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Updates & Announcements

NIH Updates & Announcements

The page will be updated 3 times a year (March, July and September). 

March 15, 2021 - Announcement of Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows

NIH recognizes that the high cost of childcare impacts graduate students and post-doctorates funded through NRSA fellowships, and their ability to successfully complete their training and fully participate in the extramural research workforce. Therefore, as part of our ongoing efforts to support family friendly work environments for the NIH-supported workforce, NIH will begin providing childcare support to recipients of NRSA fellowships, on or after April 8, 2021.

In Phase 2 of this initiative, a similar cost will be provided for NRSA-supported trainees (anticipated early FY 2022). For Phase 2 of this initiative, additional information and implementation guidance will be issued.

September 30, 2019 - Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to NIH-funded T32 and TL1 Training Grants to Better Integrate Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) with other Health-Related Sciences

OBSSR is interested in supporting the integration of health-related behavioral and social sciences (BSS) with other biomedical methodological and scientific disciplines (e.g., genetics, immunology, metabolomics, molecular biology, microbiome, biochemistry, or physiological sciences). The goal is to train a research workforce that has the content expertise and skills to meaningful address gaps in scientific advancement that are not well served by a more siloed approach to research. 

September 3, 2019 - Reminder: xTRACT Use Required in FY 2020

Beginning with RPPRs due on or after October 1, 2019 (FY 2020), recipients must use the xTRACT system to create the required training tables for submission with NIH and AHRQ T15, T32, T90/R90, and TL1 progress reports.

July 10, 2019 - Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020

By way of this notice, NIH, AHRQ, and CDC announce that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ORCID iDs (open researcher and contributor identifiers) beginning in FY 2020. 

May 13, 2019 - The Do’s & Don’ts of Hyperlinks in Grant Applications

  • Do include hyperlinks when explicitly requested in application guide, funding opportunity, or NIH Guide notice instructions
  • Do use hyperlinks in relevant citations and publications included in biosketches and publication list attachments
  • Don’t use hyperlinks anywhere else in your application

Contact Us

The Biomedical Training Programs team provides support for the health sciences training infrastructure at the U. Our team works closely with offices across campus to coordinate and support activities related to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees. We provide pre and post-award support for the 20+ institutional training grants on campus and stay current on national trends and evolving grant requirements to ensure compliance and enhance programs. Contact us with your questions about training programs and pre and post award support.

Sean Flynn, PhD
Associate Director, Training Programs
SarahMay Case
Academic Programs Manager (Post-Award Support)
Jess Kieper, CRA
Research Manager, Institutional Training Programs
Jeanette Ducut-Sigala, PhD
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Health Sciences Training Programs