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Institutional Training Grants

NIA supports awards to institutions including universities and research institutes to support the development and continuation of research training programs, career development programs, and research education programs. To learn instead about awards for individual emerging researchers, please explore NIA's fellowship and career development awards. A recording of a pre-application webinar on the programs will be available soon

NEW: Expanding Research in AD/ADRD awards

NIA has two new R25 programs supporting research education program in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The postbaccalaureate award supports programs for recent graduates, and the summer research award supports programs for undergraduates, high schoolers, and K-12 STEM teachers. The first due date is May 14, 2023.

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T-Series Training Grants
Number Title Description
T32 Institutional Awards

To enable institutions to give NRSA awards to individuals for predoctoral and postdoctoral research.

T32 Co-funded Training Slots To fill approved unfunded training positions on other NIH-supported institutional research training grants.
AD/ADRD T32 AD/ADRD Institutional Awards

To build a collaborative and creative scientific workforce to bridge the existing expertise gaps in AD drug discovery and preclinical therapy development.

NINDS AD/ADRD T32 NINDS AD/ADRD Institutional Awards

To train neuroscientists who will make a significant contribution to research on AD/ADRD.

Predoctoral T32 in Neuroscience JSPTPN T32

To provide strong, broad neuroscience training that will enable predoctoral students to become successful research scientists.

T35 MARC Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Grants To enable minority institutions to give NRSAs to individuals (see Training Opportunities for Special Populations).
T35 Short-Term Training for Health Professional Students

To provide individuals with research training during off quarters or summer periods

Research Education and Other Institutional Awards




R25 NIA ERA: Expanding Research in AD/ADRD

To expand and diversify the skilled AD/ADRD research workforce by funding postbaccalaureate and summer research education programs.


NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education (ADAR)

To support educational activities that encourage undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in aging research.


AD/ADRD Clinical Trials Short Course

To develop creative and innovative short courses to train the next generation of AD/ADRD clinical trialists in state-of-the-art clinical research skills.


Short Courses on Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences Research on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

To support short courses that advance selected priority topic areas in the behavioral and social science of Alzheimer’s disease and its related dementias.

R25 BRAIN Initiative-Related Research Education: Short Courses

To support courses that will advance the educational goals of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.


Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR)

Support for research programs for clinical residents who will transition to individual career development awards.


Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN)

Supports research training programs in low- and middle-income countries, with a goal of strengthening the non-communicable disease research capacity of international institutions.

S10 Instrumentation Grant Program for Resource-Limited Institutions

Supports the purchase of state-of-the-art scientific instruments to enhance the research and educational missions of resource-limited institutions.

Important Notes:

Note: NIA accepts Institutional Training Grant applications on a single receipt date each year in May. See the NIH Office of Extramural Research Grants and Funding website for current submission dates.

Note: In response to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director's Working Group on the Biomedical Research Workforce, NIH has developed an electronic system, xTRACT, for creating research training data tables and tracking trainee outcomes. Beginning with RPPRs due on or after October 1, 2019 (FY 2020), recipients must create the required training data tables for submission with NIH and AHRQ T15, T32, T90/R90, and TL1 progress reports via the xTRACT system. See NOT-OD-19-108, xTRACT resources, xTRACT tutorial.

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