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NIH training grants (F and T series)

Need assistance with NIH training grants?

NIH training grants (F and T series) are intended to provide individual research training opportunities to trainees and early career scientists.

When applying for an F or T series grant, researchers should follow the most current NIH SF424 guidance, as well as any specific instructions in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA).

Also review additional NIH proposal guidance:

Note: The FOA instructions always supersede the SF424 or standard page limitation guidance.

Templates and examples

See below for templates and examples for commonly required sections of training grants. Consult the FOA for specific section requirements that apply to that funding mechanism.
General NIH F and T grant templates

For all NIH F grant proposals:


For all NIH T grant proposals:

NIH F grants Human Participants and Clinical Trials attachments
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program (NIH F30/31, NIH F32, NIH T32)

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. The program has the following Activity Codes:

  • (PA-23-260) F30 is a dual-doctoral degree (MD or equivalent/PhD), individual predoctoral fellowship. Access the F30 toolkit.
  • (PA-23-272) F31 is an individual predoctoral fellowship (PhD-seeking only). It includes a (PA-23-271) F31 mechanism that focuses on diversity. Access the F31 toolkit.
  • (PA-23-262) F32 is an individual postdoc fellowship. Access the F32 toolkit.
  • (PA-23-048) T32 is an institutional training grant to develop and/or enhance predoctoral and postdoctoral research training, including short-term research training. Access the T32 toolkit.

The F30/F31 toolkit can be used for either Parent F30 or F31 applications. There is a separate F32 toolkit for Parent F32 applications. The T32 toolkit can be used to develop institutional training grant applications responding to the Parent T32.

Deadlines: NIH Standard deadlines apply.