National Institutes of Health

NIH: National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences

Program Summary

The Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences supports broad and fundamental research training in the neurosciences via institutional NRSA research training grants (T32) at domestic institutions of higher education. Trainees appointed to this training grant are financially supported for either one or two years, during the first 2 years of their graduate research training. The primary objective is to prepare individuals for careers in neuroscience that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.


Applicant organizations may submit only one application in response to this FOA.

For institutions with similar programs, the PD(s)/PI(s) must explain what distinguishes this program from the others, how their programs will synergize with one another, if applicable, and make it clear that the pools of faculty and potential trainees, and existing resources, are robust enough to support additional programs.

Award Information

Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project. The award period is up to five years.  Kirschstein-NRSA awards provide stipends as a subsistence allowance to help defray living expenses during the research and clinical training experiences.   NIH will contribute to the combined cost of tuition and fees at the rate in place at the time of award.

Internal Selection Process

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver College of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
  1. A two page CV; and
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of May 25, 2013.

Proposal Due to OVPRED03/11/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF05/18/2013
Date Due to Sponsor05/25/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date04/25/2013
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