Release Date:  August 25, 1998

PA NUMBER:  PA-97-064


National Institutes of Health

Application Receipt Date:  January 10, May 10

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will continue to support the
Institutional National Research Service Award in Sleep Research (PA-97-064)
which solicits training grants to develop or enhance sleep research training
opportunities for individuals selected by eligible institutions.  The original
Program Announcement (PA), which solicited applications for National Research
Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grants (T32), appeared in the NIH
Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol. 26, No. 20, June 13, 1997, and indicated
this PA would be active through the end of fiscal year 2000.

This Notice is to highlight the continued interest in receiving applications
for PA-97-064.  Its objective is to ensure that scientists, highly trained in
sleep research, are available in adequate numbers to address important gaps in
our biomedical and biological understanding of sleep including those outlined
in the NIH Director's Sleep Disorders Research Plan
(gopher://  The National
Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) will serve as a primary contact for
applicants for this PA, and will work closely with relevant NIH Institutes to
support the training opportunities identified in this program announcement. 
Potential applicants are strongly urged to contact the NCSDR before preparing
an application.

Information on stipend increases, effective with all NRSA awards made on or
after October 1, 1997, are available in the January 9, 1998, issue of the NIH
Guide (


The PA, which describes the research objectives, application procedures,
review considerations, and award criteria for this program are available at: and may also be
obtained by mail and email from the program contact listed below:

James P. Kiley, Ph.D.
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 10038, MSC 7920
Bethesda, MD  20892-7920
Telephone:  (301) 435-0199

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