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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)

PA-20-142

Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts 

Release Date: March 20, 2020
Expiration Date: May 8, 2023 

 
NIH Institute or Center Contacts Institute or Center Specific information
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 

Scientific Program Contact:
Marc Damico, Ph.D.
Email: mark.damico@nih.gov

Susan E. Lim, Ph.D.
Email: lims@mail.nih.gov  

Grants Management Contact:
Jason Gill
Email: gilljas@mail.nih.gov
NCI Specific Information:
 
NCI T32 training programs must be cancer focused. NCI supports predoctoral only, postdoctoral only and combined predoctoral/postdoctoral training programs. For new programs NCI will give funding priority to programs that do not overlap substantially with existing NCI T32 programs. 
 
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 (https://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.

Applicants are strongly suggested to see additional NCI-specific information/requirements/guidelines at: http://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/t32
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: January 25, May 25, September 25
  • Applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year must contact a Program Director at least 6 weeks before submitting the application and follow the Policy on the Acceptance for Review 
National Eye Institute (NEI) 

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

Grants Management Contact:
Karen Robinson-Smith
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: karen.robinson.smith@nei.nih.gov
NEI Specific Information:
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: $750 annually per full-time trainee appointee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 (AIDS date September 7)
  • No new trainee may be appointed during no cost extension
 
Renewals – Successful renewal applications should demonstrate that former trainees pursued subsequent research training with individual research funding such as F30, F31, F32, and K99/R00 and/or stayed engaged in the biomedical research enterprise as independent investigators, consultants, and/or collaborators either in academia, clinic and/or industry.
 
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Luis A. Cubano, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 480-3435
Email: luis.cubano@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Deanna Ingersoll
Phone: (301) 435-7858
Email: Deanna.ingersoll@nih.gov
NHGRI Specific Information:

NHGRI supports research training in its three scientific mission areas: 1) Genomic Sciences to support training with a focus on the quantitative sciences, bioinformatics, and technology development; 2) Genomic Medicine; and 3) Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research to support training with a focus on developing multi-disciplinary conceptual and methodological skills necessary to pursue independent careers as ELSI researchers.
 
For more information consult: https://www.genome.gov/careers-training/NHGRI-Funding-Opportunities-Training-Career-Development

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors to discuss their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.
   
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 

Scientific Program Contacts:
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences: 
Li-Shin Huang, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Email: li-shin.huang@nih.gov​

Division of Lung Diseases: 
Roya Kalantari, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 480-1989
Email: roya.kalantari@nih.gov

Division of Blood Diseases and Resources:
Traci Mondoro
Phone: (301) 827-8283
Email:  NHLBI_Blood_Training@nhlbi.nih.gov

Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
Melissa Green Parker, Ph.D. 
Phone: (301) 496-1051
Email: melissa.greenparker@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Annette Singletary
Phone: (301) 827-8052
Email: annette.singletary@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). 

NHBLI provides special guidance for T32 applications and awards on its website at:  https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/node-general/supplemental-guidelines-ruth-l-kirschstein-institutional-national-research-service.

Currently available training funding opportunity announcements can be found here: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/grants-and-training/training-and-career-development.
 
  • 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 (new, renewal, resubmission, revision); September 25 (resubmission applications only). An AIDS deadline does not apply due to expedited Council Review of the applications.
 
National Institute on Aging (NIA

Scientific Program Contact:

Shahrooz  Vahedi, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-9322
Email: Shahrooz.vahedi@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
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)
 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Contact:

Mariela C. Shirley, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 402-9389
Email: shirleym@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Lauren E. Early
Phone: (301) 443-2434
Email: earlyle@mail.nih.gov
NIAAA Specific Information:
 
NIAAA supports research training for students who are active in alcohol research in order to promote the application of new biomedical, behavioral and statistical technologies that advance alcohol research.
For more information, please read the NIAAA Strategic Plan.
 
For NIAAA T32 supplemental information, see: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralResearch/T32supplementalinformation.htm
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes, with prior approval
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 (AIDS date September 7)
  • Travel Costs: Applicants may request up to $2,250 per trainee per year with acceptable justification that meets the training objectives. Contact program staff for additional guidance about travel cost. 
  • T32 Applications (new, competing renewal and resubmissions) with a budget of $500 K (direct cost) AND higher, in any given year, require prior approval from NIAAA as described in the parent T32 Funding Opportunity Announcement and NIAAA website.
  • For competing renewal applications with current budgets at $500,000/year or more, a request to maintain the current budget level or higher must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the anticipated application submission for NIAAA’s approval. Increases in training slots will not be approved.
 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 

Scientific Program Contact:

AITrainingHelpDesk@niaid.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Regina Kitsoulis
Phone: (240) 669-2946
Email: Regina.Kitsoulis@nih.gov
 
NIAID Specific Information:

NIAID supports research training in its scientific mission and priority areas-
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/infectious-diseases.  

For information on NIAID's training grants, see https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/training-grants.
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: $1,000 per trainee, per year
  • Application Submission Dates:  January 25 and September 25 for non-AIDS applications; May 7 and January 7 for AIDS applications
 
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 

Scientific Contact:

Aron Marquitz, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 435-1240
Email: aron.marquitz@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Susan Toy
Phone: (301) 594-3506
Email: Toys@mail.nih.gov
 
NIAMS Specific Information:

See: https://www.niams.nih.gov/grants-funding/funding-opportunities/t32_program
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: $1,000 per trainee per year
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
 
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) 

Scientific Program Contact:

Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-4797  
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

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

NIBIB supports predoctoral or postdoctoral research training preparing trainees for research careers in NIBIB’s scientific mission areas.   The research undertaken by the trainees of programs supported by the NIBIB must fall under one or more of NIBIB’s scientific program areas described under Division of Applied Science and Technology (Bioimaging)Division of Discovery Science and Technology (Bioengineering), or Division of Health Informatics Technologies (Informatics).
 
NIBIB will give priority to multi-faceted programs that, in addition to a strong curriculum, include creative components such as interdisciplinary training involving students and faculty from multiple departments, bootcamps, clinical immersion, training on translation/commercialization of novel technologies, co-mentors, peer mentors, individual development plans, industry externships, community-building activities, professional development activities, preparation of trainees for multiple career pathways, or focus on emerging scientific areas.  NIBIB is interested in programs that propose innovative training approaches with clear plans to implement and evaluate these.  Dissemination of the outcomes and best practices to be identified in such programs, for the benefit of the broader scientific community, is of interest to NIBIB in addition to the training of the specific students and postdocs in the programs.  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. Postdoctoral programs may support either PhD or MD degree holders.
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs $1,000/trainee/year
  • Application Submissions Dates: May 25
 
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 offers fellowships, training grants, and career development awards in areas relevant NICHD’s mission, including normal and abnormal human development; male and female fertility and infertility; developing and evaluating contraceptive methods; pregnancy and childbirth; prenatal and postnatal development; childhood development and behavior through adolescence;  improving the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals for use in pregnant women, infants, and children;  HIV infection and transmission, AIDS, and associated infections; pediatric growth and endocrine research; developmental biology and typical and atypical development; intellectual and developmental disabilities; reproductive biology and medicine; gynecologic health conditions, including pelvic floor disorders; childhood injury and critical illness; population dynamics; and medical rehabilitation. 
 
More detailed information and Program Staff contacts may be found at:  https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches, and for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/ncmrr/Pages/overview.aspx.
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: $500 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
 
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 

Scientific Program Contact:

Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: riverara@nidcd.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
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. Prospective applicants for new and renewal T32 awards are strongly encouraged to contact the NIDCD research training program official prior to preparing an application.
 
Because of their clinical doctorate degree Au.D. Audiologist must be appointed as postdoctoral trainees in T32 programs. Au.D. Audiologists interested in pursuing a biomedical research Ph.D. degree should apply to the NIDCD Research Dissertation Fellowship for Au.D. Audiologists (F32 -  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-700.html).
 
NIDCD expects T32 trainees to submit applications for subsequent research training and research funding either to NIH or any other funding entity.
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: $800 annually per full-time trainee appointee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
 
Renewals – Successful renewal applications should demonstrate that trainees pursued subsequent research training and research funding and/or stayed engaged in the biomedical research enterprise as co-investigators, consultants, and/or collaborators either in academia, clinic, and/or industry.
 
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:
Tracy Rankin, Ph.D., M.P.H.  
Phone: (301) 594-4748          
Email: RankinT@mail.nih.gov
 
Urologic Disorders: 
Tracy Rankin, Ph.D., M.P.H.  
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 institutional research 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.
 
NIDDK expects the T32 Program Director/Principal Investigator(s) [PD/PI(s)] to be an established investigator in the scientific area in which the application is targeted and lead a research program supported by the NIDDK. The PD/PIs should also have a successful record of accomplishment in training.  The PD/PIs should identify mentors who are supported by R01, or equivalent, funding in the mission areas of the NIDDK.  Training programs must propose research training within those mission areas.
 
The Institute also expects that trainees who are supported by the NIDDK T32 program publish the results of their T32-supported research and pursue research or research-related careers subsequent to their training.  Trainees are highly encouraged to pursue additional funding support, including, but not limited to, NIH individual fellowships (Fs) and career development awards (Ks). Applicants to the NIDDK T32 program are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate NIDDK program director before beginning the process of applying for a research training grant.  For further information, see our website: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes (medical students only)
  • Travel Costs: Up to $1,000 per year per trainee
  • Application Submission Date: May 25
 
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 

Scientific Program Contact:

Albert Avila, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-8804
Email: NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Penny Greene
Phone: (301) 827-6845
Email: Penny.greene@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 substance use disorder research.  Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the NIDA website to identify current NIDA priorities at: https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/2016-2020-nida-strategic-plan. Please visit https://www.drugabuse.gov/funding/research-training/extramural-research-training-career-development for additional NIDA T32 NRSA guidance. 

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 $1,000 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 for non-AIDS applications; September 7 for AIDS applications
 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 

Scientific Program Contact:

Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Phone: (984) 287-3322 
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Jenny Greer
Phone: 984-287-3332
Email: jenny.greer@nih.gov
NIEHS Specific Information:

Applications submitted to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences should be responsive to the mission of the NIEHS, which is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives. Potential applicants should consult the NIEHS web site ( https://www.niehs.nih.gov/) for further information on the research topics and training programs supported by the Institute.
 
NIEHS accepts applications for predoctoral, postdoctoral or combined predoctoral/postdoctoral programs.
 
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
 
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 

Scientific Program Contact:

Postdoctoral:
Michael Sesma, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-3900
Email: msesma@nigms.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Lisa Moeller
Phone: (301) 594-3914
Email: moellerL@mail.nih.gov
 
NIGMS Specific Information:
 
NIGMS only accepts applications to the Parent T32 FOA for postdoctoral training programs. Applications must be compliant with the NIGMS Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants Program Description and Guidelines.
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: $500 per postdoctoral trainee
  • Application Due Date: January 25
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 extramural science divisions and their interests and priorities and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-priorities/index.shtml for current strategic 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, and a link to the recorded NIMH T32 informational webinar.
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes, for medical students
  • Travel Costs: Up to $750/predoctoral trainee and up to $1,200/postdoctoral trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 for non-AIDS applications; September 7 for AIDS applications
 
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 

Scientific Program Contact:

David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N,
Phone: (301) 496-9558
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Randi Freundlich, R.D.
Phone: (301) 594-5974
Email: freundlichr@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.

Once students are selected for the T32 program, the generation of an annual individual development plan (IDP) is strongly encouraged. The IDP should include specific, measurable, action-based goals with realistic timelines, strategies to acquire skills and knowledge to realize goals. It is strongly suggested that the annual report addresses how the student has met the research or IDP goals and evidence of PI/mentor and student productivity.
 
If the research goals are unmet, the mentor is strongly encouraged to generate a plan for how the student will meet specific research goals. During the course of the training period students are strongly encouraged to have the experience of writing a grant application for extramural funding (may be an F31 or from other non-federal sources).
 
  • NINR will consider support for up to two T32s per institution.
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: Up to $800 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25
 
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Scientific Program Contact:

Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-9346
Email: lanay.mudd@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Shelley Carow
Phone: (301) 594-3788
Email: CarowS@mail.nih.gov
NCCIH Specific Information:

NCCIH 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 NCCIH research-training programs, see: https://nccih.nih.gov/training
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: Yes
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: January 25 (new, renewal, resubmission, revision); May 25 (renewal, resubmission, revision); September 25 (renewal, resubmission, revision)
 
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) 

Scientific Program Contact:

Harold Watson, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 435-0884
Email: watsonh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Stephanie Blackford
Phone: (301) 827-7536
Email: stephanie.blackford@nih.gov
 
ORIP Specific Information:

Restricted to graduate veterinarians only.  Additional guidance on ORIP/DCM website, see: https://orip.nih.gov/  
 
  • Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No
  • Travel Costs: Contact Program staff
  • Application Submission Dates: Standard due dates
 
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