This program provides training to postdoctoral individuals enrolled at institutions with an institutional mission focused on serving health disparity populations not well represented in scientific research, or institutions that have been identified by federal legislation as having an institutional mission focused on these populations, with the potential to develop meritorious research training programs in cardiovascular, pulmonary, or hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders. These individuals should be in the developmental stages of their career.
Dependent on the proposed training program, resident scientific resources and personnel, applicant institutions may choose to identify and collaborate with a research center (medical school or comparable institution) that has strong, well-established cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, or sleep disorders research and research training programs. The research center opens its facilities to the postdoctoral individual and provides a mentor to work with the individual's adviser at the applicant institution.
At the time of National Research Service Award (NRSA) appointment, individuals must have a doctoral or equivalent degree in a biomedical or behavioral science. A strong career interest in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, or sleep disorders research must be evident. They must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or legal permanent residents of the U.S.
T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32) Web link:
T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32) (RFA-HL-16-007)
Who is eligible? The institution must be a domestic college or university with an institutional mission focused on serving health disparity populations or institutions that have been identified by federal legislation as having specifically focused institutional missions.
The opportunities? Research training
Duration of support? Academic year (9 to 12-month appointments)
Where? At U.S. institutions
Applications due? February 18, 2015; September 18, 2015 (resubmissions only); February 18, 2016; September 19, 2016 (resubmissions only); February 18, 2017; September 18, 2017 (resubmissions only), by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Stipend: Current stipend levels for National Research Service Awards (NRSA) trainees are available at: http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm. Other allowable costs are tuition and fees, travel to scientific meetings, and training-related expenses (includes health insurance).
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 (minimum of 20 hours per week) on a continuous basis, beginning within 2 years after support ends. A second year of postdoctoral support will be considered payback for the first year of support. Trainees should refer to the NRSA guidelines.
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.
Page Limitations: All page limitations described in the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide and the Table of Page Limits must be followed.
Letter of Intent: Research institutions are asked to submit a letter of intent to the Director, Office of Scientific Review at the address listed below. Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows NHLBI staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. The Letter of Intent due date is at least one month before the application due date.
The Letter of Intent should be sent to:
Director, Office of Scientific Review
Division of Extramural Research Activities
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7214, MSC 7924
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7924 (for express mail: Bethesda, MD 20817)
Telephone: (301) 435-0270
E-mail: Director, Office of Scientific Review
Resources for Applicants:
- The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the category Request for Applications/Proposals & Program Announcements through 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:
Sandra Colombini Hatch, M.D.
Division of Lung Diseases (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Two Rockledge Center, Suite 10162, MSC 7952
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7952
Telephone: (301) 435-0222
Updated November 2014