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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) provides both institutional and individual funding to help scientists develop their skills as researchers and professionals. Our programs offer opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty levels.

Overview

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) supports programs that foster research training and the development of a highly trained and diverse biomedical research workforce. The institute funds: (1) research training and career development activities; (2) a diverse workforce through diversity and re-entry supplements; and (3) the reduction of education debt via the Loan Repayment Program. Our programs offer opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty levels.

The opportunities listed on this page are for activities located primarily in U.S. universities and research institutions. With the exception of the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), opportunities are limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

The National Institutes of Health has updated policies regarding clinical trials (CT):

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NHGRI training staff to discuss their proposed application well in advance of submitting the application.

Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate

  • PAR-16-345Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Diversity Action Plan (R25)

    This funding opportunity announcement seeks to expose underrepresented students at the undergraduate, postbaccalaureate and graduate levels to the foundational sciences relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue careers that span all areas of interest to NHGRI. This program will support educational activities with the primary focus on research experiences based in genomic science, genomic medicine, and genomics and society.  Focus should also include skills development for students to prepare for graduate school. 

    Related Notices: NOT-HG-17-013NOT-HG-16-025NOT-HG-14-029

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: January 25, May 25, September 25

  • PA-18-906: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hereby notify Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of research grants (activity codes listed above) that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.

    This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

    Important Dates: 

    Applications are accepted on a continuous basis annually from October 1 through May 15.

Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D.

  • PA-18-592: Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)

    The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announce the continuation of the program for administrative supplements to research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances.

    The purpose of these supplements is to encourage such individuals to re-enter research careers within the missions of all the program areas of NIH. 

    Important Dates: Contact NHGRI Program Staff, see IC-specific table in program announcement.

    Administrative supplements may be submitted throughout the fiscal year, but should be requested at least 90 days prior to the anticipated need and no later than by May 15.

    Supplements submitted through the eRA Commons must be accompanied by written confirmation from the NHGRI program director stating that s/he will accept the application. An application without such a letter will not be considered and will be returned to the grantee.

    Acceptance of a supplement application in the eRA Commons does not guarantee funding. Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds and administrative review of the request.

    Please reference NHGRI Guidelines for Administrative Supplements.

  • PA-18-658: Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Optional)

    The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting the impact of sex/gender influences in human health and illness, including basic, preclinical, clinical, translational, and behavioral studies. Of special interest are studies relevant to understanding the significance of biological sex on cells and tissue explants; comparative studies of male and female tissues, organ systems and physiological systems; sex-based comparisons of pathophysiology, biomarkers, gene expression, clinical presentation and prevention and treatment of diseases. The most robust experimental designs include consideration of both sex and gender; therefore, applications proposing to investigate the influence of both sex and gender factors are highly encouraged. The proposed research must address at least one objective from Goals 1 through 3 of the NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research

    Important Dates: Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 26, 2018

  • PA-18-673: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)

    The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g. D.O./Ph.D., D.D.S./Ph.D., Au.D./Ph.D., D.V.M./Ph.D.), and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individuals' potential to develop into productive, independent physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.

    NHGRI will give funding priority to: (a) applications that focus on genomic sciences and genomic medicine approaches with an emphasis on the quantitative sciences, bioinformatics or technology development, or (b) applications that focus on high priority ELSI issues and provide multidisciplinary conceptual and methodological training, and (c) applicants whose mentor(s) are funded by NHGRI. NHGRI does not support disease-specific research.

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: April 8, August 8, December 8

  • PA-18-668: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for Students at Institutions With NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)

    The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g. D.O./Ph.D., D.D.S./Ph.D., Au.D./Ph.D., D.V.M./Ph.D.), and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individuals' potential to develop into productive, independent physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.

    NHGRI will give funding priority to: (a) applications that focus on genomic sciences and genomic medicine approaches with an emphasis on the quantitative sciences, bioinformatics or technology development, or (b) applications that focus on high priority ELSI issues and provide multidisciplinary conceptual and methodological training, and (c) applicants whose mentor(s) are funded by NHGRI. NHGRI does not support disease-specific research.

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: April 8, August 8, December 8

  • PA-18-671: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)

    The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicant's dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

    NHGRI will give funding priority to: (a) applications that focus on genomic sciences approaches with an emphasis on the quantitative sciences, bioinformatics or technology development, or (b) applications that focus on high priority ELSI issues and provide multidisciplinary conceptual and methodological training, and (c) applicants whose mentor(s) are funded by NHGRI. NHGRI does not support disease-specific research.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: April 8, August 8, December 8

  • PA-18-666: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31)

    The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

    NHGRI will give funding priority to: (a) applications that focus on genomic sciences approaches with an emphasis on the quantitative sciences, bioinformatics or technology development, or (b) applications that focus on high priority ELSI issues and provide multidisciplinary conceptual and methodological training, and (c) applicants whose mentor(s) are funded by NHGRI. NHGRI does not support disease-specific research.

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: April 13, August 13, December 13

  • PA-18-670: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)

    The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) is to support promising applicants during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors.  The proposed research and training plan should enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent researcher by providing strong mentorship, appropriate training and career development opportunities, and strong institutional support and commitment. The training plan should be explicitly designed to facilitate the fellow's transition to the next career stage and should explain how, in combination with the candidate's prior training and experience, it will contribute to the individual's research career goals.

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: April 8, August 8, December 8

  • PA-18-403National Research Service Award (T32)

    Related Notices: NOT-HG-19-018NOT-HG-15-014NOT-HG-15-004NOT-HG-14-016NOT-HG-14-017

    NHGRI supports research training in its three scientific mission areas: : 1) Genomic Sciences to support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training with a focus on the quantitative sciences, bioinformatics, and technology development: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-016; 2) Genomic Medicine to support post-doctoral training only: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-017; and 3) Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetic and Genomic Research for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training with a focus on developing multi-disciplinary conceptual and methodological skills necessary to pursue independent careers as ELSI researchers - consult Notice NOT-HG-15-004.
     
    Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors to discuss their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

    Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No

    Travel Costs:  For trainee travel expenses, contact program staff.  NHGRI will provide additional travel expenses up to $3000 per year for total training staff (not per individual) to travel to the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.  Training staff includes PDs/PIs, coordinators, and training faculty.

    Letter required in advance if application will request $500,000 or more in direct costs: Yes

    This is an award that is made to an institution and not individuals. Individuals must be accepted into a doctoral program at the institution where there is a NHGRI-supported T32 grant. The program director of the training grant selects individuals to participate in the T32 program.

    See the list of current NHGRI T32 supported programs

    Important Dates: 

    Application Submission Dates: May 25 only (new applications); January 25, May 25, or Sept 25 (renewal and resubmission applications).

  • PAR-16-345: Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Diversity Action Plan (R25)

    Related Notices: NOT-HG-17-013NOT-HG-16-025NOT-HG-14-029

    This funding opportunity seeks to facilitate the training of individuals at all careers levels (the undergraduate, graduate,post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty levels) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in scientific disciplines relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue genomics research that spans all areas of interest to NHGRI later in their careers. This is a limited competition funding opportunity announcement and is limited to PD(s)/PI(s) with NHGRI applications or grants in the following areas: Centers of Excellence in Genome Science; databases, large-scale sequencing and institutional training grants. In all cases, the PD/PI of any of the previous applications/grants cited above, must be the PD/PI of the R25.

    This R25 grant is made to an institution and not to individuals. The career levels supported under this award are undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students (for a limited time only). Because each NHGRI-supported program supports different career levels, individuals are encouraged to contact the PI of the grant for additional information about career levels and how to apply.

    See the list of current NHGRI R25 programs.

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: January 25, May 25, September 25

  • PA-18-586: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hereby notify Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of research grants (activity codes listed above) that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.

    This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

    Important Dates:

    Applications are accepted on a continuous basis annually from October 1 through May 15.

Postdoctoral

  • PA-18-906Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention hereby notify Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of research grants (activity codes listed above) that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project.  Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

    Important Dates:

    Due dates vary by awarding IC.  See Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts for more details. 

    Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

  • PA-19-188: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention hereby notify Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of research grants (activity codes listed above) that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project.  Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

    Important Dates:

    April 8, August 8, December 8
     
  • PA-16-289Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)

    The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announce the continuation of the program for administrative supplements to research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances.

    The purpose of these supplements is to encourage such individuals to re-enter research careers within the missions of all the program areas of NIH. 

    Important Dates:

    Contact NHGRI Program Staff, see IC-specific table in program announcement.

    Administrative supplements may be submitted throughout the fiscal year, but should be requested at least 90 days prior to the anticipated need and no later than by May 15.

    Supplements submitted through the eRA Commons must be accompanied by written confirmation from the NHGRI program director stating that s/he will accept the application. An application without such a letter will not be considered and will be returned to the grantee.

    Acceptance of a supplement application in the eRA Commons does not guarantee funding. Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds and administrative review of the request.

    Please reference NHGRI Guidelines for Administrative Supplements.

  • PA-18-397 : K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (Clinical Trial Required)

    The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.

    NHGRI will consider applications in the areas of interest to the Institute which include genomics, proteomics, technology development, genomic medicine, and the ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) related to genetics and genomics.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  • PA-18-398K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.

    NHGRI will consider applications in the areas of interest to the Institute which include genomics, proteomics, technology development, genomic medicine, and the ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) related to genetics and genomics.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  • PA-18-363Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)

    The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and "protected time" (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Although all of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this support mechanism to support career development experiences that lead to research independence, some ICs use the K01 award for individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs utilize the K01 award to increase research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities.

    NHGRI continues to participate in the K01 in two areas of mentored research: (1) Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) and (2) a restructured program in genomic sciences research. For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-018.

    Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank. 

    Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  •  PA-18-369Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
     

    The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and "protected time" (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Although all of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this support mechanism to support career development experiences that lead to research independence, some ICs use the K01 award for individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs utilize the K01 award to increase research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities.

    NHGRI continues to participate in the K01 in two areas of mentored research: (1) Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) and (2) a restructured program in genomic sciences research. For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-018.

    Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank. 

    Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  •  PA-18-372Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)

    The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.

    NHGRI will participate in the K08 with a focus on genomic medicine: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-019.

    Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.

    Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12
     
  •  PA-18-373Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 -  Independent Clinical Not Allowed)

    The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.

    NHGRI will participate in the K08 with a focus on genomic medicine: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-019.

    Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.

    Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12
     
  • PAR-16-354Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Diversity Action Plan (R25)

    Related Notice: NOT-HG-14-029
     

    This funding opportunity seeks to facilitate the training of individuals at all careers levels (the undergraduate, graduate,post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty levels) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in scientific disciplines relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue genomics research that spans all areas of interest to NHGRI later in their careers.

    This is a limited competition funding opportunity announcement and is limited to PD(s)/PI(s) with NHGRI applications or grants in the following areas: Centers of Excellence in Genome Science; databases, large-scale sequencing and institutional training grants. In all cases, the PD/PI of any of the previous applications/grants cited above, must be the PD/PI of the R25.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: January 25, May 25, September 25
  • PA-18-403T32 National Research Service Award

    Related Notices: NOT-HG-15-014, NOT-HG-15-004, NOT-HG-14-016, NOT-HG-14-017

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to eligible, domestic institutions to enhance predoctoral and postdoctoral research training, including short-term research training, and help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to meet the needs of the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research agenda. Research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, and career development components to prepare individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. Programs proposing only short-term research training should not apply to this announcement, but rather to the Kirschstein-NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant Program (T35) exclusively reserved for predoctoral, short-term research training (see PA-14-016).

    NHGRI will consider applications in the areas of: (1) genomic sciences; (2) genomic medicine; and (3) ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research.

    Short-term Training Positions Allowed: No

    Travel Costs: For travel expenses for trainees, contact program staff. NHGRI will provide additional travel expenses of up to $2,000 each year for the primary PD/PI, and other training faculty members closely associated with the training program, to travel to the NHGRI annual networking meeting which will be held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: May 25 only

New Investigators and Faculty

  • PA-18-397: K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (Clinical Trial Required)

    The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.

    NHGRI will consider applications in the areas of interest to the Institute which include genomics, proteomics, technology development, genomic medicine, and the ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) related to genetics and genomics.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  • PA-18-398: K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.

    NHGRI will consider applications in the areas of interest to the Institute which include genomics, proteomics, technology development, genomic medicine, and the ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) related to genetics and genomics.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  • PA-18-363: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)

    The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and "protected time" (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Although all of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this support mechanism to support career development experiences that lead to research independence, some ICs use the K01 award for individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs utilize the K01 award to increase research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities.

    NHGRI continues to participate in the K01 in two areas of mentored research: (1) Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) and (2) a restructured program in genomic sciences research. For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-018.

    Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank. 

    Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  • PA-18-369: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and "protected time" (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Although all of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this support mechanism to support career development experiences that lead to research independence, some ICs use the K01 award for individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs utilize the K01 award to increase research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities.

    NHGRI continues to participate in the K01 in two areas of mentored research: (1) Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) and (2) a restructured program in genomic sciences research. For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-018.

    Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank. 

    Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.

  • PA-18-372: Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)

    The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.

    NHGRI will participate in the K08 with a focus on genomic medicine: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-019.

    Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.

    Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  • PA-18-373: Parent K08 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed

    The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.

    NHGRI will participate in the K08 with a focus on genomic medicine: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-019.

    Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.

    Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.

    Important Dates: 

    Application Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

  • PA-18-906: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hereby notify Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of research grants (activity codes listed above) that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.

    This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

    Important Dates: 

    Applications are accepted on a continuous basis annually from October 1 through May 15.

  • PA-18-592: Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announce the continuation of the program for administrative supplements to research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances. The purpose of these supplements is to encourage such individuals to re-enter research careers within the missions of all the program areas of NIH. This program will provide administrative supplements to existing NIH research grants for the purpose of supporting full-time or part-time research by these individuals to update their existing research skills and knowledge.

    Important Dates: 

    Applications are accepted on a continuous basis annually from October 1 through May 15.

Courses

Awards for the training or career development of a single applicant.

  • PAR-19-185: Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses (R25)

    This funding opportunity supports short, advanced level courses that are intended to disseminate new techniques, methods, and analyses related to the mission of the NHGRI.

    Important Dates:

    Application Receipt Date(s): January 25, May 25, September 25

To see a list of current grants supported under this initiative, please go to NIH RePORTER.

Pre- and Post-Doctoral

  • PA-18-403: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)

    Related Notices: NOT-HG-15-014, NOT-HG-15-004, NOT-HG-14-016, NOT-HG-14-017

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit revisions (competitive supplements) to add a Big Data Science track to currently funded T32 institutional training grants for the expressed purpose of training the next generation of scientists who will develop computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with biomedical Big Data in the biomedical sciences (see definition under Funding Opportunity Description). This proposed training initiative should prepare qualified individuals for careers in developing new technologies and methods that will allow biomedical researchers to maximize the value of the growing volume and complexity of biomedical data.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Date(s): January 25, May 25, September 25
  • PA-19-191: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions with NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support students at institutions with NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs. The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g., DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), and who intend careers as physician/clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent physician/clinician-scientist.

    Important Dates:

    Applications Due Date(s): April 8, August 8, December 8

  • PA-19-196: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions with NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F31 - Diversity)

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support students at institutions with NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs. The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g., DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), and who intend careers as physician/clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent physician/clinician-scientist.

    Important Dates:

    Applications Due Date(s): April 8, August 8, December 8

  • PA-19-195: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)

    The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicant's dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

    Important Dates:

    Applications Due Date(s): April 8, August 8, December 8

  • PA-19-188: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)

    The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) is to support research training of highly promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.  Applications are expected to incorporate exceptional mentorship.

    Important Dates:

    Applications Due Date(s): April 8, August 8, December 8

  • PA-18-906: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hereby notify Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of research grants (activity codes listed above) that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.

    This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

    Important Dates:

    Applications are accepted on a continuous basis annually from October 1 through May 15.

Career Development

  • PAR-19-051: Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary study to an existing trial, as part of their research and career development. Applicants not planning an independent clinical trial, or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, must apply to companion FOA PAR-17-001.

    The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, as defined by the World Bank, including "low-income," "lower-middle-income," and "upper-middle-income" countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: December 4, 2018; November 7, 2019; and November 4, 2020

  • PAR-19-098: Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor. Applicants proposing a clinical trial or an ancillary clinical trial as lead investigator, should apply to the companion FOA PAR-19-051.

    The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, as defined by the World Bank, including "low-income," "lower-middle-income," and "upper-middle-income" countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.

    Important Dates:

    Application Due Dates: November 7, 2019 and November 4, 2020

Contacts

Research Training and Career Development:

Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Heather Colley
Heather A. Colley, M.S.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Alex Raphael
Alex Raphael
  • Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences

Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research:

Joy Boyer, B.A.
Joy Boyer, B.A.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomics and Society

Last updated: June 3, 2019