Notice Number: NOT-GM-19-012
Release Date: January 7, 2019
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
The purpose of this Notice is to announce new application instructions for classifying training grant applications submitted to PAR-17-341 "National Institute of General Medical Sciences Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)" into one of the 12 broad areas of basic biomedical sciences supported by NIGMS. An institution may not have duplicate or highly overlapping applications in the same training area under review at the same time. Also, NIGMS will support only one training program in a given training area per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number).
The FOA is modified accordingly.
Part 2. Section IV.2. Content and Form of Application Submission
Instructions for Application Submission
The FOA currently reads:
Follow all instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
The FOA is modified to read:
Follow all instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, along with the following additional instructions:
Agency Routing Identifier Field: NIGMS accepts predoctoral training grant applications to enhance graduate research training in 12 broad areas of basic biomedical sciences. Applicants are expected to identify the program area to which they are applying from the list below by entering the one-digit code and abbreviation (e.g., 1 BBS).
1 BBS: Behavioral-Biomedical Sciences Interface
2 BS: Biostatistics
3 BT: Biotechnology
4 CBM: Cellular, Biochemical, and Molecular Sciences
5 CBI: Chemistry-Biology Interface
6 CBB: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Data Science
7 GEN: Genetics
8 MB: Molecular Biophysics
9 MM: Molecular Medicine
10 PS: Pharmacological Sciences
11 SIB: Systems and Integrative Biology
12 TBB: Transdisciplinary Basic Biomedical Sciences
For more information on each program area, please see NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grant Program Areas and Contacts.
All other aspects of the FOA remain the same.
Please direct all inquiries to:
For general information, contact Dr. Alison Gammie or Dr. Shiva Singh.
For specific information about an area of training, contact the relevant NIGMS Program Director.