- Posted Date: November 13, 2014
- Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): January 18, 2015
- Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
- Application Due Date(s): New Dates - February 19, 2015; September 18, 2015 (resubmissions only); February 18, 2016; September 19, 2016 (resubmissions only); February 18, 2017; September 18, 2017 (resubmissions only), February 20, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
- AIDS Application Due Date(s): Not Applicable
- Scientific Merit Review: New Dates - July 2015; November 2015; July 2016; November 2016; July 2017; November 2017; July 2018
- Advisory Council Review: New Dates - October 2015, January 2016, October 2016, January 2017, October 2017, January 2018; October 2018
- Earliest Start Date: New Dates - December 2015; July 2016, December 2016, July 2017, December 2017, July 2018, December 2018
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to enhance the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum. The NHLBI’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, hematologic, and sleep disorders. The NHLBI’s T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity is designed to expand the capability for biomedical research by providing grant support to institutions that have developed successful programs that promote diversity and serve health disparity populations and that offer doctoral degrees in the health professions or in health-related sciences. These institutions are uniquely positioned to engage minority and other health disparity populations in research, translation, and implementation of research advances that impact health outcomes, as well as provide health care for these populations. The primary goals of the T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity are to: (1) contribute to the expansion of the future pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI, (2) enable trainees to increase their competitiveness for peer-review research funding, (3) strengthen publication records of trainees, and (4) foster institutional environments conducive to professional development in the biomedical sciences.