Grants and Funding
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T35) (
PA-11-185)
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 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 supports short-term research training for students in health professional schools.

NEI Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Charlotte Pratt, PhD, RD
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences - Prevention and Population Sciences Program
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7936
Tel: 301-435-0382
Fax: 301-480-1864
Email: prattc@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:

  • NHLBI will only accept applications in scientific areas relevant to the NHLBI mission.  For areas of specific interest, please see the NHLBI website, http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/mission.htm.
  • NHLBI supports short-term research training for students in health professional schools. Predoctoral students and postdoctoral individuals who are students in medical schools may be supported under the T35.
  • Institutions may request support for at least 4 but not more than 32 students per budget period to pursue research training for 2-3 months on a full-time basis.
  • Current T32 Program Directors who submit T35 applications should indicate how the proposed T35 activities differ from the activities supported by their T32 award.

 NHLBI Application Submission Dates:

  • January 25 (AIDS date May 7)

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:

  • NIA supports this program for students in health professional schools.   

 NIA Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Mariela C. Shirley, Ph.D.
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, NIAAA
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 2079 MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: 301-443-9787
Fax: 301-443-8614
Email: shirleym@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Debra Carle
Senior Grants Management Specialist, NIAAA
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3029, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 443-4705
FAX: (301) 443-3891
Email: dcarle@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

  • NIAAA supports short-term research training for investigators who are active in alcohol research in order to promote the application of new biomedical, behavioral and statistical technologies that advance alcohol research.

 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:

  • NIAID supports this program for students in health professional schools only at the predoctoral level.

 NIAID Application Submission Dates:

  • September 25 (AIDS date January 7)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Interdisciplinary Training
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Democracy II, Suite 200
6707 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-5477
Office: (301) 451-4797
Fax: (301) 480-1614  
E-mail: erimz@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 uses the T35 mechanism to provide intensive clinical or translational research experiences for predoctoral bioengineering students or short-term training in focused, emerging scientific areas relevant to NIBIB’s scientific mission.  NIBIB discourages current T32 awardees from submitting T35 applications; if applicants choose to apply, they must clearly indicate how the proposed T35 activities differ from the activities supported by their T32 award

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

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 utilizes this award mechanism to establish a network of short-term training programs at institutions conducting Federally funded research on hearing to provide students in professional doctoral programs in audiology leading to the Au.D. degree with hands-on exposure to  clinical research or translational research in the hearing sciences.  This traineeship shall involve the conduct of a small-scale research project suitable for presentation at a scientific meeting.  The short-term research experiences provided by this award mechanism are not intended for students enrolled in integrated or sequential Au.D./Ph.D. programs.  This initiative seeks to encourage Au.D. students to develop research career trajectories through pursuing sustained programs of research training and career development in order to advance the state-of-the art in hearing health care services.

 NIDCD Application Submission Dates:

  • May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

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

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Judith Podskalny
Director: Research Training &
Career Development and Digestive Disease Centers Programs
Division of Digestive Diseases
and Nutrition, NIDDK
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 667
Bethesda, MD 20892-5450
(for courier delivery change zip to
20817 )
Phone: 301-594-8876
FAX: 301-480-8300
Email: jp53s@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 short-term research training for medical students, typically between the first and second years of medical school.  At least half of the students must be engaged in projects that are directly relevant to NIDDK areas of research interest which include diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases, obesity, nutrition, digestive and liver diseases, and kidney, urologic, and hematologic disorders.

 NIDDK Application Submission Dates:

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

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 supports short-term research training for individuals in health professional schools.

 NIEHS 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 supports this program for students in health professional schools.

 NCCAM Application Submission Dates:

  • January 25 (AIDS date May 7)

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Manuel Moro
Division of Comparative Medicine, ORIP, NIH
Room 956, MSC 4874
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892-4874 by US mail
(courier zip code is 20817)
Phone: 301-435-0960
FAX: 301-480-3819

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Jean Richelsen
Office of Grants Management, NCATS/ORIP, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd. Rm. 1052
Bethesda, MD 20892-4874
Phone: 301-435-0853
FAX: 301-480-3777
Email: richelsj@mail.nih.gov

ORIP Specific Information:

  • ORIP supports short-term research training only for veterinary students obtaining their DVM or DMV degree.

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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