Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)



NIBIB funds Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to enable institutions to support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research training for talented individuals in the fields of biomedical imaging, bioengineering and health informatics.

Pre- and post-doctoral research training programs supported by the NIBIB are expected to prepare their trainees for research careers in areas central to NIBIB's mission. The research undertaken by the trainees of the programs must fall under one or more of the scientific programs supported by the NIBIB and described under Division of Applied Science and Technology (Biomedical Imaging), Division of Discovery Science and Technology (Bioengineering), or Division of Health Informatics Technologies (Informatics).

NIBIB will give priority to multi-faceted programs that, in addition to a strong curriculum, include creative components such as interdisciplinary training involving students and faculty from multiple departments, bootcamps, clinical immersion, individual development plans, co-mentors, peer mentors, industry externships, community-building activities, professional development activities, or focus on emerging scientific areas.  NIBIB is also interested in programs that propose innovative training approaches with clear plans to implement and evaluate these.  Dissemination of the outcomes and best practices to be identified in such programs, for the benefit of the broader scientific community, is of interest to NIBIB in addition to the training of the specific students and postdocs in the programs.

Applicants also are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Zeynep Erim prior to preparing an application. Please see FAQs below regarding the white paper that should be provided along with the initial inquiry.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)


New NIH "FORMS-F" Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2020


NIH Late Application Policy for Institutional Training Grants to PA-20-142 and PA-20-162 Due to Public Health Emergency for United States Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Notice of Clarification Regarding Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications


Required Use of the xTRACT System to Prepare Data Tables for Training Grant Research Performance Progress Reports in FY 2020


Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2023


Request for Information (RFI): Re-envisioning U.S. Postdoctoral Research Training and Career Progression within the Biomedical Research Enterprise


NIH Redesign of the xTrain Module in eRA Commons