Institutional Network Award for KUH Research Training

September 2022 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Tracy Rankin, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Christine Maric-Bilkan, Ph.D.

Executive Summary

The Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematology Research (KUH) at NIDDK has reshaped and refocused its approach to institutional research training. In lieu of KUH participation in the NRSA T32 program, the "Institutional Network Awards for KUH Research Training" program was introduced in 2020 to support pre- and post-doctoral trainees in KUH research. These awards are designed to cultivate a vibrant and dynamic network of people and resources across an entire institution to engage, recruit, prepare and sustain the next generation of KUH researchers. Through this program, each institution may apply for a single award to support at least 5 highly competitive trainee slots across KUH research. In contrast to the traditional T32 awards, Institutional Network Awards also provide direct support for innovative networking, outreach, and career development activities and resources. Approval of this concept renewal will allow KUH to support additional Institutional Network Awards and continue efforts to evaluate the efficacy of this new training approach.