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Types of Training Programs

NIDDK offers both individual awards and institutional awards. We also offer awards through our programs to promote diversity. To find out what you are eligible for, visit our Eligibility and Opportunities​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 Individual Awards

 
​​Awards that are for the training or career development of a single applicant.​​

Individual Award

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F30 Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) for M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship
Support for students enrolled in MD/PhD, or equivalent, combined degree programs once they have identified a dissertation project.
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F31 Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Support for students enrolled in a doctoral degree program (usually PhD) once they have identified a mentor and have chosen a dissertation resesarch project.
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F32 Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Supports postdoctoral fellows to pursue mentored research training  prior to applying for a faculty position.​​
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K01 Research Scientist Development Award
​Supports basic scientists (non-clinicians) as they transition to independence and develop their careers with the support of a mentor.
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K08 Clinical Investigator Award
​Supports early clinician scientists who are transitioning to independence in a junior faculty position while pursuing a basic or clinical research project and developing their career.
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K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
Supports early clinician scientists who are transitioning to independence in a junior faculty position and developing their career while pursuing a clinical research project that involves direct patient contact and the support of a mentor(s).
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K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research
Supports established clinician scientists to enable them to pursue their patient-oriented research while mentoring the next generation of patient-oriented researchers. ​
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K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award
Supports highly productive postdoctoral fellows pursuing  mentored research projects while looking for faculty appointments.  ​
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K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
​Supports the initial phase of a Career/Research Transition award program that provides 1-2 years of mentored support for highly motivated, advanced postdoctoral research scientists.
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L30 Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers
NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans if you are actively engaged in clinical research.​
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L40 Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Researchers
NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans if you are actively engaged in research related to a pediatric disease or disease model.​
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R03 Small Research Grant Program
​Supports research projects that can be completed in a 2-yr time frame. NIDDK does not participate in the parent FOA for R03s, but issues FOAs for specific audiences, e.g. NIDDK- supported K01, K08, and K23 awardees. ​​
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R03-Diversity Small Research Grant Program To Promote Diversty
​Supports New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK.
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R25 Education Projects
​Support to develop and/or implement a program as it relates to a category in one or more of the areas of education, information, training, technical assistance, coordination, or evaluation.​
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SC1 Research Enhancement Award
Supports individual investigator-initiated research projects aimed at developing researchers at minority-serving institutions to a stage where they can transition successfully to other extramural support (R01 or equivalent).​
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 Institutional Awards

 
Awards that are under the direction of a senior faculty member who is responsible for selecting trainees or scholars. View our institutional training program locations​.​

Instituitional Award

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K12 Physician Scientist Award
Award to an institution to support several individuals as they transition from fellowship to faculty while pursuing a research project with the help of a mentor(s).  ​
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S06 Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)
​Supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally-based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical, behavioral and health services research.​
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SC2 Pilot Research Project
Supports individual investigator-initiated pilot research projects for faculty at minority-serving institutions to generate preliminary data for a more ambitious research project.​
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T32 Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Award to an institution to support several individuals, selected by the institution, in either short-term, predoctoral, and/or postdoctoral training positions with experienced mentors.
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T32 Diversity NRSA Diversity Supplement Award
Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
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T32 MSRT Medical Student Research Training Supplement
​Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
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T35 Short-Term National Research Service Award (NRSA)
​Provides 2-3 months of support for medical students, selected by the institution, to pursue research training during off-quarters or summer periods.​​
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X01 Resource Access Program
​Invites eligible institutions to seek access to NIH research resources. This includes programs where institutions will request access to submit to the resource. It also includes programs where access to a NIH research resource is needed to conduct research.
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 Diversity Awards

 
Awards to support a diverse scientific workforce.

Diversity Award

Funding MechanismDescriptionMore Information
F31 Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Support for students enrolled in a doctoral degree program (usually PhD) once they have identified a mentor and have chosen a dissertation resesarch project.
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R03-Diversity Small Research Grant Program To Promote Diversty
​Supports New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK.
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T32 Diversity NRSA Diversity Supplement Award
Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
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