PAR-21-025 Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor Name: 
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Description of the Award: 

Notice of Change to the Number of Applications that Can Be Submitted by Institutions Applying to PAR-21-025. See Notice NOT-GM-21-011.

The goal of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical graduate training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the biomedical research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program is limited to applications from training programs at research-intensive institutions (i.e., those with NIH Research Project Grant funding averaging greater than or equal to $7.5 million in total costs (direct and F&A/indirect) per year over the last three fiscal years).

This FOA does not allow appointed trainees to lead an independent clinical trial but does allow them to obtain research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Feb 26, 2021
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Submit your notification using the button at the right to upload a cover page no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline. The Cover page should include:

Cover Letter (1 page, pdf):

  • Descriptive title of proposed activity
  • PI name, departmental affiliations(s) and contact information
  • Co-PI's names and departmental affiliation(s)
  • Names of other key personnel
  • Participating institution(s)
  • Title of this funding opportunity
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: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 4:00pm