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Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)

  • Updated: 02/11/2014

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Introduction

The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) (T32) supports institutional training grants that develop or enhance research training opportunities for early-stage investigators committed to cancer research.

For more complete information, reference the program announcement and/or contact the program director.

PI Eligibility

Citizenship
  • At the time of the award, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
  • Citizenship or green card is not needed to apply. Citizenship or green card is needed at the time of award issuance.
Foreign Nationals and Student VisasNot eligible for this award
Degree/Academic AppointmentEstablished Investigators (Associate and Full Professors)
CommitmentThe PI is recommended to devote 5-10% effort on the training program with no salary support. (See Training Related Expenses and Health Insurance section below for allowable administrative salary costs.)
Duration of AwardUp to 5 yrs of support
The T32 award is renewable
T32 Program Eligibility Criteria
Program PI
  • Must have independent cancer-focused R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed research funding at the time of application and award.
Program Faculty
Trainees
  • No more than 25% of the individuals supported on new NCI-supported T32 grants can be pre-doctoral trainees per year.
Budget
(Direct Costs)
  • For new T32 training programs, the budgets must be less than $500,000/yr.
  • For competing renewal T32 training programs with current budgets less than $500,000/yr, the budgets must remain at less than $500,000/yr.
  • For competing renewal T32 training programs with current budgets at $500,000/yr or more, a request to maintain the current budget level must be submitted for program approval. No budget increases will be approved.
    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-02-004.html

Trainee Eligibility

CitizenshipAt the time of the award, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
Foreign Nationals and Student VisasNot eligible for this award
Degree/Academic AppointmentPre- and Post-doctoral Fellows Clinical Fellows
CommitmentAt least 40 hours per week, full-time effort, to the training program
Duration of AwardUp to 5 yrs of support for pre-docs
Up to 3 yrs of support for post-docs

Financial Support

# of years
Predoctoral
experience
Stipend for FY 2014
All

$22,476

# of years
postdoctoral
experience
Stipend for FY 2012
0

$42,000

1

$43,680

2

$45,432

3

$47,244

4

$49,128

5

$51,096

6

$53,148

7 or more

$55,272

Tuition and Fees

For each pre-doctoral trainee supportedThe NCI will pay 60% of the combined amount requested for tuition and fees up to $16,000 per year.
For each combined dual-degree trainee (e.g., M.D.-Ph.D.) supportedThe NCI will pay 60% of the combined amount requested for tuition and fees up to $21,000 per year.
For each post-doctoral trainee supportedThe NCI will pay 60% of the combined amount requested for tuition and fees up to $4,500 per year.
For each post-doctoral trainee in a formal degree-granting programThe NCI will pay 60% of the combined amount requested for tuition and fees up to $16,000 per year.

Training Related Expenses and Health Insurance

For each pre-doctoral trainee supportedThe NCI will pay up to $4,200 annually for each pre-doctoral trainee to help defray other research training expenses, such as health insurance (self-only or family, as applicable), staff salaries, consultant costs, equipment, research supplies, and faculty/staff travel directly related to the research training program.
For each post-doctoral trainee supportedThe NCI will pay up to $7,850 annually for each postdoctoral trainee) to help defray other research training expenses, such as health insurance (self-only or family, as applicable), staff salaries, consultant costs, equipment, research supplies, and faculty/staff travel directly related to the research training program.

Program Announcement & Related Links

Program Announcement & NCI Guidelinehttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-015.html
Current List of T32 AwardsNIH RePORT
Link to Main Peer Review Group NCI-Fhttps://public.era.nih.gov/pubroster/jsp/proster.jsp?CID=100453
Application Form and Data Tables

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/download-application-package.html#download=true&oppNum=PA-14-015

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm
 

Example Tablehttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/datatables_sampleall.pdf
Training Forms

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm#training

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-067.html

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-026.html

Notices

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-046.html

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-042.htmll

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-128.html

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-100.html

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-008.html