T32 Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Program (JSPTPN)

The NIH Jointly Sponsored Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN) is a multi-Institute effort that provides support for 1st and 2nd -year graduate students to obtain broad-based fundamental research training across the neuroscience spectrum. In addition to a broad education in fundamental neuroscience, the programs supported under this mechanism are expected to provide a strong foundation in experimental design, statistical methodology, quantitative literacy as well as strong oral and written communication skills.    

Program Announcement

Due Dates for all Applications

  • May 25, 2023
  • May 25, 2024
  • May 25, 2025

List of Funded Awards under this mechanism

PD/PI Eligibility
Established investigators

Appointee Eligibility
U.S citizens or permanent residents in research doctoral programs

Institution Eligibility
U.S. domestic institutions

Additional Information
The JSPTPN program is a collective effort led by NINDS and NIMH, with the contribution of NIA, NEI, NIDA, NICHD, NIAAA, NIBIB, NIEHS, NCCIH, NCATS, NIDCR, NINR, NIDCD, NIGMS, the Office of the Director and the NIH Blueprint, to support broad-based and fundamental research training in the neurosciences. In addition to this, a key component is a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in experimental design, statistical methodology, and quantitative literacy. The JSPTPN program provides support for 1st and 2nd-year graduate students to obtain broad-based training across the neuroscience spectrum. The program is intended to be 2 years in duration. JSPTPN cannot be used to provide support for students who have passed candidacy for the Ph.D.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Chair of the JSPTPN Steering Committee prior to application preparation and well in advance of the due date.

Applicants for the JSPTPN program should submit a letter of intent by April 25 to the Chair of the JSPTPN Steering Committee.

T32 Data Tables: Newly revised research training data tables for use with FY 2016 institutional training grant applications are now available. Table formats, instructions, and a completed set of tables with sample data may be found on the NIH website. For electronic application submission using the SF424 (R&R) form set, the data tables are to be saved as a single file. The List of Data Tables submitted with your application should be the first page of the data tables attachment and will serve as a table of contents for that attachment.

Relevant Policy Notices
NOT-OD-15-091 Publication Reporting Instructions for Progress Reports



Delany Torres, PhD | Program Director of Training & Workforce Development

Stephen Korn, Ph.D. | Director, Office of Training & Workforce Development 



NRSA FY2022 Stipend Levels

Training Outcomes Data

How to Apply