- NCRR-National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- NIH NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING GRANTS (T32 OLD) - PA NUMBER: PA-02-109
- These grants support training of highly qualified veterinarians for research careers in biomedical areas related to comparative medicine and/or comparative pathology. A requirement of these NCRR-sponsored training programs is that all applicants must have completed their veterinary medical training and at least 1 year of training in a clinical discipline or comparative medicine and/or comparative pathology prior to their acceptance as a research trainee. The institutional training environment must include a high-quality core of academic scientists in the area(s) of comparative medicine and/or comparative pathology. The research accomplished under this training program should result in first-author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and should provide the trainee with the necessary tools to successfully compete for independent grant funding. For additional information, read the NRSA Institutional Research Training Notice. Applications for a T32 award must be submitted on the Public Health Service (PHS) Form 398, which contains special instructions for T32 awards. Receipt dates for new applications are: January 10, May 10, and September 10 of each year. For additional information, refer to the NCRR Division of Comparative Medicine Program Guidelines.
- NCRR TRAINING GRANT FOR VETERINARY STUDENTS IN ANIMAL-ORIENTED, HYPOTHESIS-BASED RESEARCH (T32 NEW) (see NOT-RR-02-010) - PA NUMBER: PA-01-138
- NCRR awards these training grants to eligible research institutions to support individuals pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) for a one-year training opportunity in hypothesis-based laboratory animal medicine, comparative medicine or pathology, or related areas in biomedical research. Applicant institutions must have the staff and facilities required to provide a high-quality training environment in biomedical research for the supervised and mentored training of veterinary students pursuing research careers. Applicant institutions must meet the basic eligibility criteria outlined for T32 applications. NCRR will support a maximum of three trainees for a 12-month duration per budget period. All training activities must be on a full-time basis during the training sequence. Applications must be submitted on the Public Health Service (PHS) Form 398 for receipt dates of January 10, May 10, or September 10 of each year. For additional information, refer to the NCRR Division of Comparative Medicine Program Guidelines.
- PROFESSIONAL STUDENT SHORT-TERM RESEARCH TRAINING GRANTS (T35)
- Definition: NCRR awards these grants to eligible biomedical research institutions to support three months of training for veterinary students in laboratory animal science, laboratory animal medicine, comparative medicine, and comparative pathology. Applications may be submitted for receipt dates of January 10, May 10, or September 10 of each year, and institutions can have only one active T35 award at any time (other NIH ICs and PHS awarding units also sponsor T35 awards). Institutions must have the staff and facilities required for the proposed program. Grantee institutions are expected to seek applications from students for this training by widely advertising these opportunities. The training must be multi-disciplinary in nature and designed to stimulate the studentâ€™s interest in biomedical and behavioral research. Awards may be requested for up to five years and are renewable. The objective is to attract highly-qualified veterinary students for biomedical and biohavioral research careers. Applicant institutions must meet the basic eligibility criteria outlined for T32 applications. Training is not restricted to activities in a single discipline. Placement of students in an institutionâ€™s strongest research and research training programs that may involve basic or clinical research, or a combination of both, is encouraged. Applicants are further expected to employ approaches that will nurture a sense among trainees of belonging to a community of scientists. NCRRâ€™s T35 grants will support a minimum of four, and a maximum of 10, trainees per budget period. All training activities must be on a full-time basis during a training sequence. Applications for a T35 award must be submitted on the Public Health Service (PHS) Form 398. For additional information, refer to the NCRR Division of Comparative Medicine Program Guidelines.
- MENTORED RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K01) - PA NUMBER: PA-00-019
- Definition: The SERCA in Pathology and Comparative Medicine provides five years of support to assist veterinarians motivated toward research careers to develop new skills and knowledge necessary to become independent biomedical investigators in animal-based research. Candidates for the SERCA must have post-graduate experience in animal medicine and plan to direct their careers to biomedical investigations that explore animal models. The SERCA offers in-depth research experiences in a variety of research areas (basic, applied, and clinical) related to a wide range of biological disciplines. The applicant's research should focus on a central area such as animal models, pathology, biotechnology, normative biology, animal disease, or animal welfare. Applications for a K01 award must be submitted on Public Health Service (PHS) Form 398 and include the additional instructions for Research Career Awards. For additional information, refer to the NCRR Division of Comparative Medicine Program Guidelines.
- Five years of support for training in comparative medicine, genetics, immunology, pathology, microbiology, experimental surgery, pharmacology, nutrition and epidemiology, among other research areas.
- Support for salary and benefits is set at a maximum of $75,000/year with a minimum of 75% effort
- Research support provided at $20,000 direct cost/yr
- Examples of research areas include: Construction of transgenic mice exhibiting controlled BDNF expression; Immunology of xenograft rejection in monkeys; Effect of the extracellular matrix protein, thrombospondin-2, on marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (using TSP-2 knock out mice)