Funding Opportunity: NIGMS Institutional Predoctoral Training Grants


We’re pleased to announce that the NIGMS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) for the basic biomedical sciences has been reissued (PAR-20-213). This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) continues our efforts to ensure biomedical graduate research training keeps pace with the rapidly evolving biomedical research enterprise. The goal of the T32 program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists with the technical, operational, and professional skills needed to advance their chosen fields and transition into productive careers in the biomedical research workforce.

In addition, the new FOA:

  • Emphasizes the use of creative and transformational approaches to biomedical graduate training, including curricular reform, that preserve the best elements of current programs while enhancing the focus on the development of trainee skills
  • Promotes a culture where the highest standards of practice are used to ensure the safety of all individuals in the research environment
  • Removes the requirement that applicants complete Training Data Table 6A; instead, a more focused set of application and admissions data must be provided as part of the Other Attachments section (see our suggested format for these data)  

We intend to include these changes in all of our institutional training programs as their FOAs are reissued.

For additional information, including a list of active programs, see the Predoctoral T32 webpage.

First application receipt date: September 25, 2020
Earliest start date: July 2021

If you have questions about the T32 program, contact Alison Gammie, Shiva Singh, or the program area contacts.

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