Release Date:  April 10, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-HD-02-006

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The purpose of this notice is to summarize for grantees and potential 
applicants several policies of the National Institute of Child Health and 
Human Development (NICHD) regarding NRSA Institutional Training Grants (T32). 

Application Receipt, Review, and Award:  

The NICHD has a single receipt date for all Institutional Training Grant 
(T32) applications:  May 10.  Applications are evaluated by a peer review 
group convened by the NICHD Division of Scientific Review and receive second 
level review at the next January meeting of the National Advisory Child 
Health and Human Development Council.  Awards are typically made on May 1.

This schedule applies to all new, revised, and competing continuation T32 

MENTOR Awards:  

To recognize our most successful Institutional Training Grants, NICHD has 
introduced the NICHD MENTOR Award for Excellence in Research Training.  The 
MENTOR Award consists of two competitive phases of up to five years each. 
Recipients who successfully complete the first phase will be eligible to 
apply for the second phase using an abbreviated application format, reducing 
the burden of the application process for the training program and for 
reviewers.  The application will undergo an accelerated review process 
featuring expedited peer review.  You may find more information on the MENTOR 
Award on the NICHD website at 

Procedures to Enhance the Inclusion of Individuals from Underrepresented 
Minority Groups in NICHD-supported Institutional Training Grants:  

These procedures, announced in the NIH Guide in January 2002 
(, will 
enable the NICHD to identify and recognize programs that demonstrate the 
greatest commitment to the training of underrepresented minorities, and that 
have been most successful in their endeavors. 


Dr. Steven Klein
Training Officer
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 4B01, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Telephone:  301-496-5541
Fax:  301-480-0303

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