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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.

  • 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-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

    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.

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-19-126: 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-19-127: 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-19-116: 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-19-117: 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-19-129: 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.

  • Important Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

PA-19-130: 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.

  • Important Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

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

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
  • Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D.

    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-19-126: 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-19-127: 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-19-116: 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-19-117: 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-19-129: 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.

    • Important Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

    PA-19-130: 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.

    • Important Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12

    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

    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

Research Supplements

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.
  • Related Notices: NOT-HG-19-010

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.

  • Research Supplements

    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.
    • Related Notices: NOT-HG-19-010

    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.

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.

  • 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.

Predoctoral

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. 


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
  • Predoctoral

    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. 


    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

Institutional T32 Training Grants

PA-18-403T32 National Research Service Award

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.

  • Institutional T32 Training Grants

    PA-18-403T32 National Research Service Award

    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.

NIH Loan Repayment Program

The submission deadline for FY 2020 LRP applications will be Friday, November 15, 2019. 

Staff Contacts

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

Last updated: October 17, 2019