Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to NINR Predoctoral Training Grants to Enhancing Training in Genomics

Notice Number: NOT-NR-20-003

Key Dates
Release Date: March 27, 2020
First Available Due Date: May 15, 2020
Expiration Date: May 16, 2020

Related Announcements
PA-18-591 "Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

Issued by

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)


The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the National Human Genome Research Institute are interested in developing a research workforce that has the content expertise and skills to carry out significant genomics studies in the context of nursing research. To support this goal, NINR and NHGRI announce the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements to NINR-funded predoctoral T32 training grant awards with a focus on genomics. These funds are intended to support the training of nurse researchers in genomics for one or two years. Collaboration between NINR and NHGRI T32 training grants is encouraged.

Research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, and career development elements to prepare individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. The trainees must have a training team that includes a genomics researcher.

Trainees funded under this supplement will be expected to attend the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting. Trainees are expected to present their research at the annual meeting.


Application budgets are limited to $125,000 total costs per year and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Funds from this supplement are intended to be used for support of up to two additional trainee slots including other expenses directly related to their training activity for one or two years. NINR anticipates making two awards contingent upon funds available and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Institutions must request travel funds for trainees to attend the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting. These expenses must not duplicate items generally available at the applicant institution.

The supplement project and budget periods are limited to the remaining active budget period that started in FY20 for the existing parent award. Funds from this supplement must be expended during the project and budget periods.


Applicants must have an NINR-funded predoctoral T32 training grant that will be active on June 30, 2021. Applicants with pending competing applications for parent grant awards are not eligible. To be eligible, the parent award must be active (i.e. not be in an extension period), and the activities proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the remaining active budget period that started in FY20 for the existing parent award. The earliest anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

An applicant institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF) may only submit one application and the request for supplementary funds must be submitted by the institution on behalf of the PD(s)/PI(s).

Selection Process

NIH staff will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed training.

Eligible investigators are strongly encouraged to discuss potential requests before submitting applications.

Application and Submission Information

Applications for this initiative must be submitted using the following opportunity

  • PA-18-591 - Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional). Supplement requests must be submitted electronically. The process for Streamlined Submissions using the eRA Commons cannot be used for this initiative.

All instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide and PA-18-591 must be followed, with the following additions:

  • Application Due Date(s) – May 15, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • For funding consideration, applicants must include “NOT-NR-20-003” (without quotation marks) in the Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF424 R&R form. Applications without this information in box 4b will not be considered for this initiative.
  • Requests may be for one or two years of support only.
  • All page limitations applicable to the parent award as described in the Application Guide and the Table of Page Limits ( must be followed, with the exception that the Research Strategy section of the application is limited to 6 pages
  • R&R Cover form: In addition to the instructions to select "Revision" in the "Type of Application" field.
  • PHS 398 Research Plan form: The instructions for the PHS 398 Research Plan form are not relevant to training grant applications. Instead, the following are the instructions for the Research Training Program Plan form:
  • Research Training Program Plan: In the Program Plan attachment, include the summary or abstract of the funded parent award, and describe the following:
    • A description of the training activities
    • The training plan must include at least one of the four areas of training mentioned below:
      • Clinical applications of genomics
      • Genomics research methodology
      • Genomics laboratory techniques
      • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of genomics research
    • Institutional commitment for the proposed activities
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to notify the program contact at the Institute supporting the parent award that a request has been submitted in response to this FOA in order to facilitate efficient processing of the request.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Dr. David Banks
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)