Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional
Research Training Grants (Parent T32) (Postdoctoral Individual)
This award enables research institutions to support postdoctoral research
training in specific areas and fields of shortage. Selection
of institutions is by national competition. Trainees are selected
through local review procedures established by the program
director at the grantee institution. The maximum training
period for postdoctoral individuals is 3 years. They are required
to pursue their research training full-time, and trainees
in clinical areas are expected to confine their clinical duties
to those that are part of their research training. Trainees
must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or legal permanent
residents of the U.S. Persons on temporary or student visas
are not eligible.
At the time of appointment, trainees must have received a
Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D.,
Dr.P.H., D.N.Sc., or equivalent degree from an accredited
domestic or foreign institution. Certification by an authorized
individual at the degree-granting institution that all degree
requirements have been met is acceptable.
Institutional grants are renewable, through competition,
for up to 5 years.
Applications for NRSA Institutional Grants requesting $500,000
or more in direct costs in any given year must receive prior
approval from the NHLBI before submitting an application. Please
see the NHLBI
T32 Supplemental Guidelines (Section III. Application Procedures,
B.) for requesting approval.
Program Announcement (PA-14-015)
Who is eligible? U.S. institutions
The opportunities? Research training
Duration of support? Full-time for up to 3 years for postdoctoral investigators
Where? At U.S. institutions receiving the award
- January 25 - The NHLBI will accept all
types of competing T32 applications (new, renewal, resubmission, and revision) on this date.
- September 25 - Only resubmission
T32 applications will be accepted on this date.
Allowable Costs: This T32 award provides a stipend, funds towards tuition and fees, and an Institutional Allowance which can be used to help defray fellowship expenses such as health insurance, research supplies, equipment, books, and travel to scientific meetings. See NOT-OD-14-046 for details.
Payback: One month of payback for each month of training,
up to a maximum of 12 months. This requirement can be fulfilled
by teaching or research (a minimum of 20 hours per week) on
a continuous basis beginning within 2 years after support
How to apply: Applications submitted in response to
this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance
must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov
using the SF 424 Research and Related (R&R) forms and the
SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.
Resources for T32 Application:
For additional information specific to the National Heart,
Lung, and Blood Institute, please see the NHLBI
Supplemental Guidelines and Other Related Documents to the Institutional
National Research Service Award (NRSA) Application (T32)
The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the category
for Applications/Proposals & Program Announcements with
the application receipt date.
NHLBI's Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) Program Description
Please contact the following NHLBI staff member if you have
questions about this award:
Jane Scott, ScD, MSN (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development,
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 8138, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940 (FedEx Zip: 20817)
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Last Updated March 2014