Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NRSA, institutional research training grants, training grants

11.3.1 General

NIH will award Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants (T32, TL2, T34, T35, T35 and T90) to eligible institutions to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals, selected by the institution, who are training for careers in specified areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA program is to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available in adequate numbers and in the appropriate research areas and fields to carry out the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research agenda. The program is carried out in a manner to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women into biomedical research. Training activities can be in basic biomedical or clinical sciences, in behavioral or social sciences, in health services research, or in any other discipline relevant to the NIH Mission. The Kirschstein-NRSA training programs support predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research training as well as limited specialized support at the prebaccalaureate level. All NIH ICs except FIC and NLM award Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants. FIC and NLM have unique funding authorities for training grants that are separate from the Kirschstein-NRSA authority.