T32 Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Program (JSPTPN)

The Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN) is an institutional program that supports broad and fundamental research training in the neurosciences. This T32 enables program leadership at awardee institutions to appoint students to the T32 in their first two years in a PhD program. 

Program Announcement

Due Dates for New Applications
June 29, 2020
May 25, 2021
May 25, 2022

Appointee Eligibility
U.S. citizens or permanent residents; students in the first two years of a research doctoral program; students in the PhD phase of MD/PhD program

Institution Eligibility
U.S. domestic institutions

Additional Information
The JSPTPN program is jointly sponsored by NIA, NIDA, NIMH, and NINDS and supports broad and fundamental research training in the neurosciences. In addition to a broad education in the neurosciences, a key component is a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in experimental design, statistical methodology and quantitative literacy. JSPTPN programs are intended to be 2 years in duration and students may only be appointed to this training grant during the first 2 years of their graduate research training. The JSPTPN cannot be used to provide support for students who have passed candidacy for the Ph.D. If you are interested in applying to this program, please see additional information and list of currently active JSPTPN T32 programs on the JSPTPN website

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Chair of the JSPTPN Steering Committee prior to application preparation and well in advance the due date (see JSPTPN Homepage for contact information). 

Applicants for the JSPTPN program should submit a letter of intent by April 25 to the Chair of the JSPTPN Steering Committee (see JSPTPN Homepage for contact information).

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-19-108 Applicants are required to use the xTRACT system to prepare data tables for T32 Progress Report.

NOT-OD-15-091 Publication Reporting Instructions for Progress Reports



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



NRSA FY 2021 Stipend Levels

JSPTPN Program Description

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