The training mechanisms supported by NINR are summarized on this page. Click on the link to the announcement for more details. Scroll to the bottom of the page for NIH training resources. For more information on research funding mechanisms offered by NINR, download the NINR Mechanism Table (PDF). This table provides a brief summary of the training mechanisms supported by NINR, as well as other mechanisms supported by the Institute.

A. Fellowships

The National Research Service Awards (NRSA) enable scientists to be trained to conduct independent nursing research and to collaborate in interdisciplinary research through individual and institutional predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships. NINR currently supports F31, F32, F33 and T32 mechanisms of funding for fellowship grants.

National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) enable schools of nursing with research programs to provide full-time predoctoral and postdoctoral research training. The institution selects the trainees to be appointed. NINR has one receipt date per year on May 25.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual NRSA Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) are available to support registered nurses for supervised research training leading to a doctoral degree in areas related to the mission of the NINR. NINR also sponsors Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to promote diversity.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32) provide postdoctoral research training registered nurses to broaden their scientific background and extend their potential for research in specified health-related areas related to the mission of NINR.

Senior NRSA Fellowships (F33) support investigators who hold a doctoral degree and have had at least seven subsequent years of relevant research at the time of the award. The award provides opportunities for experienced scientists to make major changes in the direction of their research careers, to broaden their scientific background, to acquire new research capabilities, and to enlarge their command of an interdisciplinary research field.

B. Career Development Awards

Career Development Awards (K awards) are fully described at the linked NIH site. NINR supports only the K01, K23, K24 and K99 Career Development Awards at this time.

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01) are available to doctorally-prepared scientists who need a mentored research experience with an expert sponsor as a way to gain expertise in an area that is new to the candidate or would demonstrably enhance the candidate's scientific career.

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

Translational Scholar Career Award in Pharmaco-genomics and Personalized Medicine (K23)

Midcareer Investigator Award In Patient-Oriented Research (K24)

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)

C. NIH Loan Repayment Program

Check eligibility for loan repayment for individuals with a doctoral degree.