Notice of Expansion of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) NHGRI T32 Training Program in Genomic Medicine to Include Pre-Doctoral Trainees

Notice Number: NOT-HG-20-003

Key Dates
Release Date: October 15, 2019

Related Announcements

PA-18-403
NOT-HG-19-018

Issued by
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform interested applicants that NHGRI is expanding the trainee levels for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) NHGRI T32 Training Program in Genomic Medicine. Currently the program is limited to post-doctoral trainees only. NHGRI will now allow an option for applicants to include pre-doctoral trainees.

Currently reads:

Objectives of the Institutional Training Grant Program in Genomic Medicine

The primary objective of this program is to prepare a new generation of leaders in genomic medicine. Individuals in these programs should receive deep and broad training and experiences in the sciences underpinning genomic medicine in order to qualify them to perform independently. This program is open to those with MD or PhD degrees, or their equivalent. Training is accomplished through a combination of formal courses, seminars, supervised research, and training in genomic medicine.

This program will support two career paths for learning new genomic medicine skills: (1) Genomic medicine focus for basic research and/or (2) Genomic medicine focus for clinical research (not for clinical care of patients). An application may include one or both paths. For each path, applicants must clearly describe the goals of the program and a detailed training plan consistent with the goals.

Modified to Read:

Objectives of the Institutional Training Grant Program in Genomic Medicine

The primary objective of this program is to prepare a new generation of leaders in genomic medicine. Individuals in these programs should receive deep and broad training and experiences in the sciences underpinning genomic medicine in order to qualify them to perform independently. This program is open to: (1) graduate students pursuing a Ph.D (or equivalent research degree) and medical students (or those in equivalent clinical programs) who wish to take a year off from their studies and (2) those with MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degrees, or their equivalents. Training is accomplished through a combination of formal courses, seminars, supervised research, and clinical training in genomic medicine, as appropriate.

This program will support three career paths for learning new genomic medicine knowledge and skills: (1) for Ph.D trainees and medical students, a focus on course work and genomic medicine research consistent with the objective of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) program; (2) for Ph.D, MD, MD/Ph.D, or their equivalents, a  genomic focus in basic research; and (3) for Ph.D, MD, MD/Ph.D, or their equivalents, a focus on genomic medicine in clinical research (not for clinical care of patients). This program does not support pre-doc only training. Any new or competing application may include (1) pre-doc and post doc trainees or (2) post doc trainees only. For each path, applicants must clearly describe the goals of the program and a detailed training plan consistent with the goals. For programs that plan to support more than one career level, applicants should demonstrate coordination and collaboration such that there is synergy among the trainee cohort.

These changes are effective immediately. All other aspects of the program remain unchanged.

Special Note: To ensure that your application is responsive to this FOA, prior consultation with NHGRI staff is strongly encouraged

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Heather A. Colley, M.S.
Training Program Director
Phone: 301-480-2332
Email: junkinsh@mail.nih.gov