NIH National Research Service Award (NSRA) individual fellowships (F31 and F32) and institutional training grants (T32) allow recipients to receive training in clinical research.
NINR has produced a short guidance document summarizing the specific instructions for applicants who are proposing to gain clinical trial research experience (CTRE) through an F31, F32, or T32 award.
Click to download: Guidance for NINR F31/F32 applicants proposing to gain clinical trial research experience (CTRE).
The training mechanisms supported by NINR are summarized on this page. Click on the link to the announcement for more details. For more information on research funding mechanisms offered by NINR, view the Grant Programs Supported By NINR. This listing provides a brief summary of the training mechanisms supported by NINR, as well as other mechanisms supported by the Institute.
NINR Priority Areas for Training and Career Development Awards
NINR is committed to training the next generation of nurse scientists at all levels of education and encouraging training in important new areas of nursing research. NINR has issued a Notice (NOT-NR-21-001) to highlight interest in receiving grant applications focused in the following area(s):
- Social determinants of health
- Health disparities and health equity
- Community and population health
- Observational and intervention research with practice and policy applications
- Embodiment of social inequalities
- Multilevel approaches bridging biology to society
This notice applies to due dates on or after May 25, 2021 and subsequent receipt dates through September 07, 2023.
The National Research Service Awards (NRSA) enable scientists to be trained to conduct independent nursing research and to collaborate in interdisciplinary research through individual and institutional predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships. NINR currently supports F31, F32, and T32 mechanisms of funding for fellowship grants.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32) enable schools of nursing with research programs to provide full-time predoctoral and postdoctoral research training. The institution selects the trainees to be appointed. NINR has one receipt date per year on May 25.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (Parent F31) are available to support registered nurses for supervised research training leading to a doctoral degree in areas related to the mission of the NINR. NINR also sponsors Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to promote diversity.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (Parent F32) provide postdoctoral research training registered nurses to broaden their scientific background and extend their potential for research in specified health-related areas related to the mission of NINR.
Career Development Awards (K awards) are fully described at the linked NIH site (the NIH K Kiosk). NINR supports only the K01, K23, K24 and K99 Career Development Awards at this time.
Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) are available to doctorally-prepared scientists who need a mentored research experience with an expert sponsor as a way to gain expertise in an area that is new to the candidate or would demonstrably enhance the candidate's scientific career.
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
LRP Research Priorities
NINR supports LRP applications from health professionals with doctoral degrees. NINR will give highest priority to applications from nurse scientists.