Changes in NIGMS Support of Integrated Predoctoral Dual-degree M.D.-Ph.D. Training through the Medical Scientist Training Program

Notice Number: NOT-GM-18-047

Key Dates
Release Date: October 24, 2018

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform applicants of several changes in the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) support of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) for dual-degree M.D.-Ph.D. training through Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional predoctoral training grants (T32) effective January 26, 2019. These changes include:

1. NIGMS will no longer accept applications (New, Renewal, Resubmission or Revision) for the Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) under the NIH parent T32 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PA-18-403 and subsequent reissuances.

2. All MSTP T32 training grant applications from institutions that were previously or are currently supported through a NIGMS MSTP T32 training grant must be submitted under the new NIGMS-specific MSTP T32 FOA (PAR-19-036).

3. Applications (new as well as those from established programs) in response to the new NIGMS MSTP T32 FOA (PAR-19-036) must be submitted as new (-01) applications.

4. Applications submitted as Renewal applications (Type 2) by any program under PAR-19-036 will not be accepted for review.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Shiva Singh, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Telephone: 301-594-3900