Administrative Supplements for NIGMS Predoctoral T32 Grants to Develop Curricular and Training Activities


To continue our efforts to catalyze the modernization of biomedical graduate education, we invite eligible NIGMS-funded T32 predoctoral training programs to submit administrative supplement requests to develop new curricular and training activities to enhance the program’s ability to: 1) provide graduate trainees with a strong foundation in research design and methods in areas related to conducting rigorous and transparent research to enhance reproducibility (PA-18-756); 2) prepare students for diverse careers in the biomedical research workforce (PA-18-757); 3) develop the knowledge and skills of trainees to enhance laboratory safety (PA-18-758); and 4) develop the technical, operational, and professional skills of predoctoral biomedical researchers (PA-18-759).

Grantees should consider the following before applying:

  • Only one application will be accepted per institution per area of curricular/training activity development. We expect that in institutions with two or more NIGMS predoctoral training grants the programs will cooperate to develop a single application proposing activities that are broadly applicable to their trainees.
  • If an institution has received a previous administrative supplement in one of the four areas described above, the institution is not eligible for an additional award in that same area.
  • There’s a budget cap of $80,000 in direct costs per award, and the funds from the supplement must be expended by June 30, 2019.
  • Supplement funds cannot be used to support additional trainee slots.
  • To be eligible for the supplement, the training grant must be active through at least June 30, 2020. Training grants that have received outstanding priority scores and are expected to be renewed effective July 1, 2018, are NOT eligible.
  • Applicants may apply electronically through Link to external web site or eRA Commons as instructed in the FOAs. Applications will not be accepted in other ways.
  • If applying in more than one area of curricular or training activity development, separate requests in response to each FOA must be submitted.
  • Applications are due by May 18, 2018.

Please contact your program director, Alison Gammie, or Shiva Singh if you have any questions.

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