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Funding Opportunities for Training by Award Type

  • Updated: 12/11/2013

NCI Special Notes

1. NCI T32 training program must be cancer focused.

2. The Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) should have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to organize and implement a high quality research program. The PD/PI must hold a peer-reviewed independent cancer-focused R01, or R01-like, research funding at the time the T32 application is submitted and awarded. 

3. The faculty members are expected to have peer-reviewed independent R01, or R01-like research support. New and Early Stage Investigators (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/investigator_policies_faqs.htm) with no such funding may serve as co-mentors.  

For the NCI T32, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations. The award duration must be for at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify.

4. No Less than 75% of the requested trainees per award year must be postdoctoral trainees. 

5. Short-term training positions are not eligible for the NCI T32 training programs.

6. Budget (Direct cost)

• 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 at least six weeks prior to the anticipated application submission for program approval. No budget increases will be approved.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-02-004.html

7. PI change or mentor addition requires program director's review and approval.

8. Only the reappointment of current trainees is allowed under a no-cost extension.