NCCIH Policy on Support of Clinical Trials in Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Awards for Predoctoral, Postdoctoral Fellows, Institutional, and Short-term Institutional Research Training

Notice Number: NOT-AT-15-008

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Release Date: June 30, 2015

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)


This notice supersedes NOT-AT-13-002. The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants to the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) listed below, that effective with application submitted on December 8 (Fellowships), or September 25 (Training Grants) and subsequently, NCCIH will not accept applications to these programs proposing to conduct new clinical trials with the goal of evaluating the efficacy or effectiveness of the intervention. Applicants can propose mechanistic studies of complementary or integrative interventions as long as the study does not propose to be powered to measure clinical outcomes such as efficacy or effectiveness. Applicants can propose ancillary studies to ongoing clinical trials, which are funded by sources other than the NRSA.

Predoctoral F30, PA-14-150,
Predoctoral F31, PA-14-147,
Predoctoral F31-Diversity, PA-14-148
Postdoctoral F32, PA-14-149,
Institutional Research Training T32, PA-14-015, and
Short-Term Institutional Research Training T35, PA-14-016

Applicants to these fellowship programs who are 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.


Please direct all inquiries to:

John Williamson, PhD
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Office: 310-496-2583