Institutional Training Grants (T32/K12)

These awards are made to institutions to support groups of pre- and/or postdoctoral fellows, including trainees in basic, clinical, and behavioral research. 

T32 Institutional Training Programs

  • Purpose: Ensures that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research
    • Issued to eligible institutions to support research training for groups of pre- and/or postdoctoral fellows. The number of positions or "slots" varies with each award.
    • The maximum duration of support for pre- and postdoctoral fellows under any National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is 5 years and 3 years, respectively (6 years for students in formal M.D./Ph.D. programs).
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence
  • NICHD participates in the Parent T32 announcement, as well as other T32 announcements that promote training in priority scientific, health-related research fields relevant to the NICHD mission.

Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant

  • Access: Parent T32 Announcement
  • NICHD and Other NIH Institute/Center-Specific Requirements for the Parent T32: Select the “Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements, and Staff Contacts” link within the parent announcement to find NICHD-specific information.

T32 Clinical Pharmacology Training Network (CPTN)

K12 Institutional Career Development Programs

NICHD uses the Mentored Clinical Scientist Award (K12) Program to provide support to domestic institutions that mentor clinical fellows and scientists and help them become independent research investigators.

NICHD only accepts K12 applications in response to active Requests for Applications (RFAs). Receipt deadlines are listed in the RFA.

K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH)

  • Purpose: Provides bridge support to physician-scientists as they move between completion of clinical or research fellowship training and an independent research career
  • Eligibility: Open to all types of clinicians and non-clinicians
  • Addresses the spectrum of women's health topics
  • Led by: NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH); administered by: NICHD Fertility and Infertility Branch (FIB)
  • Visit: ORWH BIRCWH Web site to learn more and to find the most recent funding opportunity announcement.

K12 Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) Program

K12 Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program (PCCTSDP)

K12 Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP)

  • Purpose: This national network provides mentored career development opportunities for pediatricians who intend to pursue independent research careers in academic settings.
  • Eligibility: Pediatricians who have completed clinical training and have promising research potential
  • Access: Current PSDP announcement
  • Administered through: NICHD PGNB
  • Visit: PSDP Website  (maintained by the Duke University Medical Center)
  • NICHD Contact: Karen Winer

K12 Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP)

  • Purpose: This national network aims to develop a cadre of reproductive physician-scientists based in academic departments who use cutting-edge cell and molecular technologies to address important problems in the field of obstetrics and gynecology
  • Eligibility: Junior faculty who have an M.D. or equivalent and have completed a postgraduate residency training in general Ob/Gyn or an Ob/Gyn subspecialty area
  • Access: Current RSDP Announcement
  • Administered through: NICHD FIB
  • NICHD Contact: Susan Taymans

Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program

Resources for T32/K12 Programs

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