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.
The training mechanisms supported by NINR are summarized on this page. Click on the link to the announcement for more details. Scroll to the bottom of the page for NIH training resources. For more information on research funding mechanisms offered by NINR, download the Grant Programs Supported By NINR (PDF). This listing provides a brief summary of the training mechanisms supported by NINR, as well as other mechanisms supported by the Institute.
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, F33 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.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Senior Fellowships (Parent F33) support investigators who hold a doctoral degree and have had at least seven subsequent years of relevant research at the time of the award. The award provides opportunities for experienced scientists to make major changes in the direction of their research careers, to broaden their scientific background, to acquire new research capabilities, and to enlarge their command of an interdisciplinary research field.
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.
LRP Research Priorities
NINR supports clinical and pediatric LRP applications from health professionals with doctoral degrees. NINR will give highest priority to applications from nurse scientists.