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Training Funding Opportunities

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.

LRP Research Priorities

NINR supports LRP applications from health professionals with doctoral degrees. NINR will give highest priority to applications from nurse scientists.