Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) (PA-18-403)

PA-18-403
 
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts 
 
Release Date: November 21, 2017
Expiration Date: January 8, 2021
  • NIH Institute or Center Contacts
  • Institute or Center Specific Information
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 


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

Susan N. Perkins, Ph.D
Email: perkinsu@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Kerry Gastley
Email: kerry.gastley@nih.gov
Phone: 240-276-5472
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 (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.
Additional NCI-specific information/requirements/guidelines can be found 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
  • 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:
Karen Robinson-Smith
Phone: (301) 451-2020
E-mail: karen.robinson.smith@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:
Genomic Sciences:
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-480-2280
Email:gatlincl@mail.nih.gov
 
Genomic Medicine:
Heather Colley, M.S.
Phone: 301-480-2332
Email: junkinsh@mail.nih.gov
 
Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Research:
Joy Boyer
Phone:  301-480-2247
Email:boyerj@exhange.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 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:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-016.html; 2) Genomic Medicine to support post-doctoral training only: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-017 located at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-017.html ; and 3) Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetic and Genomic Research for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training with a focus on developing multi-disciplinary conceptual and methodological skills necessary to pursue independent careers as ELSI researchers - consult Notice NOT-HG-15-004 located at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-15-004.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 trainee travel expenses, contact program staff.  NHGRI will provide additional travel expenses up to $3000 per year for total training staff (not per individual) to travel to the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.  Training staff includes PDs/PIs, coordinators, and training faculty.
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 only (new applications); January 25, May 25, or Sept 25 (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:
Jayanthi Ragunathan
Phone: (301) 827-8048
Email: jayanthi.regunathan@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: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/node-general/supplemental-guidelines-ruth-l-kirschstein-institutional-national-research-service

A database of active NHLBI Kirschstein-NRSA training grants (T32s) is located athttp://apps.nhlbi.nih.gov/trainingt32/
National Institute on Aging (NIA

Scientific Program Contact:
Dr. Robin Barr, D.Phil.
Phone: (301) 496-9322
Email: BarrR@nia.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:
Lynn Morin, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-403-0176
Email: lynn.morin@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Lauren E. Early
Phone: (301) 443-2434
Email: earlyle@mail.nih.gov
NIAAA Specific Information:
NIAAA supports short-term 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.
  • 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 of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 

Scientific Program Contact:
Shawn Gaillard, Ph.D.
Phone: 240-627-3857
Email: Shawn.Gaillard@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Philip Smith
Phone: 240-669-2948
E-mail: philip.smith2@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 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*:  January 25 and Sept 25 for non-AIDS applications; May 7 and Jan 7 for AIDS applications
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes
 
(*Note: all dates begin in 2017 except AIDS January 7 date begins in 2018)
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:
Susan Toy 
Phone: (301) 594-3506
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:
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, 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:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: mailto:riverara@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 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
NIDCD will not accept applications requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs
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 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 $1000 per year per trainee
  • Application Submission Date: May 25 (note single annual receipt date)
  • 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:
Michele L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 480-3832
Email: NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Pam Fleming
Phone: (301) 480-1159
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 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 $1000 per trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 for non-AIDS applications; Sept 7 for AIDS applications
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: No
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:
Robbie Majors
Phone: (984)287-3284
Email: robbie.majors@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:
Predoctoral:
Shiva Singh, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-3900 
Email: singhs@nigms.nih.gov 

Postdoctoral:
Michael Sesma, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-3900
Email:msesma@nigms.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Lisa Moeller Phone: (301) 594-3914
Email:olascoagmoellerL@nighmmail.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 (https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/instpredoc/Pages/predoctrainingdescription.aspx). For a list of the specific training areas and the program description, see for predoctoral T32s: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/instpredoc/pages/PredocDesc-Contacts.aspx; or see for postdoctoral T32s: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/instpostdoc/pages/PostdocTrainingDescription.aspx.
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 predoctoral trainee; $500 per postdoctoral 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 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 the 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 $1200/postdoctoral trainee
  • Application Submission Dates: May 25 for non-AIDS applications; Sept 7 for AIDS applications
  • 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:
Letitia Weigand, Ph.D..
Email: Letitia.weigand@nih.gov​

Grants Management Contact:
Tijuanna 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: No
  • 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.
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
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lanay Mudd, PhD
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 only
  • 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:
Harold Watson, PhD
Phone: 301-435-0884
FAX: 301-480-3819
Email: watsonh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Kristin Wegner 
Phone:  301-435-0848
Email: kristin.wegner@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
  • Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes