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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32) (Predoctoral Individual)

This award enables research institutions to support predoctoral 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. Trainees 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 baccalaureate degree and must be training at the graduate level in a program leading to the Ph.D., Sc.D., or other equivalent degree. Trainees who wish to interrupt their medical, dental, veterinary, or other professional school studies to engage in full-time research training before completing their professional degrees are also eligible. These awards do not support study leading to the M.D., D.O., D.D.S., or other similar professional degrees, nor do they support residency training.

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.

T32 Program Announcement (PA-14-015)

Who is eligible? U.S. research institutions

The opportunities? Research training

Duration of support? Full-time for up to 5 years

Where? At U.S. institution receiving the award

Applications due?

  • 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 toward 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.

How to apply: Applications submitted in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance must be submitted electronically through 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 Request 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

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