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NIH-targeted Funding Opportunities Initiative

Selected NIH Training Grant Program
Enhancing Purdue’s NIH Research Portfolio

Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Office of the Provost
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Deadlines: May 5, September 25, January 25
If due date falls on a weekend, the submission will be accepted through 5:00pm of the following workday.

Overview and Purpose

The purpose of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) and Office of the Provost Selected NIH Training Grant Program is to increase the submission and success rates of NIH Training Grant applications with the long term goal of increasing Purdue's NIH funding portfolio. The establishment of a centralized database to support the collection of data required for NIH Training Grant applications will significantly facilitate the generation of training grant proposals. The availability of PRF/SIRG graduate student assistantships to compensate the effort of the PI and provide a matching commitment from Purdue is needed to enable success.


Faculty (tenure-track/tenured and research) on the West Lafayette campus who plan to apply for NIH T32, T34, or T37 Training Awards are eligible to apply to this program. For information regarding eligibility of additional NIH training programs, faculty should contact Perry Kirkham.

Funding Opportunity

A one year PRF/SIRG graduate student assistantship will be available to the PI upon submission of a NIH Training Grant application. An additional PRF/SIRG graduate student assistantship will be committed to the training program through a partnership with the Graduate School if the application is successful.

As part of this initiative a centralized database will be established to coordinate data acquisition and an annual formalized campus-wide process for data deposition will be established. Additionally, the EVPRP will provide a grant writer with experience and knowledge specific to NIH training grants to support the application process.

Application and Submission Process

After submission of a Training Grant proposal to NIH, notify Perry Kirkham of the submission and identify the pre-award specialist.

Post-Award and Reporting Requirements

The Principal Investigator must submit to the Office of the EVPRP ( a copy of the review summary of the application when it is received from the NIH.

Additional Information

Questions may be directed to Perry Kirkham.

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