NIH GUIDE, Volume 21, Number 11, March 20, 1992

PA NUMBER:  PA-92-56

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  Biomedical Research Training 

National Institutes of Health


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award National Research

Service Award (NRSA) institutional grants (T32) to 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 purpose

of the NRSA program is to help ensure that highly trained scientists

are available in adequate numbers and in the appropriate research areas

and fields to carry out the nation's biomedical and behavioral research


Preapplication consultation with NIH is highly desirable, especially

where predoctoral or short-term training is planned.  Contacts are

listed in the section on Inquiries, below.  Brief descriptions of

institutional NRSA research training programs at other Public Health

Service Agencies are also listed below.


For Institutions

Domestic non-profit private or public institutions may apply for grants

to support research training programs.  The applicant institution must

have, or be able to develop, the staff and facilities required for the

proposed program.  The training program director at the institution

will be responsible for the selection and appointment of trainees to

receive NRSA support and for the overall direction of the program.

For Trainees

The individual to be trained must be a citizen or a non-citizen

national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for

permanent residence (i.e., in possession of the Alien Registration

Receipt Card I-551 or I-151) at the time of appointment.  Individuals

on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Predoctoral Trainees

Predoctoral trainees on regular research training appointments must

have received a baccalaureate degree as of the beginning date of their

NRSA appointment, and must be training at the postbaccalaureate level

in a program leading to the award of a doctor of philosophy of science

or an equivalent degree.  National Research Service Awards cannot be

used to support courses which are required for the M.D., D.O., D.D.S.,

D.V.M., or any other similar health-professional degree.  Individuals

who wish to interrupt their medical, veterinary, dental, optometry or

other professional school studies for a year or more to engage in

full-time research training before completing their professional

degrees are eligible; however, prior approval by the NIH is required

before such individuals may be appointed to the NRSA institutional

research training grant.

Postdoctoral Trainees

Postdoctoral individuals must have received, as of the beginning date

of the NRSA appointment, a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M., O.D.,

D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr.P.H., D.N.S., or equivalent degree from an

accredited domestic or foreign institution.  Certification by an

authorized official of the degree granting institution that all degree

requirements have been met is acceptable.

Individuals with health-professional degrees appointed to postdoctoral

positions are expected to engage in at least two years of research or

research training beginning at the time of appointment.  After one or

two years of research training support, most postdoctoral trainees

should be encouraged to seek support for further supervised research

experience through individual awards.  Such individual awards could

include, but are not limited to, individual postdoctoral fellowships,

Physician Scientist Awards, Dental Scientist Awards, Clinical

Investigator Awards, Clinical Investigator Development Awards, or

research grants.  It is recognized that transfer to an individual award

may not be appropriate for some postdoctoral trainees such as those

engaged in research training leading to a graduate degree.  In any

case, the review of competing renewal applications for research

training programs will include a rigorous review of the ability of the

training program to retain individual trainees for at least two years

of research or research training experience.  Additionally, the ability

of the training program to direct postdoctoral trainees into individual

support mechanisms and eventually into independent research careers

will be carefully examined at review.

Short-Term Health Professional Trainees

Students enrolled in a school of medicine, osteopathy, optometry,

pharmacy, chiropractic, dentistry, public health, or veterinary

medicine who have completed at least one quarter and are willing to

engage in full-time research training for up to three months are

eligible for appointment to short-term positions on an institutional

research training grant.  Individuals holding an M.S., a Ph.D., or an

M.D./Ph.D. degree or an equivalent graduate level research degree are

not eligible for short-term training positions.  Similarly, individuals

matriculated in a formal program leading to an M.S., a Ph.D., an

M.D./Ph.D. or a comparable graduate level research degree are not

eligible for short-term training positions.  Within schools of

pharmacy, only individuals who are candidates for the Pharm.D. degree

are eligible.


General Provisions

Levels of Training

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Training:  Applications will be

accepted for predoctoral or postdoctoral research training.

Predoctoral research training must be at the postbaccalaureate level

and must lead to the Ph.D. or a comparable doctorate degree.

Postdoctoral research training is for individuals who have received an

M.D., a Ph.D. or comparable doctoral degrees.  Predoctoral research

training will emphasize fundamental training in the basic disciplinary

areas while training at the postdoctoral level will emphasize

specialized training to meet national research priorities.  Training

grants are a desirable mechanism for the postdoctoral training of

physicians and other health-professionals whose doctoral training

usually involves only limited research experience.  For such

individuals, the training may be a part of a research degree program,

but in all cases, health-professional postdoctoral trainees should

agree to engage in at least two years of research, research training,

or comparable experiences beginning at the time of appointment.

Short-Term Research Training Positions for Health-Professional Students

Beginning with the May 10, 1992 receipt date, applications for NRSA

institutional research training grants which request support for

regular predoctoral and/or postdoctoral research training may also

request short-term positions reserved specifically to train medical or

other health-professional students on a full-time basis during the

summer or other "off quarter" periods.  Short-term appointments are

intended to provide health-professional students with opportunities to

participate in biomedical and/or behavioral research in an effort to

attract these individuals into research careers.

To be eligible for short-term research training positions, health-

professional students must have completed at least one quarter in a

program leading to a doctorate at an accredited school of medicine,

osteopathy, optometry, pharmacy, chiropractic, dentistry, or veterinary

medicine prior to participating in the program. Short-term positions

should last at least two months but may not last longer than three

months.  However, back-to-back short-term appointments may be

permitted.  Students selected for short-term appointments are

encouraged to obtain two or more periods of short-term training during

the period of studies leading to their health-professional degree.

Types of Training Permitted

NRSA research training grants may not be used to support studies

leading to the M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M. or other similar health-

professional degrees.  However, students enrolled in health-

professional doctoral degree programs may receive support for short-

term research training for one or more periods lasting up to three

months each.  Also, students enrolled in health-professional doctoral

degree programs may interrupt their health-professional studies for a

year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing

their professional degree.

NRSA research training grants may not be used to support residency

training, which means postgraduate training for doctors of medicine,

osteopathy, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and nursing or the training

of any other individual who is providing health care directly to

patients where the majority of the time is spent in non-research

clinical training.  However, if a specified period of full-time

research training is creditable toward specialty board certification,

NRSA may support such postdoctoral research training provided the

trainee is interested in establishing a research career.  Physicians

and other health-professionals accepted for a postdoctoral NRSA

appointment are expected to engage in at least two years of research or

research training starting at the beginning of the appointment.

Trainees are required to pursue their research training on a full-time

basis, devoting at least 40 hours per week, as specified by the

sponsoring institution, in accordance with its own policies.  Research

trainees in clinical areas are expected to devote their time to the

proposed research training and to confine clinical duties to those

which are a part of the research training experience.

Trainees appointed to the training program must have the opportunity to

carry out supervised biomedical or behavioral research with the primary

objective of extending their research skills and knowledge in

preparation for a career in research.

Duration of Support

Institutional NRSA grants may be made for competitive segments of up to

five years and are renewable.  Awards within an approved competitive

segment are normally made in 12 month increments with support for

additional years dependent on satisfactory progress and the continued

availability of funds.

Trainees are customarily appointed for full-time 12 month periods.  No

trainee may be appointed for less than nine months except with the

prior approval of the awarding unit or when health-professional

students are appointed to approved short-term research training

positions.  No individual trainee may receive more than 5 years of

aggregate NRSA support at the predoctoral level and 3 years of

aggregate NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any

combination of support from institutional training grants and

individual fellowship awards.  Any exception to the total duration of

trainee support at either the predoctoral or postdoctoral level

requires a waiver from the director of the awarding component at the

NIH.   The grounds for approving extensions of support can be found in

the document titled National Research Service Awards - Guidelines for

Individual Awards - Institutional Grants, NIH Guide for Grants and

Contracts, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 6, 1984.

Recruitment and Appointment of Trainees

The primary objective of the NRSA program is the preparation of

qualified individuals for careers in biomedical and behavioral

research.  Within the framework of the program's longstanding

commitment to excellence and projected needs for investigators in

particular areas of research, it is important that attention also be

given to recruiting individuals from minority groups that are

underrepresented nationally in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Application information on plans for the recruitment of trainees should

include a description of steps to be taken for the recruitment of

individuals from underrepresented minority groups.  Also, competing

continuation applications should include cumulative information on the

recruitment of minority trainees during the previous award period and

the subsequent career development of all trainees, including

information about their minority status.  Failure to include an

adequate plan for recruitment or a report on minority recruitment from

the previous award period may result in a delay of funding until that

information is provided.  Also program directors should be aware of a

recruitment pool in the nurse community which may have been overlooked.

NRSA program directors should make information about their programs

available to the nursing profession.

Consistent with the objectives of the NRSA programs and the focus on

the placement of former research trainees into research careers, it has

been shown that trainees who leave programs which exclusively train

health-professional postdoctorates are less likely to apply for and

receive research grant support than health-professionals who train in

an environment which also trains postdoctorates with the Ph.D. degree.

As a consequence, for training programs which focus, for example, on

research training for individuals with the M.D., consideration should

be given to the development of linkages with basic science departments

or the modification of program focus to attract individuals with the

Ph.D., when such changes are consistent with the goals of the program.

Applications which indicate that linkages with basic science

departments have been established and/or propose the concomitant

postdoctoral training of physicians or dentists with individuals who

have doctorates in the basic sciences (e.g., individuals with the

Ph.D.) will be given special consideration at review.

Payback Provisions

Before trainees can be appointed to a training grant, they must sign an

agreement to fulfill the NRSA payback requirements.  Recipients agree

to engage in health related research and/or health related teaching for

a period equal to the period of NRSA support in excess of 12 months.

Once an individual has had 12 months of postbaccalaureate NRSA support,

all subsequent NRSA support is subject to payback.  The period of

appointment to a short-term research training positions will be

accumulated along with any future NRSA support to calculate the total

NRSA service obligation.

Recipients must begin to undertake the obligated service on a

continuous basis within 2 years after termination of NRSA support.  The

period for undertaking payback service may be delayed for additional

research training, for temporary disability, for a temporary hardship,

for completion of residency requirements, or for completion of the

requirements for a graduate degree.  Requests for an extension must be

made in writing to the awarding unit specifying the need for additional

time and the length of the required extension.  Recipients of NRSA

support are responsible for informing the awarding unit of changes in

status or address.

For individuals who fail to fulfill their obligation through service,

the United States is entitled to recover the total amount of NRSA funds

paid to the individual for the obligated period plus interest at a rate

determined by the Secretary of the Treasury.  Financial payback must be

completed within three years beginning on the date the United States

becomes entitled to recover such amount.  Under certain conditions, the

Secretary of Health and Human Services may extend the period for

starting service or for repayment, permit breaks in service, or

otherwise waive or suspend the payback obligation of an individual.

Applicant organizational officials responsible for recruitment of

trainees should familiarize themselves with the terms of the service

payback requirements and explain them to prospective training

candidates before an appointment to the training grant is offered.

Stipends and Other Training Costs

The current stipend levels are as follows:  Predoctoral trainees at all

levels of experience receive $8,800 per annum.  Health professional

students appointed to short-term training positions will receive $734

per month.

For postdoctoral trainees, the stipend for the first year of support is

determined by the number of years of relevant postdoctoral experience

at the time of appointment.  Relevant experience may include research

experience (including industrial), teaching, internship, residency, or

other time spent in full-time studies in a health-related field

following the qualifying doctoral degree.  The stipend for each

additional year of NRSA support is the next level on the stipend scale.

Current postdoctoral stipends are as follows:

Years of Relevant Experience                       Stipend

            0                                      $18,600

            1                                       19,700

            2                                       25,600

            3                                       26,900

            4                                       28,200

            5                                       29,500

            6                                       30,800

            7 or more                               32,300

Trainees with health-professional doctoral degrees who are enrolled in

a graduate degree program are considered to be in postdoctoral training

and will receive the appropriate stipend listed above.

NRSA stipends may be supplemented by an institution from non-Federal

funds.  No Federal funds may be used for stipend supplementation unless

specifically authorized under the terms of the program from which the

supplemental funds are derived.  An individual may make use of Federal

educational loan funds or V.A. benefits when permitted by those

programs.  Under no circumstances may the conditions of stipend

supplementation detract from or prolong the training.

Trainees may be permitted to receive compensation for services as a

research assistant or in some other position on a Federal research

grant, provided the services are not related to the trainee's

dissertation area or program of training and the services do not

interfere with or prolong the research training experience.  It is

expected that compensation from research grants will occur on a limited

part-time basis apart from the normal training activities which require

a minimum of 40 hours per week.  Such compensation for services related

to a research grant is not considered stipend supplementation.  More

specific information on compensation as a research assistant is

available in the Guidelines for NRSA Individual Awards - Institutional

Grants, NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 6,


The Tax Reform Act of 1986, Public Law 99-514, impacts on the tax

liability of all individuals supported under the NRSA program.  Degree

candidates who, prior to the enactment of Public Law 99-514, were able

to exclude all monies received under an NRSA award from their reported

income may now exclude only course tuition, fees, books, supplies and

equipment required for attendance.  Non-degree candidates, who formerly

were able to exclude from stipends $300 a month for a period not to

exceed 3 years are now required to report all stipends and any monies

paid on their behalf for course tuition and fees required for

attendance.  These new statutory requirements are in force as of

January 1, 1987.

NIH is not in a position to advise students or institutions about tax

liability.  In any event, changes in the taxability of stipends in no

way alters the relationship between NRSA fellows, trainees and

institutions.  NRSA stipends are not now, and never have been,

salaries.  Trainees supported under the NRSA are not in an

employee-employer relationship with NIH or the institution in which

they are pursuing research training.

Tuition and fees, including medical insurance for the individual in

training, are allowable trainee costs if such charges are required of

all persons in a similar training status at the institution, without

regard to their source of support.  Family medical insurance coverage,

however, is not an appropriate charge to the NRSA research training

grant.  Tuition at the postdoctoral level, if justifiable, is limited

to that required for specific courses in support of the approved

training program.

Trainee travel, including attendance at scientific meetings, which the

institution determines to be necessary to the individual's training, is

an allowable trainee expense.  In addition to travel to scientific

meetings, support for travel to a research training experience away

from the grantee institution for periods up to one year may be

permitted.  Research training experiences away from the parent

institution must be carefully justified considering the type of

opportunities for training available, how they differ from

opportunities offered at the parent institution, and the relationship

of the proposed experience to the trainee's career stage and career

goals.  Requests for training away for the parent institution require

prior approval from the NIH.  Letters requesting training away from the

parent institution may be submitted to the NIH awarding component at

any time during the award period.

Institutional costs of up to $1,500 per year per predoctoral trainee

and up to $2,500 per year per postdoctoral trainee may be requested to

defray the costs of other training related expenses, such as staff

salaries, consultant costs, equipment, research supplies, and staff

travel.  The institution may receive up to $125 per month to offset the

cost of tuition, fees, travel, supplies, and other expenses for each

short-term research training position.  Also, an indirect cost

allowance based on 8 percent of total allowable direct costs exclusive

of tuition, fees, health insurance, and expenditures for equipment, or

actual indirect costs, whichever is less, may be requested.

Applications from State and local government agencies may request full

indirect cost reimbursement.


Application is made on Grant Application Form PHS 398 (revision 9/91).

This revision contains special instructions for institutional NRSA

research training grants.  Applicants are reminded that the 25 page

limit on the narrative section must be observed.

Applicants for research training grants who wish to include a request

for a short-term research training program should also use the

instructions for Institutional Research Training Grants included with

Form PHS 398.  Short-term positions must be identified separately

within each category on the budget page, listing as instructed the

number of short-term trainees, the total stipend amount, and the total

amount of the training related expenses.  Under stipends, short-term

positions should be listed under the "Other" category.  The description

of the short-term research training program must be included in the

application for the regular research training program, but must be

separated from the description of the regular program within each

section of the application.  In addition to the information requested

in the section called the Program Plan, the applicant must also address

the relationship of the proposed short-term program to the regular

research training program and provide assurance that the short-term

program will not detract from the regular program.

The Form PHS 398 is usually available at institutional offices of

sponsored research or their equivalent.  If not available locally, send

a request accompanied by a self-addressed mailing label to:

Office of Grants Inquiries

Division of Research Grants

National Institutes of Health

Westwood Building, Room 449

Bethesda, MD  20892


Applications are evaluated for merit by NIH initial review groups based

on the following criteria:

o  Past research training record for both the program and the

designated preceptors in terms of the rate at which former trainees

establish independent and productive research careers

o  Past research training record in terms of the success of former

trainees in obtaining individual awards such as fellowships, career

awards, and research awards for further development

o  Objectives, design, and direction of the research training program

o  Caliber of preceptors as researchers including successful

competition for research support

o  Training environment including the institutional commitment, the

quality of the facilities, and the availability of research support

o  Recruitment and selection plans for appointees, and the availability

of high quality candidates

o  The record of the research training program in retaining health-

professional postdoctoral trainees for at least two years in research

training or other research activities

o  When appropriate, the concomitant training of health-professional

postdoctorates (e.g., individuals with the M.D., D.O., D.D.S.) with

basic science postdoctorates (e.g., individuals with a Ph.D., Sc.D.)

will receive special consideration

Short-Term Research Training Positions

In addition to the above criteria, applications that request short-term

training positions will also be judged on the following criteria:

o  the quality of the proposed short-term training program including

the commitment of the participating faculty, the program design, the

availability of research support, and the training environment,

o  access to candidates for short-term training and the ability to

recruit high quality short-term trainees from the applicant institution

or some other health professional school,

o  the characteristics of the training program which might be expected

to persuade short-term trainees to consider academic/research careers,

particularly in clinical areas,

o  the success in attracting students back for multiple year


o  the effects of the short-term training program on the quality of the

regular research training program including the appropriateness of the

number of short-term positions, and the plan to integrate the short-

term training program into the regular research training program,

o  the plan to follow former short-term trainees and assess the effect

of such training on their subsequent careers.

Minority Recruitment Plan

All applications must include a plan to recruit individuals from

underrepresented minority groups.  If an application is received

without a plan, review may be deferred until a plan is provided.  The

plan to recruit minorities will be evaluated by the initial review

group after the quality of the training grant application has been

assessed and the priority score has been assigned.  The comments of the

review committee on the plan for attracting minority individuals will

be presented in a note in the summary statement.  For renewal

applications, this commentary will also cover accomplishments in

recruiting and retaining individuals from underrepresented minority

groups during the previous award period.  Funding of an application may

be delayed if the plan for recruiting underrepresented minorities is

considered inadequate, or, in the case of renewal applications, if the

report of efforts to recruit minorities during the previous award

period is considered inadequate.  The plan to recruit minority

individuals into any short-term training positions must also be


Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

Applications must include a description of formal or informal

instruction that deals with various aspects of scientific integrity or

the responsible conduct of research.  Specific elements of the plan

might include topics to be covered, faculty to be involved, format of

the instruction, and schedule of instruction, however, the exact

content of the plan is left to each research training program.  The

plan to provide instruction in the responsible conduct of research will

not be considered in the determination of merit of the overall research

training program, but applications that do not contain such a plan will

be considered incomplete and an award will not be made until a plan is


Review Schedule

Application      Initial Review        Council/Board       Earliest

Receipt Date         Meeting              Meeting         Start Date

Jan 10              Jun                  Sep/Oct          Dec 1

May 10              Oct/Nov              Jan/Feb          Apr 1

Sep 10              Feb/Mar              May/Jun          Jul 1

Most institutional training grants have a start date of July 1, but

there are other possible start dates.  Several Institutes or Centers

make funding decisions once a year in January or February, or earlier,

in order to provide program directors with an adequate recruitment

period.  A few Institutes or Centers restrict receipt dates to once a

year.  For example, the National Institute on Child Health and Human

Development (NICHD) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) receive

training grant applications only on January 10.  The National Institute

on Dental Research (NIDR) receives training grant applications only on

September 10.  And, the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the

National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the

National Center for Nursing Research (NCNR) receive training grant

applications only on May 10.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to

contact appropriate Institute staff before submitting an application.


Final selection will be made based on the review group recommendation,

the need for research personnel in specified program areas, and the

availability of funds.  The Institute will notify the applicant of the

final action shortly after the advisory group meeting.

Following initial review, applications are also reviewed by the

Council, Board, or other national advisory group to the NIH Institute

or Center whose activities relate to the proposed research training.

These advisory groups will include among the information they consider

the initial review groups' comments on the recruitment of individuals

from underrepresented minority groups into the training program.

Additional Information

For additional information, see the document titled National Research

Service Awards - Guidelines for Individual Awards - Institutional

Grants, NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 6,

1984, usually available at the institution and/or contact the

appropriate individual listed under Inquiries, below.




Certain NIH Institutes offer programs exclusively designed to introduce

students in health professional schools to the opportunities inherent

in a research career by supporting full-time research training during

off quarters or summer sessions.  In these programs, all of the

positions are short-term research training positions and are separate

and apart from the regular research training grants described in this

document which may include a few short-term research training positions

in addition to the long-term predoctoral and/or postdoctoral research

training positions.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to

contact appropriate Institute staff before submitting an application.

Announcements for Short-Term Research Training Grants are available

from the Office of Grants Inquiries listed above.


The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program awards research

training grants and fellowships (see next four items) that help

increase the number and capabilities of minority biomedical research

scientists and strengthen science curricula and research opportunities

at institutions with substantial minority enrollments.  These programs

are administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

The MARC Honors Undergraduate Research Training Grant helps minority

institutions develop strong undergraduate science curricula, stimulate

an interest in biomedical research among undergraduate students, and

increase the number of well-prepared minority students who can compete

successfully for entry into graduate programs leading to the Ph.D.

degree in the biomedical sciences.  Under this program, minority

institutions receive support to provide honors students with science

courses, research training, and summer research experience outside the

home institution.

The MARC Predoctoral Fellowship provides a further incentive to

graduates of the MARC Honors Undergraduate Program to obtain research

training in the nation's very best graduate programs.

The MARC Faculty Fellowship offers an opportunity for advanced

biomedical research training to selected full-time faculty members of

minority institutions.  This training can lead to a Ph.D. degree or can

involve postdoctoral research, and can be pursued at any nonprofit

public or private institution in the United States with suitable

facilities.  When the training period is over, fellows are expected to

return to their sponsoring schools to teach and conduct research.

The MARC Visiting Scientist Program provides support for periods of 3

to 12 months to outstanding scientist-teachers who serve as visiting

scientists at eligible minority institutions.

For additional information, write to:

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIH, Westwood Building, Room 9A-18

Bethesda, MD  20892


Applicants are encouraged contact the individuals designated below,

before preparing an application, for additional information concerning

the areas of research, receipt dates and other types of preapplication

consultation.  Contact in advance of submission is especially important

for programs requesting support for predoctoral or short-term research



Dr. Phyllis Eveleth

Deputy Associate Director and Training Officer

Office of Extramural Affairs

National Institute on Aging

Gateway Building, Suite 2C218

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-9322


Dr. Leslye Johnson

Chief, Enteric Diseases Branch

Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Westwood Building, Room 748

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7051

Dr. Eugene Zimmerman

Special Assistant to the Director

Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Westwood Building, Room 754

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-8973

Ms. Nancy Brown

Health Specialist

Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Control Data Building, Room 243P

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-0638


Dr. Richard W. Lymn

Director, Muscle Biology Program

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Westwood Building, Room 403

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7495


Dr. Vincent Cairoli

Chief, Cancer Training Branch

National Cancer Institute

Executive Plaza North, Room 232

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-8580


Dr. Daniel Sklare

Program Administrator and Training Officer

Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders

National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Executive Plaza South, Room 400B

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-5061


Dr. Thomas M. Valega

Special Assistant for Manpower Development and Training

Office of Extramural Programs

National Institute of Dental Research

Westwood Building, Room 510

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-6324


Dr. Lois Lipsett

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Westwood Building, Room 620

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7433

Dr. Judith Podskalny

Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Westwood Building, Room 3A15

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7455

Dr. Charles Rodgers

Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Westwood Building, Room 621

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7573


Dr. Annette Kirshner

Program Administrator, Scientific Programs Branch

Division of Extramural Research and Training

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

P.O. Box 12233

Research Triangle Park, NC  27709

Telephone:  (919) 541-0488


Dr. Ralph Helmsen

Research Training and Research Resources Officer

National Eye Institute

Building 31, Room 6A49

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-5983


Dr. John Norvell

Assistant Director for Research Training

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Westwood Building, Room 907

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7260


Ms. Hildegard Topper

Program Analyst

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Building 31, Room 2A04

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-0104


Dr. John Fakunding

Chief, Research Training and Development Branch

Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Federal Building, Room 3C04

Bethesda, MD

Telephone:  (301) 496-1724

Ms. Mary Reilly

Prevention, Education, and Research Training Branch

Division of Lung Diseases

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Westwood Building, Room 640

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7668

Dr. Fann Harding

Division of Blood Diseases

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Federal Building, Room 5A08

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-1817.


Dr. Laura James

Nurse Scientist Administrator

Acute and Chronic Illness Branch

National Center for Nursing Research

Westwood Building, Room 752

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 402-3290

Dr. Sharlene Weiss

Chief, Health Promotions and Prevention Branch

National Center for Nursing Research

Westwood Building, Room 757

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 402-3296

Dr. Barbara Pillar

Nurse Scientist Administrator

Nursing Systems Branch

National Center for Nursing Research

Westwood Building, Room 757

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 402-2402


Mr. Edward Donohue

Division of Extramural Activities

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Federal Building, Room 1016

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-4188


Dr. Harriet Gordon

Medical Officer

General Clinical Research Centers Program

National Center for Research Resources

Westwood Building, Room 10A-03

Bethesda, MD  20902

Telephone:  (301) 496-6595.


Dr. Bettie Graham

Chief, Research Grants Branch

National Center for Human Genome Research

Building 38A, Room 610

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7531


Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)

AHCPR (formerly the National Center for Health Services Research and

Health Care Technology Assessment) is a separate agency of the Public

Health Service.  AHCPR supports NRSA institutional training grants that

allow predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees to gain experience in

applying research methods to the systematic analysis and evaluation of

health services.  For information and application forms, contact the

NRSA Project Officer, AHCPR Center for Research Dissemination and

Liaison, 2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 501, Rockville, MD  20852;

telephone (301) 227-8362.

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA)  ADAMHA

is a separate agency within the Public Health Service.  ADAMHA includes

the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of

Mental Health (NIMH).  These institutes also provide support through

NRSA institutional grants at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral

levels.  For information and application forms, contact the following

offices at the 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD  20857.

Grants Management Officer

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Room 16-86

Telephone:  (301) 443-4703

Grants Management Officer

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Room 10-25

Telephone:  (301) 443-6710

Grants Operation Section, Grants Management Branch

National Institute of Mental Health

Room 7C-05

Telephone:  (301) 443-4414

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

HRSA is a separate agency within the Public Health Service.  HRSA

offers institutional research training grants for research training in

primary medical care.  These awards permit trainees to gain experience

in applying research methods to the systematic analyses and evaluation

of primary medical care.  For information and application forms please

contact the following offices at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD


Grants Management Branch (T32)

Residency and advanced Grants Section

Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA

Parklawn Building, Room 8C-26

Telephone:  (301) 443-6002

Programmatic inquiries should be addressed to:

Division of Medicine, BHPr/HRSA

Primary Care Medical Education Branch

Parklawn Building, Room 4C-04

Telephone: (301) 443-6820


NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants are made under the

authority of Section 487 of the Public Health Service Act as amended

(42 USC 288).  Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 66, is

applicable to this program.  This program is also described under the

following numbers in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance:

93.121, 93.306, 93.361, 93.398, 93.821, 93.837-93.839, 93.846-93.849,

93.853-93.856, 93.859,  93.862-93.868, 93.871, 93.880, and 93.894.


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