Revision: Notice of Re-issuance of Kirschstein-NRSA T32 (PA-08-226) and T35 (PA-08-227) Funding Opportunity Announcements

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-049

Key Dates
Release Date: February 10, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

This notice supersedes NOT-OD-08-099 which was published August 1, 2008, and further clarifies the modifications to the T32 and T35 funding opportunity announcements. The NIH has re-issued the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) (PA-08-226) and Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35) (PA-08-227). Transition of institutional NRSA training programs from paper to electronic submission through using the SF424 (R&R) is expected to occur in 2009 (see: NOT-OD-08-073).

Modifications have been made to the two funding opportunity announcements to align them with revisions to the Public Health Service Grant Application (PHS 398, rev. 11/07) and Noncompeting Continuation Progress Report (PHS 2590, rev. 11/07). These changes include guidelines for applications proposing multiple Training Program Directors, research training for health professional students, clarifications and updates to the required program evaluation plan and reporting, and associated review criteria for Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training FOAs.

Please note that these changes also apply to other current Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training FOAs, and the changes will be made when each FOA is re-issued in the future. Because some FOAs may not have the latest policies incorporated within them, applicants must consult the NIH Training and Career Development website for a comprehensive listing of programs and policies (see


Inquires about preparing a specific application or progress report should be directed to the Program Official and/or Grants Management Specialist of the awarding Institute or Center.

Inquiries concerning this Notice may be directed to:

Henry Khachaturian, Ph.D.
Office of Extramural Programs
National Institutes of Health