact:
Daniel S. Sklare, Ph.D.
Research Training Officer
Division of Scientific Programs, NIDCD
Executive Plaza So., Room 400C 
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC-7180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180
Telephone: (301) 496-1804
FAX: (301) 402-6251
E-mail: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities, NIDCD
Executive Plaza So., Room 400B 
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC-7180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180
Telephone: (301) 402-0909
FAX: (301) 451-5365
E-mail: myersc@mail.nih.gov

NIDCD Specific Information:

  • NIDCD supports predoctoral, postdoctoral, or combined predoctoral/postdoctoral research training in its scientific mission areas (http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/funding/programs/).  New and renewal T32 awards are typically started on July 1 of the year following submission.  Requests for short-term health professional trainee positions are encouraged for new and renewal T32 applicants, if appropriate, but should be amply justified.  NIDCD encourages its T32-supported trainees to submit individual fellowship applications to provide continued support of their dissertation research and postdoctoral research, as appropriate, within the time limitations of allowable NRSA support.  Prospective applicants for new and renewal T32 awards are strongly encouraged to contact the NIDCD research training program official noted above prior to preparing an application.

 NIDCD Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific/Research Contact:
For Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases:
Arthur Castle, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 791
Bethesda, MD 20892-5460
Telephone: (301) 594-7719
FAX: (301) 480-0475
E-mail: CastleA@mail.nih.gov

For Digestive Diseases, Obesity, and Nutrition:
Christine Densmore, M.S.
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 649
Bethesda, MD 20892-5450
Telephone: (301) 402-8714
E-mail: DensmoreC@mail.nih.gov

For Kidney and Urologic Disorders:
Tracy Rankin, Ph.D. 
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 623
Bethesda, MD. 20892-5458
Telephone: (301) 594-4748           
FAX: (301) 480-3510   
E-mail: RankinT@mail.nih.gov

For Hematologic Disorders:           
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D. 
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 619
Bethesda, MD. 20892-5458
Telephone: (301) 594-7726            
FAX: (301) 480-3510
E-mail: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Marilyn F. Rosendorf
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 723, MSC 5456
Bethesda, MD  20892-5456 (for courier delivery change zip to 20817)
Phone:  301-402-4625
Fax:  301-594-9523
Email:  rosendorfm@mail.nih.gov

NIDDK Specific Information:

  • NIDDK supports the training of predoctoral, postdoctoral, or both, on training grants in the areas of research supported by the Institute:  diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases; gastroenterology, hepatology, obesity, nutrition; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic disorders.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate NIDDK staff person before beginning the process of applying for a training grant.

 NIDDK Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications, NIDA
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 5232, MSC 9591
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 443-6071
FAX: (301) 480-2485
E-mail: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Yinka Abu
Grants Management Branch, NIDA
6101 Executive Blvd. Room 270
Bethesda, MD 20892-8403
Telephone: (301) 490-3203
FAX: (301) 594-6849
E-mail: abuy@nida.nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

  • NIDA encourages applications to support predoctoral and postdoctoral students.  Currently, we have more than 50 institutional training sites across the country.  For a listing of training sites and brief program descriptions, see www.drugabuse.gov/researchtraining/trainingsites.html.
  • If submitting an AIDS application, please notify NIDA staff of your intention to submit at least one month prior to the AIDS receipt date, below. This is recommended as a courtesy only, to facilitate the planning of the review, and will not enter into the review of the application.

 NIDA Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)
  • Sept 7 for AIDS Applications

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Program Administrator, Training and Career Development
Division of Extramural Research and Training, NIEHS
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: (919) 541-1445 
FAX: (919) 541-5064
E-mail: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Lisa Archer Edwards, MBA
Team Lead, Grants Management Officer
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Research and Training, NIEHS
111 TW Alexander Drive
P. O. Box 12233, MD K3-11
Keystone Building, Room 3060
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  919-541-0751
FAX:  301-451-5334
Email:  archer@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

 NIEHS Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Shiva Singh, Ph.D.
Chief, Undergraduate and Predoctoral Training Branch, NIGMS 
Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
45 Center Drive, Room 2As.37
Bethesda, MS 20892-6200
Telephone: (301) 594-3900
E-mail: singhs@nigms.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Grace Olascoaga
Grants Management Officer, NIGMS
Building 45, Room AN.32C        
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
Telephone: (301) 594-5135
FAX: (301) 480-2554
E-mail: olascoag@nighm.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

  • Applications must be responsive to the NIGMS Institutional Training Grants Program Description and Guidelines. For a list of the specific training areas and the program description, see for predoctoral T32s: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/InstPredoc/; or for postdoctoral T32s see: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/InstPostdoc/.  NIGMS does not require applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact staff to obtain agreement that the IC will accept the application.  However, NIGMS does strongly encourage all applicants for new training grants (type 1, non-amended) to contact staff before submitting an application.   All applicants for NIGMS-funded predoctoral training grants are required to address six special requirements, as described in the NIGMS Institutional Training Grants program description (http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/InstPredoc/PredocTrainingDescription.htm#NIGMSreqs ), to be inserted at the end of the Background section of the application.

 NIGMS Application Submission Dates:
Predoctoral Training Grants:

Postdoctoral Training Grants:

  • January 25 (AIDS date May 7)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Mark Chavez, Ph.D.
Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development, NIMH 
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 7101, MSC 9621
Bethesda, MD 20892-9621 
Telephone: (301) 443-8942 
FAX: (301) 480-3284
E-mail: mchavez1@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Rita Sisco
Grants Management Branch,
NIMH 6001 Executive Blvd., Room 6120
MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD 20892-9605
Telephone: (301) 443-2805 
FAX: (301) 443-6885
E-mail: siscor@mail.nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

  • NIMH encourages innovative T32 applications to support training programs within the research areas supported by the Institute (see http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/ for links to the five extramural science divisions and their interests and priorities and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/research-priorities/index.shtml for current research priorities). Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute Program staff (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/contacts-for-research-training-and-career-development-programs.shtml) well in advance of the receipt deadline to discuss their application plans. 
  • NIMH accepts applications for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training.  Predoctoral training is expected to support trainees after they have chosen a dissertation lab (year 2 and beyond).  NIMH allows short-term training as one component of a T32 program.  NIMH encourages its T32-supported trainees to submit individual funding applications to provide continued support of their mentored research training. 
  • The NIMH requires any applicant requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact Program staff to obtain agreement that the NIMH will accept the application.  

NIMH Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25
  • AIDS applications; all standard AIDS application dates apply

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Stephen J. Korn, Ph.D.
Director of Training and Career Development, NINDS
Neuroscience Center, Room 2186
6001 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-4188
FAX: (301) 480-1080
E-mail: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Christina Zimmerman
Grants Management Specialist, NINDS 
Neuroscience Center, Room 3273
6001 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-3107
FAX: (301) 402-0219
E-mail: zimmermc@ninds.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

  • Applicants should consult the NINDS website at: www.ninds.nih.gov for NINDS-specific information regarding this NRSA T32 program.

 NINDS Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific/Research Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN 
Program Director, Office of Extramural Programs
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 496-9558
Fax: (301) 480-8260
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ronald Wertz
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Grants and Contracts Management
National Institutes of Health
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 594-2870 
Email: wertzr@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

  • The NINR funds this program to enable institutions with schools of nursing to make NRSA awards to nurse scientists for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research training in specified areas, using the standard NRSA stipend and budgetary levels  (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html) and up to $800 annually for travel costs for each trainee. NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on acute and chronic illness across the life span, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health disparities, HIV/ AIDS, aging, caregiving, management of symptoms, self-management, and care at the end of life.  NINR seeks to extend nursing science by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, applying new technologies (including nanotechnology) to nursing research questions, exploring genetics and genomics applications in nursing research, improving the quality and effectiveness of interventions, and developing nursing research investigators. To provide pre- and post-doctoral research training to nurse scientists to broaden their scientific backgrounds and extend their potential for research. In so doing, the NINR is helping to address the critical shortage of nursing faculty, which both contributes to, and is affected by, the increasing gap between the supply and demand for nurses in the workforce.  Innovative scientific programs that are interdisciplinary are especially encouraged. Applications from institutions which implement strategies for identifying and recruiting students who have already completed a Bachelor's Degree in a field other than nursing; students who are from an under-represented group; or students who are currently BSN-Ph.D. students are particularly encouraged. In addition, applications that include provisions for the early identification and recruitment of undergraduate students who have the potential to become successful BSN-PH.D. Fast Track students are particularly encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to review NINR's Mission and Strategic Plan (http://www.ninr.nih.gov/AboutNINR/NINRMissionandStrategicPlan) for additional information on the Institute's research and training goals. NINR does require applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact staff to obtain agreement that the IC will accept the application.  NINR requests that all applications use July 1 as the project start date.
  • NINR does not allow short-term training in the T32 program.
  • NINR will not accept T32 applications from DNP programs.

 NINR Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Program Director
HIV/AIDS, Training, and Special Populations Portfolios
Division of Extramural Research
National  Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Tel: (301) 443-8372
Fax: 301-480-3621
Email: riverara@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Chief Grants Management Officer
NCCAM
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475
Telephone: (301) 594-9102
FAX:  (301) 480-1552
E-mail: tuckerg@mail.nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information

 NCCAM Application Submission Dates:

  • January 25 (AIDS date May 7)

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Scientific/Research Contact:
William T. Watson, D.V.M. M.S. (Post-doctoral T32),
Division of Comparative Medicine, ORIP, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 954
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 435-0744
FAX: (301) 480-3819
E-mail: watsonwm@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Christina Fleming
Office of Grants Management, NCATS/ORIP, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 1056
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 435-0850
FAX: (301) 480-3777
E-mail: flemingc@mail.nih.gov

ORIP Specific Information:

  • Restricted to veterinary students and graduate veterinarians only.  Additional guidance on ORIP/DCM website.

 ORIP Application Submission Dates:

  • January 25 (AIDS date May 7)
  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)
  • September 25 (AIDS date January 7)

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Rebecca Costello
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-435-3605
FAX: 301-480-1845
Email: costellb@od.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Tammy Dickinson
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 2B03
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-402-2911
FAX: 301-480-7660
Email: dickinst@od.nih.gov

ODS Specific Information:

  • ODS does not receive applications, and does not fund applications directly, but provides funds to other ICs to support areas aligned with the mission of ODS.

 ODS Application Submission Dates:

  • N/A – ODS Does Not Issue Awards

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