Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32) (Predoctoral
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.
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
- 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 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
The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the
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