The NINR T32 Award Program enables institutions with schools of nursing to make NRSA awards to individuals for pre doctoral and postdoctoral research training in acute and chronic illness across the life span, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health disparities, HIV/ AIDS, aging, caregiving, management of symptoms, self-management, and care at the end of life.  Standard NRSA stipend and budgetary levels  apply ( including up to $800 annually for travel costs for each trainee.

NINR seeks to extend nursing science by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, applying new technologies (including nanotechnology) to nursing research questions, exploring genetics and genomics applications in nursing research, improving the quality and effectiveness of interventions, and developing nursing research investigators. To provide pre- and post-doctoral research training to nurse scientists to broaden their scientific backgrounds and extend their potential for research. In so doing, the NINR is helping to address the critical shortage of nursing faculty, which both contributes to, and is affected by, the increasing gap between the supply and demand for nurses in the workforce. 

Innovative scientific programs that are interdisciplinary are especially encouraged.

Applications from institutions which implement strategies for identifying and recruiting students who have already completed a Bachelor's Degree in a field other than nursing; students who are from an under-represented group; or students who are currently BSN-Ph.D. students are particularly encouraged. In addition, applications that include provisions for the early identification and recruitment of undergraduate students who have the potential to become successful BSN-PH.D. Fast Track students are particularly encouraged.

Applicants are encouraged to review NINR's Mission and Strategic Plan ( for additional information on the Institute's research and training goals. NINR does require applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact staff to obtain agreement that the IC will accept the application.  NINR requests that all applications use July 1 as the project start date.

NINR does not allow short-term training in the T32 program.

NINR will not accept T32 applications from DNP programs.

NINR Application Submission Dates: May 25 (AIDS date September 7)

Currently Funded Institutional Training Programs (T32)

Grant NumberPrincipal InvestigatorTitleInstitution

5 T32 NR007104-18

Aiken, Linda H.Advanced Training in Nursing Outcomes ResearchUniversity of Pennsylvania
2 T32 NR012704-06Allen, Jerilyn K.Interdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Health Research Johns Hopkins University
4 T32 NR007969-15Bakken, SuzanneReducing Health Disparities Through InformaticsColumbia University Health Sciences
4 T32 NR013456-04Beck, Susan L. (contact); Pepper, Ginette A.Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer, Aging and End-of-Life CareUniversity of Utah
2 T32 NR009759-11Conley, YvetteTargeted Research and Academic Training of Nurses in GenomicsUniversity of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh
1 T32 NR015426-01A1Conn Vicki S.Interdisciplinary research training in health behavior scienceUniversity of Missouri-Columbia
4 T32 NR014213-04Daly, BarbaraSymptom Management and Palliative Care Research in Adults with Advanced DiseaseCase Western Reserve University
5 T32 NR014833-03Demiris, GeorgeAging and Informatics Training ProgramUniversity of Washington
4 T32 NR012715-05Dunbar, Sandra B.Training in Interventions to Improve Outcomes in Chronic ConditionsEmory University
4 T32 NR008857-10Erlen, Judith A.Technology: Research in Chronic and Critical IllnessUniversity of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh
2 T32 NR011147-06A1Herr, Keela A (contact); McCarthy, Ann MariePain and Associated Symptoms: Nurse Research TrainingUniversity of Iowa
4 T32 NR007077-20Hodge, Felicia S. (contact); Nyamathi, Adeline M.Vulnerable Populations/Health Disparities ResearchUniversity of California Los Angeles

4 T32 NR013454-05

Larson, Elaine Lucille (contact); Saiman, Lisa

Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (TIRI)

Columbia University Health Sciences

5 T32 NR007088-20Lee, KathrynNursing Research Training in Symptom ManagementUniversity of California San Francisco
5 T32 NR007100-18Medoff-Cooper, Barbara S.Research on Vulnerable Women, Children and FamiliesUniversity of Pennsylvania

1 T32 NR015433-02

Moore, Shirley M.

Multiple Chronic Conditions Interdisciplinary Nurse Scientist Training

Case Western Reserve University

5 T32 NR009356-08

Naylor, Mary D. (contact); Bowles, Kathryn HeleneIndividualized Care for at Risk Older AdultsUniversity of Pennsylvania
4 T32 NR014225-04Pickler, Ritah H (contact); Melynk, Bernadette M.Optimizing Health in Childhood: Interdisciplanary Training in Health DevelopmentOhio State University
4 T32 NR007081-20Portillo, Carmen J. (contact); Vlahov, DavidHIV/AIDS Nursing Care and PreventionUniversity of California San Francisco
4 T32 NR007066-25Rawl, Susan M.Indiana University: Training in Behavioral NursingIndiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
5 T32 NR008346-13Reynolds, Nancy R.Research Training: Self and Family ManagementYale University
2 T32NR007091-21Santacroce, Sheila JudgeInterventions for Preventing & Managing Chronic IllnessUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill
4 T32 NR014205-04Stone, Patricia W.Comparative and Cost-Effectiveness Research Training for Nurse ScientistsColumbia University Health Sciences

Program Contact for T32 Applications:

Dr. David Banks
Program Director, Office of Extramural Activities
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 496-9558
Fax: (301) 480-8260

Please visit the T32 Grant Application page if you are applying for a new, resubmission, or renewal T32 grant.