Institutional Grants

These institutional grants provide research training opportunities on an institutional level to support multiple scientists and clinical-researchers at all levels of training.

Institutional National Research Service Award Training Programs

An award to enable institutions to recruit individuals selected by the program leadership for research training in neuroscience of predoctoral students in their first two years in a PhD program.

The NINDS Institutional Translational Training Grant supports Training Programs that equip trainees with the knowledge and skills needed to advance basic research toward clinical application. Although this program is still active, we are no longer accepting applications under this mechanism.
The NINDS Institutional AD/ADRD Training Grant is intended to support Training Programs with a specific focus on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD).
The NINDS Institutional Training Grant is intended to support Training Programs that provide outstanding research training with the breadth and depth to prepare advanced predoctoral (years 3 and 4) and/or postdoctoral trainees to have a successful independent career in the complex, multidisciplinary, integrative, and rapidly evolving research enterprise.

Institutional Clinician-Scientist Research Training Programs

To facilitate and support a national program of mentored advanced research career development for junior neurosurgeon faculty at institutions nationwide that support neurological research.

Support for mentored career development and training of child neurologists appointed by an institution for development of independent research skills and experience in a fundamental science within the framework of an interdisciplinary research and development program.

The purpose of the NINDS Research Education Program for Residents and Fellows in Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to support the development and/or implementation of programs that relate to research education and training of clinical residents and fellows to foster careers as physician-scientists.

Research Education Programs

To provide high quality research experience for students or high school teachers during the summer academic break.

To support neuroscience research education programs in all areas (basic, clinical and translational) that will significantly advance the mission of NINDS.

Supports NINDS & NIMH mission-relevant programs to increase the pool of PhD-level neuroscience researchers from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research.

To encourage and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter PhD degree programs in the neurosciences.

To encourage applications for the continuation of ongoing and creation of new courses for skills development that will significantly advance the educational goals of the BRAIN Initiative, including neuroethics and opportunities to increase the workforce diversity in BRAIN Initiative research areas.

To provide high quality research experiences for a diverse cadre of postbaccalaureates who have not had access to substantive research opportunities