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Updates to NIH Training Grant Applications


Updates to NIH Training Grant Applications

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET


The NIH Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training Grant Program application is undergoing changes that take effect for submissions due on or after January 25, 2025. These modifications impact the PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan Form (the Recruitment Plan to Enhance Diversity will become its own attachment instead of part of the 25-page program plan) and the NRSA Training Tables (NIH is updating the NRSA Data Tables to reduce burden on the research community).

Additionally, for the parent Training Grant Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), NIH is:

  • Better-defining expectations for mentor training;
  • Clarifying positive career outcomes within the scope of research and related careers aligned with the NIH mission; and
  • Including "Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research" and the "Recruitment Plan to Enhance Diversity" as items that contribute to the overall impact score.

Wondering about the implications for your application preparation? Consider participating in this live, virtual event where NIH experts will provide insights and updates on these changes, concluding with a live Q&A session.

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Virtual Event Overview

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM ET (Eastern Time Zone)

Audience: The NRSA Institutional Training Program provides institutional research training opportunities to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. This webinar would be most informative for research administrators, Principal Investigators, and grant writers, as well as valuable for anyone involved in the application process who works with NIH Training Grants.

Presentation Resources:

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Reasonable Accommodations:

This webinar will be closed-captioned and will include an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be submitted at least five days before the event to

Agenda Format

  • Introduction
  • Overview of changes
  • Live Q&A with NIH Policy Experts


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Ericka Boone, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW)

Office of Extramural Research (OER), NIH

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Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., Ph.D.

Chief, Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

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Moderator: Anissa J. Brown, Ph.D.

Chief of Research Training & Career Development Branch

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), NIH

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The NIH Office of Extramural Research strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage and participate fully. This live event includes closed captions and ASL interpreters.
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Reasonable Accommodations and/or questions related to this event should be submitted no less than five business days prior to the event to:

We are dedicated to providing a pleasant experience for all attendees. We expect that participants to treat each other with respect.
NIH will monitor content shared and may delete content constituting unacceptable behavior, and/or expel participants exhibiting
unacceptable behavior from the virtual event for violations of the Code of Conduct.