Grants and Funding
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) (PA-14-015)
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
Release Date: December 6, 2013
Expiration Date: January 8, 2017


  • NIH Institute or Center
  • Scientific Program Contact:
  • Grants Management Contact

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Scientific Program Contacts:
Susan E. Lim, Ph.D.
Phone: 240-276-5630
Email: lims@mail.nih.gov

Mark Damico, Ph.D.
Phone: 240-276-5630
Email: damicomw@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Aida Vasquez
Phone: 240-276-6319
Email: Vasquez@mail.nih.gov

NCI-Specific Information:

NCI T32 training programs must be cancer focused.  No less than 75% of the trainees per award year must be postdoctoral fellows.  The Principal Investigator (PI) must hold 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.  Mentors are expected to have independent R01, or R01-like, research funding. New and Early Stage Investigators (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/investigator_policies_faqs.htm) with no such funding may serve as co-mentors.  For the NCI T32, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations. The award duration is expected to 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/funding/t32

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

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: January 25; May 25; September 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.              
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
William Darby, Chief
Phone: (301) 451-2020
E-mail: darbyw@nei.nih.gov

NEI Specific Information:

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Contact Program staff
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 (AIDS date September 7)
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: No

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-402-2851
Email: christine.gatlin@nih.gov

Heather Junkins, M.S.
Phone: 301-402-0343
Email: junkinsh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Cheryl Chick
Phone: 301-435-7858
Email: ChickC@mail.nih.gov

Susan Toy
Phone: 301-443-4935
Email: toys@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

NHGRI has aligned its institutional training program with its latest strategic plan: "Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside," (http://www.genome.gov/Pages/About/Planning/2011NHGRIStrategicPlan.pdf). The realignment resulted in the: 1) revamping the Institutional Training Grants in Genomic Sciences to support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training with a focus on the quantitative sciences, bioinformatics, and technology development: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-016 located at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-016.html; 2) initiating the Institutional Training Grants in Genomic Medicine to support post-doctoral training only: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-017 located at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-017.html. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors to discuss their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: For travel expenses for trainees, contact program staff. NHGRI will provide additional travel expenses of up to $2,000 each year for the primary PD/PI, and other training faculty members closely associated with the training program, to travel to the NHGRI annual networking meeting which will be held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 only (new applications); January 25, May 25, or September 25 (as appropriate for renewal and resubmission applications).
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contacts:
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences:
Jane Scott, ScD, MSN
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Email: scottj2@nhlbi.nih.gov

Division of Lung Diseases:
Xenia J. Tigno, PhD
Phone: (301) 435-0202
Email: tignoxt@mail.nih.gov

Division of Blood Diseases and Resources:

Henry Chang, M.D.
Phone: (301) 435-0080
Email:  changh@nhlbi.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Beckie Chamberlin
Phone: (301) 435-0183
Email: chamberr@nhlbi.nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

The NHLBI supports 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 request for “Just-In-Time” information is not applicable to NHLBI training grants (Section VI, 1. Award Notices of this PA).
NHLBI has special policies, requirements and review criteria for their T32 grants.  Refer to the following URL for this information: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/policies/t32/index.htm.
A database of active NHLBI Kirschstein-NRSA training grants (T32s) is located at http://apps.nhlbi.nih.gov/trainingt32/

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes, short-term summer positions
  • Travel Costs: Up to $1,400 per trainee per year may be requested for trainee travel (for pre- and post-doctoral trainees only)
  • Application Submission Dates: January 25 (AIDS date May 7) (new, renewal, resubmission, revision); September 25 (resubmission applications only). An AIDS deadline does not apply due to expedited Council Review of the applications.
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes (see http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/policies/t32/index.htm#Application_Cost)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-496-9322
Email: Hunterc@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Traci Lafferty
Phone: (301) 496-1472
Email: 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.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Contact Program staff
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 (AIDS date September 7)
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: yes

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Program Contact:
M. Katherine Jung, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-8744
Email: jungma@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Deborah A. Hendry
Phone: 301-443-0915
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.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Scientific Program Contact:
Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.  
Phone: 301-496-0818
Email: keichelberg@niaid.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
John A. Villella
Phone: 301-451-2677
E-mail: villellaja@niaid.nih.gov 

NIAID Specific Information:

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/sop/pages/biggrants.aspx  
NIAID supports research in its scientific mission and priority areas http://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/whoweare/planningpriorities/Pages/default.aspx
For information on NIAID’s training grants, see http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/traincareer/pages/training.aspx
 

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: $1000 per trainee, per year
  • Application Submission Dates: September 25 (AIDS date January 7)
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

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

Scientific Program Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-5585
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Teresa Do 
Phone: 301-594-3512
Email: dote@mail.nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

See: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/T32_program.asp

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: $1000 per trainee per year
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 only
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific Program Contact:
Richard A. Baird, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-7671
Email: bairdri@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska
Phone: (301) 451-4782
Email:  turskaf@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

NIBIB supports predoctoral, postdoctoral, or combined research training in its scientific mission areas (www.nibib.nih.gov/research/scientific-program-areas). Postdoctoral programs may support either PhD or MD degree holders, the former programs typically focusing on basic and the latter focusing on clinical or translational research. NIBIB will accept applications proposing training in biomedical imaging, bioengineering, and biomedical informatics, including multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programs integrating engineering and the biological and physical sciences. Applicants should address the institutional impact and the added-value of their program to its participating departments and/or degree-granting programs. NIBIB normally expects 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 (www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers) to learn more about this program and other NIBIB research training opportunities.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No.
  • Travel Costs: $1,000/trainee/yr.
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25.
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes.

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

Scientific Program Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-3371
Email: dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Robin Kurtz
Phone: 301-435-6978
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

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: $500 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 only
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific Program Contact:
Daniel S. Sklare, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

NIDCD Specific Information:

NIDCD supports pre-doctoral, 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.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: yes
  • Travel Costs: $800 annually per full-time trainee appointee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

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

Scientific Program Contacts:
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases:
Arthur Castle, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-7719
Email: CastleA@mail.nih.gov

Digestive Diseases, Obesity, and Nutrition:
Christine Densmore, M.S.
Phone: (301) 402-8714
Email: DensmoreC@mail.nih.gov

Kidney Disorders:
Krystyna Rys-Sikora, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-4770
Email: ryssikok@mail.nih.gov

Urologic Disorders:
Tracy Rankin, Ph.D. 
Phone: (301) 594-4748          
Email: RankinT@mail.nih.gov

Hematologic Disorders: 
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-7726          
Email: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Aricia Ajose, MPA
Phone: (301)594-9023
Email: ajosea@mail.nih.gov

NIDDK Specific Information:

NIDDK supports the training of predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, 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 program contact before beginning the process of applying for a training grant.  For further information, see our website:  http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: Up to $1000 per year per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Pam Fleming
Phone: (301) 253-8729
Email: pfleming@nida.nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

NIDA encourages applications to support predoctoral, postdoctoral, or combined predoctoral/postdoctoral research training. Programs should prepare individuals to become productive researchers in drug abuse and addiction research.  Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the NIDA website to identify current NIDA priorities at: http://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/2010-strategic-plan.
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.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: Capped at $1000 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Phone: (919) 541-1445 
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Lisa Archer Edwards, MBA
Phone: 919-541-0751
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

Applications submitted to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences should be responsive to the mission of the NIEHS, and the priority areas for the field of environmental health sciences as identified in the Strategic Plan: (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/strategicplan2012_508.pdf­).
Training Grant applications are expected to have a substantial base of NIEHS funded research grant support.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: $300 per predoctoral slot, $600 per postdoctoral slot
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Predoctoral:
Shiva Singh, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-3900
Email: singhs@nigms.nih.gov

Postdoctoral:
Michael Sesma, Ph.D.
Phone
Email: msesma@nigms.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Grace Olascoaga
Phone: (301) 594-5135
Email: olascoag@nighm.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

NIGMS supports predoctoral and postdoctoral research training, but will NOT accept applications requesting support for combined pre- and postdoctoral training. Applications must be responsive to the NIGMS Institutional Training Grants Program Description and Guidelines (http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/InstPredoc/PredocTrainingDescription.htm). For a list of the specific training areas and the program description, see for predoctoral T32s: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/InstPredoc/; or see for postdoctoral T32s: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/InstPostdoc/
NIGMS strongly encourages applications that propose fundamental, interdisciplinary training essential for future biomedical researchers. Applicant institutions must have access to a pool of highly promising graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, including those that are underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences, and must propose a sound training plan that offers distinct training opportunities on their campuses.
All applicants must clearly state the specific objectives for the proposed program, and how they are distinct from, overlap with or are anticipated to precede other training programs at the same institution, by defining and justifying the faculty and students involved in every relevant program effectively. Contemporary training programs are anticipated to involve multiple departments, disciplines and approaches, to effectively build additional quantitative biology skills and to describe new training initiatives that emerge from periodic review of the program.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: $300 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: Predoctoral – Jan 25, May 25, Sept 25; Postdoctoral- January 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: No

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific Program Contact:
NIMH Program Staff

Grants Management Contact:
Rita Sisco
Phone: (301) 443-2805 
Email: siscor@mail.nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

NIMH encourages T32 applications in 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 (contact information to the left in this table) well in advance of the receipt deadline to discuss their application plans. 

NIMH accepts applications for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training. See http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/nimh-nrsa-practices-and-guidance.shtml for NIMH NRSA practices and guidance for T32 applications.
 

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes, for medical students
  • Travel Costs: Up to $750/predoctoral trainee and up to $1200/postdoctoral trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 only; AIDS applications accepted on standard due dates
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Stephen J. Korn, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Tia Decoster
Phone: (301) 496-9231
Email: decostert@ninds.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

Applicants should consult the NINDS website at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/training_and_career_development/institutional-programs.htm for NINDS-specific information regarding this NRSA T32 program.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes, but rarely approved--interested applicants should contact the Scientific Program Contact
  • Travel Costs: $500 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: No

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, PhD, MPH, RN
Phone: 301-496-9558
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ronald Wertz
Phone: (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 awards to individuals with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training. 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. 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.

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: Up to $800 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-8372
Email: riverara@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 594-9102
Email: tuckerg@mail.nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information

NCCAM supports this program at institutions that have the research expertise, curriculum, infrastructure, and faculty for complementary and integrative health-related research training. For more information about NCCAM research-training programs, see: www.nccam.nih.gov/training

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: January 25 only
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Maximum annual total direct cost for new and competing renewal applications may not exceed $400,000 per year

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Scientific Program Contact:
Manuel Moro, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Phone: 301-435-0960
FAX: 301-480-3819
Email: manuel.moro@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Christina Fleming
Phone: (301) 435-0850
Email: flemingc@mail.nih.gov

ORIP Specific Information:

Restricted to veterinary students and graduate veterinarians only.  Additional guidance on ORIP/DCM website, see: http://dpcpsi.nih.gov/orip

  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: Standard due dates
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Rebecca Costello, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-435-3605
Email: costellb@od.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Tammy Dickinson
Phone: 301-402-2911
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.

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