- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35) to eligible institutions to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in biomedical and behavioral research. Many of the NIH Institutes and Centers use this grant mechanism exclusively to support intensive, short-term research training experiences for students in health professional schools during the summer. In addition, the Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant may be used to support other types of predoctoral and postdoctoral training in focused, often emerging, scientific areas relevant to the mission of the funding NIH institute or center.
- The proposed training must be in either basic, behavioral, or clinical research aspects of the health-related sciences. This program is intended to encourage students to pursue research careers by exposure to and short-term involvement in the health-related sciences. The training should be of sufficient depth to enable the trainees, upon completion of the program, to have a thorough exposure to the principles underlying the conduct of research.
- The number of applications funded will vary and depend upon the number of meritorious applications determined by the official review process. Although NRSA short-term institutional training grants are an NIH-wide grant mechanism, not all NIH institutes and centers support short-term training. Therefore, all applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the institute's representative (listed below in Section VII) before preparing an application. Such contact will help ensure that the applicant will obtain information about the NIH institute's interest and supplemental instructions concerning NRSA short-term institutional training grants.
- Awards for T35 institutional training grants may be for project periods up to five years in duration. Trainees selected for short-term training are required to pursue research training for 2-3 months on a full-time basis, devoting at least 40 hours per week to the program. More information may be found in Section III, 3.
- Only domestic, non-profit, private or public institutions which have a high- quality research program in the area proposed, as well as sufficient staff and facilities may apply for this research training program.
- Eligible Program Directors are basic and clinical researchers with skills, knowledge, successful past training records, and available resources to conduct the proposed research training program.
- Only one application per application receipt date is appropriate.
- Application forms (PHS 398) and NRSA instructions are available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html in an interactive format. For further assistance contact Grants Info, Telephone (301) 435-0714, Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov
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Who can apply:
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Eligible functional categories:
Alcohol National Research Service Awards for Research Training
Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research
Biomedical Research and Research Training
Blood Diseases and Resources Research
Cancer Research Manpower
Cell Biology and Biophysics Research
Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
Discovery and Applied Research
Drug Abuse National Research Service Awards for Research Training
Drug Abuse Research Programs
Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
Genetics and Developmental Biology Research and Research Training
Heart and Vascular Diseases Research
Human Genome Research
Kidney Diseases, Urology and Hematology Research
Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research
Minority Access to Research Careers
Oral Diseases and Disorders Research
Research and Training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders
Resource and Manpower Development in the Environmental Health Sciences
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