NHLBI Will Provide Limited Supplemental Support to the NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in FY 2010

Notice Number: NOT-HL-11-103

Key Dates
Release Date: February 18, 2010

Issued by
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) (http://www.nigms.nih.gov)


The purpose of this notice is to announce that in FY 2010, NHLBI will provide supplemental support to the NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP-see: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/InstPredoc/PredocDesc-MSTP.htm) for a select number of trainees whose research is broadly related to the mission of the NHLBI during their graduate research years.

The NHLBI mission is to provide leadership for national programs in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders.  The NHLBI supports research training and career development of new and established researchers in fundamental sciences and clinical disciplines to enable them to conduct basic and clinical research related to heart, vascular, lung, and blood diseases; sleep disorders; and blood resources through individual and institutional research training awards and career development awards.

Trainees will be supported by NIGMS during their pre-clinical and clinical training years.

Application and Award
NIGMS invites applications (one per program) from Program Directors of currently funded MSTPs (http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/InstPredoc/PredocInst-MSTP.htm). Program Directors should send applications directly to Dr. Bert Shapiro (contact information below) and submissions for administrative supplements will be forwarded to NHLBI for review and approval.

Program Eligibility: The parent grant must be active, and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment.

Candidate Eligibility:

  1. Nominee must be enrolled in the MSTP and must have chosen a research mentor(s)
  2. Nominee's research must be within the ,mission ares of the NHLBI
  3. At least two years of research must remain before returning to clinical studies


  1. NIH Biosketch for both Nominee and Mentor(s)
  2. Narrative outlining Nominee's research experience and career goals
  3. Research proposal (normally Ph.D. thesis proposal, 3 pages max)
  4. Mentoring plan for the nominee and mentoring history of mentor(s)
  5. Send (Email) application as PDF file to Dr. Bert Shapiro (contact information below)

Review and Award: Applications for nomination (one per MSTP) are reviewed by an NHLBI committee (members nominated by Scientific Division Directors) for funding consideration as follows:


Inquiries related to NHLBI Training Programs should be directed to:

Dr. Helena O. Mishoe
Director, Office of Research Training and Minority Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
Two Rockledge Center, Room 9180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7913
Phone: 301-451-5081
E-mail mishoeh@nhlbi.nih.gov

Inquiries related to NIGMS MSTP should be directed to:

Dr. Bert Shapiro
Program Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH
Room 45/2AS13A MSC 6200
45 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  (301) 594-0828
E-mail: shapirob@nigms.nih.gov

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