NIH Diversity Training Program

Author: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
October 21, 2022

National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity is a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Program intended to support training of predoctoral and health professional students and individuals in postdoctoral training institutions with an institutional mission focused on serving health disparity populations not well represented in scientific research, or institutions that have been identified by federal legislation as having an institutional mission focused on these populations, with the potential to develop meritorious training programs in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders. […]

  • Opportunity Number & Title: RFA-HL-22-001 T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Award Amount: not exceed $322,000 per year in direct costs with maximum project period of five years
  • Estimated Total: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. NHLBI intends to commit $8,750,000 in FY 2022 through FY 2028 to fund up to 2 new awards per fiscal year in FY 2022, FY 2023, and FY 2024.
  • Due Date: February 28, 2023

Apply for Funds to Support Research Training Programs

Prepare now to meet the February 28, 2023 application deadline

Training the next generation of researchers is key to our Nation’s future scientific success. To help develop a diverse pool of highly trained scientists, NIH’s National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI) offers academic institutions an opportunity to develop and support pre- and post-doctoral training programs in our mission areas, which include heart, lung, blood, sleep and implementation science. Institutions with

missions to serve diverse populations not well represented in the field of scientific research are encouraged to apply. If awarded a grant under NHLBI’s T32 Training Program for Institutions that Promote Diversity, the institution’s training program director or principal investigator can select the trainees, develop a high-quality training curriculum, establish mentored research experiences, and provide technical and professional skills development. NHLBI funding would support the costs associated with stipends, tuition and fees, and training related expenses. Eligible institutions can apply for up to $322,000 per year for up to five years.

Your institution may be eligible if it has:

· A mission focused on diverse populations typically underrepresented in scientific research fields

· High concentrations of students from disadvantaged backgrounds

· A need to build research programs focused on cardiovascular, lung, blood, or sleep disorders

· Not received more than $1.8 million a year in NHLBI funding for research training (e.g., T, F, K) and education grants (e.g., R25) from the NHLBI in any one of the last five years View RFA-HL-22-001 for details. Contact Karin Lidman if you have questions