Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-029
Release Date: December 6, 2013
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH has reissued the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32) (PA-14-015) and Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T35) (PA-14-016).
The reissued Funding Opportunity Announcements do not modify current NRSA policies, rules and regulations (see NIH Grants Policy Statement). However, as explained in NOT-OD-13-115, the NIH, with participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), have made changes to the Parent T32 program based on recommendations of the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH.
Program Implications (T32):
In recognition that the career outcomes of NRSA-supported training programs include both research-intensive careers in academia and industry and research-related careers in various sectors (e.g. academic institutions, government agencies, for-profit businesses, and private foundations), training programs are now encouraged to make available structured, career development advising and learning opportunities (e.g. workshops, discussions, Individual Development Plans) so that trainees obtain a working knowledge of the various potential career directions that make strong use of the knowledge and skills gained during research training and the steps required to transition successfully to the next stage of their chosen career.
Review Implications (T32):
Additional review elements have been added to consider the extent to which the varied research and research-related career outcomes of trainees benefit from their NRSA-supported research training.