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Applying to the NINR T32 Program

About the T32 Award Program

Highlights of the T32 Application Process

  • Electronic submission only; paper applications will not be accepted
  • May 25th is the only due date for NINR
  • Restructured forms and page limit
  • Annual direct cost over $500,000
  • Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

The T32 Award Program is one of NINR’s premiere training grants for early-career scientists.

The T32 Program enables institutions with schools of nursing to make NIH National Research Service Awards to individuals for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in areas such as:

  • acute and chronic illness across the life span
  • health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities
  • aging and caregiving
  • symptom management
  • self-management,
  • and care at the end of life

Please visit the Institutional Training Program (T32) page for more information on program requirements and currently funded T32 programs.

Program Contact for T32 Applications:

Dr. David Banks
Program Director, Office of Extramural Activities
6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 700
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 496.9558
Fax: (301) 451-5694

Highlights of the T32 Application Process:

Electronic submission only:
NINR will no longer accept paper submissions for the T32 program. Applications will be accepted by electronic submission only. Please see the corresponding Funding Opportunity Announcement and the Application Guide.

May 25th: the only due date for NINR:
As NINR accepts T32 application only once per year, May 25th will be the only due date allowed for T32 applications submitted to NINR.

Forms and page limit:
All corresponding Data Table, Biosketch and SF424 information can be found with this link at and the updated page limit information is at

Annual direct cost over $500,000:
NINR does require applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact program staff to obtain agreement that the NINR will accept the application. Please contact the corresponding program director listed above 6 weeks before submitting your grant, obtain the permission, and include this permission in the cover letter.

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research:
NIH has published a detailed guideline on how to describe this training plan, which should be outside the 25 page limit of the Program Plan (please see FOA and SF424 listed above for details).