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Workshop on Recruitment and Retention of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in Scientific Research Careers Relevant to Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders

UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY
 RESEARCH TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY NHLBI (Arranged By Career Level)

Career Level

NHLBI Standard Training Mechanisms

NHLBI Training Programs for Underrepresented Minorities

High School

NIH Summer Employment Program

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

Minority Research Grant Supplement Program1

Undergraduate

NIH Summer Employment Program

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

NHLBI MARC Summer Research Training Program2

NHLBI Short-Term Training for Minority Students Program (T35)3

Minority Research Grant Supplement Program

Medical School

 

Graduate School

NRSA Institutional Research
Training Award (T32)


NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (T35)
     - health professionals

NHLBI Minority Institutional Research Training Program (T32)4

NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students (F31)5

NHLBI Short-Term Training for Minority Students Program (T35)

Minority Research Grant Supplement Program

Fellowship

Residency

Post-Graduate

NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships(F32)


NRSA Institutional Research Training Award (T32)

NHLBI Minority Institutional Research Training Program (T32)

Minority Research Grant Supplement Program

M.D. and other Clinical Degrees

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)

Minority Research Grant Supplement Program

Faculty

Clinical Research Curriculum Award (K30)

MidCareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)

Independent Scientist Award (K02)

NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22)

Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25)

NRSA Senior Fellowship (F33)

NHLBI  Mentored Minority Faculty Development Award (K01)6a

NHLBI Minority Institution Research Scientist Development Award (K01)6b

Minority Research Grant Supplement Program

MINORITY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Mechanisms of Support:

NHLBI supports special mechanisms that are targeted for the support of underrepresented minorities in the biomedical and behavioral sciences who are interested in pursuing research careers in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders research. The programs are tailored to appeal to individuals at different stages in their careers, from aspiring scientists who have little or no experience to investigators who have significant experience.

1Minority Research Grant Supplement Program: 

This program provides supplements to active NIH research grants (R01, R03, R15, R18, R37, U01, U10, and P01) with at least two remaining years at the time of the supplemental award to support the research of minority individuals at various levels of experience.

2NHLBI MARC Summer Research Training Program:

The NHLBI MARC Summer Research Training Program offers honors undergraduate students participating in the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program a 10-week summer research experience in cardiovascular, pulmonary, or hematologic health and diseases, or sleep disorders research in the NHLBI intramural laboratories. It offers each student the opportunity to gain relevant experience in a research environment, to refine career goals, and to learn about other NIH research training programs.

3NHLBI Short-Term Training for Minority Students Program (T35):

This program provides underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students and students in health professional schools an opportunity to be exposed to biomedical research experiences in areas relevant to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders. These training programs are intended to provide an exposure to biomedical research through a short-term research experience.

Trainees participate in a structured research training experience for periods of three months during off-quarters or summer vacation.

4NHLBI Minority Institutional Research Training Program (T32):

This program provides training to graduate students and postdoctoral individuals enrolled at minority schools who have the potential to develop a meritorious program in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, or sleep disorders research. These individuals should be in the developmental stages of their careers. The minority institution collaborates with a research center (medical school or comparable institution) that has strong, well-established programs of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, or sleep disorders research and research training. The established center opens its facilities to the graduate student or postdoctoral individual and provides a mentor to work with their adviser at the minority institution.

5NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students (F31):

This program is for students from minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences in the U.S. This fellowship provides up to five years of support for research training leading to a Ph.D., combined M.D./Ph.D. or other combined professional degrees in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.

6The K01 Awards:

There are two programs under the K01 which are described below under (a) and (b) as follows:

(a)NHLBI Mentored Minority Faculty Development Award (K01)

This NHLBI program provides for research training to enhance the research skills of minority faculty members at non-minority institutions.

Three to five year nonrenewable awards are made to a non-minority institution on behalf of the candidate who must be a minority.

(b)NHLBI Minority Institution Research Scientist Development Award (K01)

This NHLBI program encourages the development of faculty investigators at minority schools in areas relevant to heart, lung, and blood diseases and transfusion medicine.

Five year, renewable awards are made to minority institutions on behalf of the candidate who must be a minority school faculty member and who has a doctoral or equivalent degree in a biomedical science.

In addition, NHLBI is involved in the following two programs:

Biomedical Research Training Program for Underrepresented Minorities:

This program is designed to provide training in fundamental biomedical sciences and clinical research disciplines to underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students. It offers each participant the opportunity to work closely with leading research scientists in the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research. The trainees receive a one-time appointment of 12 to 24 months over a 2 year period. Each trainee is assigned to a mentor who is responsible for designing a carefully planned training program.

HBCU Research Scientist Award (UH1):

This award provides an opportunity for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) offering the master's, Ph.D., or professional degrees to recruit established research scientists into their biomedical or behavioral sciences department; to enhance the career of the recruited research scientist; and to strengthen other HBCU resources for the conduct of biomedical or behavioral research in areas related to cardiovascular, lung, and blood health and disease; transfusion medicine; and sleep disorders.

Last Update 4/03/01


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