The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) funds ~20% of all NIH T32 training grants, and accepts applications to enhance graduate research training in 12 program areas of basic biomedical science:

CodeTraining Program Area
1 BBSBehavioral-Biomedical Sciences Interface
2 BSBiostatistics
3 BTBiotechnology
4 CBMCellular, Biochemical, and Molecular Sciences
5 CBIChemistry-Biology Interface
6 CBBComputational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Data Science
7 GENGenetics
8 MBMolecular Biophysics
9 MMMolecular Medicine
10 PSPharmacological Sciences
11 SIBSystems and Integrative Biology
12 TBBTransdisciplinary Basic Biomedical Sciences

Beginning in January 2019, NIGMS modified its policies such that an institution may not have duplicate or highly overlapping applications in the same training area under review at the same time. Additionally, NIGMS will support only one training program in a given training area per institution. Applicants for training grant support are instructed to identify the training area to which they are applying from the list above by entering a code and abbreviation (e.g., 1 BBS) in the Agency Routing Identifier field at the time of submission.

In keeping with this new policy, the Research Development Office (RDO) in NC State’s Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) will manage all NIGMS graduate training grant opportunities as Limited Submission Programs. Consequently, faculty and staff interested in submitting an NIGMS graduate training grant must notify RDO of their intent to apply by submitting a notification of interest via InfoReady Review by 5:00 pm on the deadline dates below. This requirement also applies to PIs of funded programs that are applying for renewal. An internal competition will result should more than one notification of interest be received per training area for a given NIH review cycle.

Deadline for Letter of Intent to RDODeadline for Submission of T32 to NIH
September 25thJanuary 25th
January 25thMay 25th
May 25thSeptember 25th

Currently funded T32 grants

NC State has two current NIGMS-funded graduate training grants. As long as these training grants are supported by NIGMS, new training grant applications cannot be submitted to the two broad areas of basic biomedical science in which they are categorized:

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