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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35)

The objective of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (T35) program is to develop and/or enhance research training opportunities for health professional students and for graduate students in the physical or quantitative sciences interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical research. This program provides funds to research institutions to introduce predoctoral students to research that would not otherwise be available through their regular course of graduate study. Trainees are selected by the grantee institution and must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or legal permanent residents of the U.S.

Short-term trainees must be medical students, dental students, students in other health-professional programs, or graduate students in the physical or quantitative sciences. To be eligible for short-term, predoctoral research training positions, students must have received a baccalaureate degree by the beginning date of their NRSA appointment. In addition, students must be enrolled, in good standing, and must have completed at least one quarter or semester in a program leading to a clinical doctorate or a doctorate in a physical or quantitative science such as physics, mathematics, or engineering before participating in the training program. Within schools of pharmacy, only individuals who are candidates for the Pharm.D. degree are eligible for short-term, research training positions.

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. Applicants for the T35 program should review the procedures for requesting approval in the NHLBI T32 Supplemental Guidelines (Section III. Application Procedures, B.).

NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35) Web Links:

T35 Program Announcement (PA-14-016)

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

Who is eligible? U.S. institutions. Institutions will select eligible trainees for award.

The opportunities? Short-term research training for students

Duration of support? Summer or off-quarters during the academic year - 2 to 3 months

Where? At U.S. institutions receiving the award

Applications due? January 25

NHLBI will only accept applications in scientific areas relevant to the NHLBI mission. For areas of specific interest, please see the NHLBI website.

Institutions may request support for at least 4 but not more than 32 students per budget period to pursue research training for 2-3 months on a full-time basis.

Current T32 Program Directors who submit T35 applications should indicate how the proposed T35 activities differ from the activities supported by their T32 award.

Allowable Costs: This T35 award provides a stipend, funds towards tuition and fees, travel to scientific meetings (trainee must be appointed to training grant at time of actual travel), and training related expenses which can be used to help defray expenses such as health insurance, research supplies, and equipment. See the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) site

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.

Please contact the following NHLBI staff member if you have questions about this award:

Charlotte Pratt, Ph.D., RD
Program Director
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7936
Phone: (301) 435-0382
FAX: (301) 480-1864

Revised: January 2014

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