The goal of all programs is to support research training for scientists already engaged in biomedical, clinical or behavioral research. The programs provide practical research experience for physicians and Ph.D.-level investigators at the beginning stages of their research careers. Several programs extend support to experienced scientists who wish to change their research career path.
Some awards are made to institutions to enable them to support an individual's research training in specific areas and fields of shortages. Awards are also available for faculty development in fields of research shortage.
For all postdoctoral individuals, the NHLBI offers four research training programs:
- Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (F32)
- Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
- NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00)
- Intramural Research Training Award
The above awards provide full-time support for 2 to 5 years.
For postdoctoral individuals, the NHLBI has three additional research training programs that support individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds or individuals who have experienced an interruption in their research careers:
- T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32)
- Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers
Revised: March 2013