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NHGRI Training Mission: Prepare a diverse and talented genomics workforce that is operating at the forefront of genomics in order to accelerate scientific and medical breakthroughs to improve human health.

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, postbaccalaureate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty levels.

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Overview

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.

  • Overview

    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

RFA-HG-21-033: Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into the Genomic Field to Promote Diversity (GREAT) Program (R25)

The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce, to pursue further training and careers in the scientific, medical, ethical, social and/or legal areas of genomics research. This GREAT Program will support collaborative institutional partnerships that provide research education programs for undergraduates enrolled at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) or Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible institutions. A partnership will include a MSI or IDeA-eligible institution, and one or more research-intensive institutions or organizations with a suitable research base for graduate-level training in scientific areas of interest to NHGRI.


PAR-21-074: Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors (R25)

The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support innovative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.


PAR-21-075: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)

The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.

 


PAR-19-380Initiative 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. 

  • Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate

    RFA-HG-21-033: Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into the Genomic Field to Promote Diversity (GREAT) Program (R25)

    The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce, to pursue further training and careers in the scientific, medical, ethical, social and/or legal areas of genomics research. This GREAT Program will support collaborative institutional partnerships that provide research education programs for undergraduates enrolled at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) or Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible institutions. A partnership will include a MSI or IDeA-eligible institution, and one or more research-intensive institutions or organizations with a suitable research base for graduate-level training in scientific areas of interest to NHGRI.


    PAR-21-074: Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors (R25)

    The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support innovative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.


    PAR-21-075: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)

    The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.

     


    PAR-19-380Initiative 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. 

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

PAR-21-271: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., see NIH’s Interest in Diversity) from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program will provide independent NIH research support before and after this transition to help awardees launch successful, independent research careers. Additionally, MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars will be part of organized scientific cohorts and will be expected to participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) grantees.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


PAR-21-272: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)

 

The purpose of the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., see Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity) from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent research-intensive faculty positions. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program will provide independent NIH research support before and after this transition to help awardees launch successful, independent research careers. Additionally, MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars will be part of organized scientific cohorts and will be expected to participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) grantees.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


PAR-21-143: NHGRI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award for a Diverse Genomics Workforce (F99/K00)

This funding opportunity announcement seeks to support a defined pathway across career stages for talented graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences.  This two-phased award will facilitate completion of a doctoral dissertation (F99) and transition to a strong postdoctoral research position (K00) focused on the scientific, medical, ethical, social and/or legal areas of genomics research.  It is anticipated that successful completion of this phased award program will provide students sufficient scientific and career development activities to set them on the path to becoming independent genomics researchers.


PA-21-214: Short-Term Mentored Research Career Enhancement Award to Promote Diversity (K18 No Independent Clinical Trials)

The objective of this Career Enhancement Award (K18) is to provide support for scientists from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented groups, (NOT-OD-20-031) who wish either to expand their genomic competencies or to change their research careers by acquiring new genomics research knowledge or skills.


PA-21-050: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual 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., 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.

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.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


PA-21-048: 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.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.

PA-20-202: 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
  • Contact Program Officer:
    Heather A. Colley, M.S.
    Email: heather.colley@nih.gov


PA-20-203: 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
     
  • Contact Program Officer:
    Heather A. Colley, M.S.
    Email: heather.colley@nih.gov

PA-20-199: Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) is to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease.  The K25 award will provide support and "protected time" for a period of supervised study and research for productive professionals with quantitative (e.g., mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry) and engineering backgrounds to integrate their expertise with NIH-relevant research.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


PA-20-187: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 Independent 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 with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


PA-20-188: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 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 with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


PA-20-190: 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.
     
  • Important Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12
  • Contact Program Officer:
    Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
    Email: gatlincl@mail.nih.gov


PA-20-176: 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 K01.  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
     
  • Contact Program Officer:
    Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
    Email: gatlincl@mail.nih.gov

 


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.


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.

  • Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D.

    PAR-21-271: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The purpose of the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., see NIH’s Interest in Diversity) from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program will provide independent NIH research support before and after this transition to help awardees launch successful, independent research careers. Additionally, MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars will be part of organized scientific cohorts and will be expected to participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) grantees.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


    PAR-21-272: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)

     

    The purpose of the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., see Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity) from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent research-intensive faculty positions. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program will provide independent NIH research support before and after this transition to help awardees launch successful, independent research careers. Additionally, MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars will be part of organized scientific cohorts and will be expected to participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) grantees.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


    PAR-21-143: NHGRI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award for a Diverse Genomics Workforce (F99/K00)

    This funding opportunity announcement seeks to support a defined pathway across career stages for talented graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences.  This two-phased award will facilitate completion of a doctoral dissertation (F99) and transition to a strong postdoctoral research position (K00) focused on the scientific, medical, ethical, social and/or legal areas of genomics research.  It is anticipated that successful completion of this phased award program will provide students sufficient scientific and career development activities to set them on the path to becoming independent genomics researchers.


    PA-21-214: Short-Term Mentored Research Career Enhancement Award to Promote Diversity (K18 No Independent Clinical Trials)

    The objective of this Career Enhancement Award (K18) is to provide support for scientists from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented groups, (NOT-OD-20-031) who wish either to expand their genomic competencies or to change their research careers by acquiring new genomics research knowledge or skills.


    PA-21-050: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual 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., 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.

    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.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


    PA-21-048: 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.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.

    PA-20-202: 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
    • Contact Program Officer:
      Heather A. Colley, M.S.
      Email: heather.colley@nih.gov


    PA-20-203: 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
       
    • Contact Program Officer:
      Heather A. Colley, M.S.
      Email: heather.colley@nih.gov

    PA-20-199: Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The purpose of the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) is to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease.  The K25 award will provide support and "protected time" for a period of supervised study and research for productive professionals with quantitative (e.g., mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry) and engineering backgrounds to integrate their expertise with NIH-relevant research.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


    PA-20-187: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 Independent 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 with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


    PA-20-188: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 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 with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


    PA-20-190: 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.
       
    • Important Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12
    • Contact Program Officer:
      Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
      Email: gatlincl@mail.nih.gov


    PA-20-176: 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 K01.  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
       
    • Contact Program Officer:
      Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
      Email: gatlincl@mail.nih.gov

     


    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.


    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.

Research Supplements

PA-21-071: 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: 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 May 15.
     
  • Contact Program Officer:
    Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
    gatlincl@mail.nih.gov


Please reference NHGRI Research Diversity Supplement Application Guidelines.


NOT-OD-20-054: Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients and Scholars

The overarching goal of this program is to support the transition and retention of investigators from mentored career development to research independence and to minimize departures from biomedical research workforce at this critical juncture. This supplement program is intended to ensure continuity of research among recipients of mentored career development (K) awards by providing supplemental research support to help sustain the investigator’s research during critical life events.


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.
     
  • Contact Program Officer:
    Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
    gatlincl@mail.nih.gov
     

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.

  • Research Supplements

    PA-21-071: 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: 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 May 15.
       
    • Contact Program Officer:
      Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
      gatlincl@mail.nih.gov


    Please reference NHGRI Research Diversity Supplement Application Guidelines.


    NOT-OD-20-054: Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients and Scholars

    The overarching goal of this program is to support the transition and retention of investigators from mentored career development to research independence and to minimize departures from biomedical research workforce at this critical juncture. This supplement program is intended to ensure continuity of research among recipients of mentored career development (K) awards by providing supplemental research support to help sustain the investigator’s research during critical life events.


    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.
       
    • Contact Program Officer:
      Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
      gatlincl@mail.nih.gov
       

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.

Courses/Education

NOT-HG-21-038: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Genomics Education Interactive Digital Media Resources (SBIR/STTR)

This NOSI supports development of genomics education interactive digital media products that address the needs of high school, college, advanced degree students and professionals and provide a new avenue for entry and pursuit of genomics careers.


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 scientific mission areas 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.

  • Courses/Education

    NOT-HG-21-038: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Genomics Education Interactive Digital Media Resources (SBIR/STTR)

    This NOSI supports development of genomics education interactive digital media products that address the needs of high school, college, advanced degree students and professionals and provide a new avenue for entry and pursuit of genomics careers.


    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 scientific mission areas 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.

Predoctoral

PA-21-252: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 -Diversity)

The purpose of this Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from diverse backgrounds including those from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce.

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.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


PA-21-051: 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 candidate’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.

NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


PAR-19-380Initiative 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. 

  • Predoctoral

    PA-21-252: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 -Diversity)

    The purpose of this Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from diverse backgrounds including those from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce.

    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.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


    PA-21-051: 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 candidate’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.

    NHGRI holds an annual Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting.

    Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend. Request travel for the awardee for up to $1,500 per NHGRI meeting.


    PAR-19-380Initiative 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. 

Institutional T32 Training Grants

PA-20-142: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)

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: NHGRI will provide travel expenses up to $3,000 per year per trainee to travel to the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting (required) and professional conferences.  NHGRI will provide additional travel expenses up to $3,000 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.

  • Important Dates:  Application Due Dates: May 25 (new, renewal and resubmission applications)
     
  • Related Notices: NOT-HG-21-010
  • Number of slots allowed: Genomic Science and Genomic Medicine programs are limited to 10 trainees.

  • ELSI programs: no fewer than two and no more than five trainees.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Contact Program Officer:
    Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
    gatlincl@mail.nih.gov
  • Institutional T32 Training Grants

    PA-20-142: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)

    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: NHGRI will provide travel expenses up to $3,000 per year per trainee to travel to the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting (required) and professional conferences.  NHGRI will provide additional travel expenses up to $3,000 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.

    • Important Dates:  Application Due Dates: May 25 (new, renewal and resubmission applications)
       
    • Related Notices: NOT-HG-21-010
    • Number of slots allowed: Genomic Science and Genomic Medicine programs are limited to 10 trainees.

    • ELSI programs: no fewer than two and no more than five trainees.

    • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Contact Program Officer:
      Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
      gatlincl@mail.nih.gov

NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Extramural LRP applications are accepted annually from September 1 through November 20, 8:00 p.m. EST. All LRP applications must be submitted electronically using the NIH LRP Website.

  • NOT-OD-21-139 – Clinical Research (LRP-CR)

  • NOT-OD-21-140 – Pediatric Research (LRP-PR)

  • NOT-OD-21-141 – Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR)

  • NOT-OD-21-142 - Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (LRP-IDB)

  • NOT-OD-21-143 - Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Contraception and Infertility Research (LRP-CIR)

  • NOT-OD-21-144 - Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Research in Emerging Areas Critical to Human Health (LRP-REACH)

Contact Program Officer:
Heather A. Colley, M.S.
Email: heather.colley@nih.gov

Staff Contacts

Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
  • Lead Training Program Director, Genome Sciences
  • Program Director, Division of Genome Science
Heather Colley
Heather A. Colley, M.S.
  • Lead Training Program Director, Genomic Medicine
  • Program Director, Division of Genomic Medicine
Joy Boyer, B.A.
Joy Boyer, B.A.
  • Lead Training Program Director, Genomics and Society
  • Program Director, Division of Genomics and Society
Amber Jackson
Amber Jackson
  • Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine

Last updated: September 3, 2021