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Short-Term National Research Service Award (NRSA)

Short-term training grants (T35s) provide institutions with funds to support medical students for 2-3 months while they perform a research project, typically between their first and second years of school.  Students are provided with a stipend and the institution receives a small allowance for supplies.
Institutional short-term training grants provide stipends and training-related expenses for multiple students to pursue research projects under the guidance of experienced investigators.  Selection of students is at the discretion of the PI, or a committee, at the institution.  All the requirements of the NRSA programs apply.

How to Apply

Applications for eight, to a maximum of 32, short-term slots are submitted following the instructions in the current parent T35 funding opportunity announcement (FOA).  Before applying, review the T35 slot locations, read the complete T35 FOA, and then contact the program director to discuss the application.

Deadlines for Application

  • January 25
  • May 25
  • September 25

The T35 at NIDDK

The NIDDK uses the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (Kirschstein-NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35s) to support medical students while they perform a research project, typically between their first and second years of school.

View T35 and other Training and Career Development funding opportunities.


 Quick Facts


Grant Title
T35 Short-Term National Research Service Award (NRSA)

Application Deadlines

  • January 25
  • May 25
  • September 25 

For More Information
​Contact Dr. Art Castle, Director, trans-DK Medical Student Training Programs