NRSA INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING GRANTS (T32) – NINR
 
Release Date:  January 14, 2002
 
NOTICE:  NOT-NR-02-001

National Institute of Nursing Research
 
The Program Announcement "NIH National Research Service Award 
Institutional Research Training Grants," PA-00-103, was published in the 
NIH Guide on June 1, 2000, and is located at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-103.html.

It seeks to encourage eligible institutions to develop or enhance 
research training opportunities for individuals, selected by the 
institution, who are training for careers in specified areas of 
biomedical and behavioral research.  The National Institute of Nursing 
Research (NINR) views the T32 as one way to ensure that nurse 
scientists, highly trained in nursing research, are available in 
adequate numbers to address important gaps in our biological and 
behavioral understanding of clinical problems.  
 
In addition to the diverse scientific areas that may be the focus of 
the institutional training grant, this NOTICE seeks to encourage T32 
applicants to consider two particular areas of inquiry for the May 10, 
2002 receipt date: 1) genetics and 2) health disparities of underserved 
populations. These research areas continue to be identified by NINR and 
the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR) as needing 
increased attention at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels.  The 
NINR Strategic Plan on Reducing Health Disparities can be viewed at:  
http://www.ninr.nih.gov/research/diversity/mission.html.

NINR is also interested in applications in any scientific area of 
inquiry that provide creative research training experiences for recent 
nursing graduates or students in BSN to PhD programs. A 2000 report by 
the National Research Council recommended: "The NINR should emphasize 
research training programs that foster earlier entry into research 
careers. . . . The NINR may wish to consider redirecting a portion of 
its NRSA funds to programs targeting students entering the nursing 
profession (such as B.A.-to-Ph.D. Programs) and recent nursing 
graduates."  For the complete report, link to "Addressing the Nation"s 
Changing Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists" at 
http://www.nap.edu/books/0309069815/html/.  This position is supported 
by a recent nursing research training workshop and by the National 
Advisory Council of Nursing Research.  An executive summary of the 
workshop may be read at 
http://www.ninr.nih.gov/news-info/pubs/sswp_increasing.pdf.
 
Please note that T32 applications for the National Institute of Nursing 
Research are accepted annually for the receipt date of May 10.  
 
Inquires are encouraged. The NINR website lists program directors who 
can assist prospective applicants in diverse areas of scientific 
opportunity:  http://www.ninr.nih.gov/ResearchAndFunding/DEA/OEP/AreasofscienceFile.htm.
 
INQUIRIES
 
For further information on program issues regarding genetics, please contact:
 
Hilary D. Sigmon, PhD, RN
Program Director
National Institute of Nursing Research
45 Center Drive MSC 6300
Building 45, Room 3AN-12
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-6300
Tel:  (301) 594-5970
FAX:  (301) 480-8260
Email:  hilary_sigmon@nih.gov
 
For further information on program issues regarding health disparities 
of underserved populations, please contact:
 
Janice Phillips, PhD, RN
Program Director
National Institute of Nursing Research
45 Center Drive MSC 6300
Building 45, Room 3AN-12
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-6300
Tel:  (301) 594-6152
FAX:  (301) 480-8260
Email:  janice_phillips@nih.gov
 
For further information on program issues regarding the baccalaureate 
to PhD program, please contact:
  
Hilary D. Sigmon, PhD, RN
Program Director
National Institute of Nursing Research
45 Center Drive MSC 6300
Building 45, Room 3AN-12
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-6300
Tel:  (301) 594-5970
FAX:  (301) 480-8260
Email:  hilary_sigmon@nih.gov

For further information on fiscal issues, please contact:
 
Cindy McDermott
Chief, Office of Grants and Contracts Management
National Institute of Nursing Research
45 Center Drive MSC 6300
Building 45, Room 3AN-12
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-6300
Tel:  (301) 594-6869
FAX:  (301) 480-8260
Email:  cindy_mcdermott@nih.gov



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