The NINDS supports two types of T32 Institutional Training Grants: 1) The NINDS Institutional Research Training Grant Program, and 2) The Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN).
The Guide for Understanding NINDS Institutional Training Grant (T32) Application and Their Review provides general information about all NINDS T32 programs. T32 programs at NINDS also have a very important role to play in expanding the diversity of the workforce. The Role of NINDS T32 Programs in Training a Diverse Workforce Guide explains NINDS expectations for T32 programs with regard to diversity issues and also provides information about opportunities available to T32 programs that can aid in diversity recruitment and retention.
This training program will support advanced predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. All applications to this program should have a central focus or a theme. The theme may be as broad or as narrow as deemed appropriate by the applicant institution, but should be more focused than, for example, "training in neuroscience." Funds should be used to support novel and/or expanded training experiences and activities, rather than to simply support trainees to conduct research. As in the past, a portion of NINDS training grants may be reserved for clinical research training projects or projects focused on a particular disorder or group of disorders. Moreover, preference may be given to programs that focus on support of trainees with an MD or health professional degree, or to programs that integrate basic and clinical research training.
Awards will typically be made for a maximum of 4 trainee slots per year, although an exception may be made in rare circumstances for up to 8 slots. Those interested in applying for more than 4 slots of support per year are advised to contact the Director, Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity. Applicants may request support for advanced (dissertation stage) predoctoral Ph.D. and M.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, or a mix of both. Applications must specify the anticipated predoctoral to postdoctoral ratio. After a training grant has been awarded, T32 directors who wish to make changes in this ratio must obtain prior approval of the Director, Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity. If the original application requested support exclusively for either pre-doctoral or postdoctoral trainees, the general policy will be to not allow trainees in another category to receive support (as such support has not been through the peer review process). However, exceptions are possible and will require that additional information be provided for administrative review and prior approval.
For an expanded explanation of NINDS policies for this program, please refer to NOT-NS-09-003.
List of currently active Institutional T32 programs
This training program supports only predoctoral students, during the first two years in a PHD program. It cannot be used
to support students who have passed candidacy for the PHD. The program is jointly sponsored by NIA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIDA, NIGMS,
NIMH, and NINDS. The aim of this program is to encourage broad research exposure in the neurosciences to students in the early
stage of their predoctoral training. If you are interested in applying to this program, please see additional information
on the JSPTPN website.
List of currently active JSPTPN T32 programs
The NINDS currently participates in the following programs:
List of currently active K12 neurosurgeon programs:
The NINDS currently participates in the following four programs:
2011 - NIH Program Announcement: RFA-NS-12-003
2009 - NIH Program Announcement: RFA-NS-10-002
2008 - NIH Program Announcement: RFA-NS-09-001
This program is CLOSED. Please visit the following site for current ENDURE undergraduate training sites and additional information about current activities:
The purpose of the program is to encourage and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter Ph.D. degree
programs in the neurosciences.
Last updated May 6, 2013