The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to enhance the participation of individuals from nationally underrepresented backgrounds in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum by providing support to institutions that
The NHLBI's T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity is a Ruth L.
Kirschstein National Research Service Award Program intended to support training of predoctoral and health professional students and individuals in postdoctoral training institutions with an institutional mission focused on serving health disparity populations not well represented in scientific research, or institutions that have been identified by federal legislation as having an institutional mission focused on these populations, with the potential to develop meritorious training programs in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders.
These institutions are uniquely positioned to engage minority and other health disparity populations in research, translation, and implementation of research advances that impact health outcomes, as well as provide health care for these populations.
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.