NCCAM Policy on Support of Clinical Trials in Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Awards for Predoctoral (F31, PA-11-112), Postdoctoral Fellows (F32, PA-11-113), Institutional (T32, PA-11-184), and Short-term Institutional Research Training (T35, PA-11-185)
Release Date: October 19, 2012
The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants to the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards listed below that effective immediately, NCCAM will not accept applications to these programs proposing to conduct new, free-standing clinical trials or studies.
Applicants to the fellowship programs interested in clinical research are encouraged to participate in the planning, design, and implementation of the mentor’s ongoing clinical trials and studies in order to gain the training and experience necessary to become independent clinical investigators. Applicants to the institutional training programs are encouraged to include clinical research-training activities as part of the proposed program, and to encourage their trainees to participate in the planning, design, and implementation of the mentor’s ongoing clinical trials and studies.
Please direct all inquiries to:
John Williamson, Ph.D.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NCCIH