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Extramural Training FAQs

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The NICHD provides the following answers to common training-related questions to help potential trainees navigate through the application process. Please note that these answers are specific to the NICHD’s procedures and activities. For more general answers, consult the NIH Office of Extramural Research at

Use the links on the left to find answers to specific questions related to extramural training supported by NICHD.

NICHD Training Contacts 

If after looking through the FAQs at the left you still have questions about support for training at universities or other institutions (extramural), including fellowships, career development awards, or institutional training programs, contact Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D., Extramural Training Officer/Deputy Director, NICHD Office of Extramural Policy.

If you have questions about training at NICHD (intramural), contact Brenda R. Hanning, Director, Office of Education, Division of Intramural Research, NICHD.

Additional Resources

  • NIH Office of Extramural Research Training Page
    References to policies, funding levels, application and review process, and FOAs for all grants, fellowships, and career development awards
  • NIH Grant Application Forms
    Forms for grant and fellowship applications, non-competing continuation applications, progress reports, statements of appointment and termination, payback agreement, and grant close-out
  • Submitting Applications (
    Main government Web site for submitting grant applications; provides application forms for the grant mechanism selected
  • NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs)
    The NIH offers extramural LRPs in the following areas: Clinical Research; Pediatric Research; Health Disparities Research; Contraception and Infertility Research; and Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. NICHD offers extramural LRPs in three of the five qualifying areas: clinical research, pediatric research, and contraception and infertility research.
  • NIH Research Portfolio On-line Reporting Tool (RePORT)
    Searchable database of all funded grants and fellowships, statistics on numbers of applications to specific NIH institutes, success rates, and other information
  • NICHD Funded Projects: RePORT
    RePORT Search Results for NICHD Funded Projects
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