(CLOSED) HRSA-21-013 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant

Sponsor Name: 
Description of the Award: 

Program Purpose
The purpose of this grant program is to train and provide support to postdoctoral health care professionals who are planning to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral health research related to primary care.

This NRSA program supports institutional training grants awarded to eligible institutions to develop or enhance postdoctoral research training opportunities for qualified individuals who are planning to pursue careers in primary care research.

Program Goals
The overall goal of this NRSA program is to train highly qualified primary care researchers that includes women and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities), to address the nation's research needs in primary health care. An increased body of primary care research will inform national decisions that can lead to increased access, increased quality of care, and decreased costs.

Program Objectives
The objectives of this NRSA program are

  1. Develop and/or enhance research training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in primary care research.
  2. Disseminate trainee research findings to advance primary care and health equity.
  3. Increase the number of researchers focused on primary care issues that transform health care delivery.

HHS and HRSA Priorities
You are encouraged to select and address one of HHS’s and HRSA’s clinical priorities below.

  • Preventing and reducing maternal mortality
  • Transforming the workforce - targeting the need
  • Ending the crisis of opioid addiction and overdose in America
  • Improving mental health access and care
  • Transforming the health care system through value-based care delivery and quality improvement initiatives
  • Strengthening health care access through telehealth
  • Ending the HIV epidemic

Ceiling Amount
HRSA will consider any application that exceeds the ceiling amount of $500,000 per year non-responsive and will not consider it for funding under this notice.

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Nov 09, 2020
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, submit your NOI at the InfoReady link below and follow the required prompts to give us your contact information. If interest exceeds the sponsor's institutional limit, the Office of the Vice President for Research will hold an internal Limited Submissions competition after the Call of Intent deadline.

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
Penn State OVPR NOI Deadline: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 4:00pm
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
David Rabago (CoM)