The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awards Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Training Grants to eligible universities and institutions of higher education to support research training opportunities for individuals, selected by the university or institution, who are training for research careers in the environmental health sciences.

The NRSA program supports predoctoral training, postdoctoral training, and short-term research training experiences for medical students. Institutional NRSA training grants are designed to allow the director of the program to select the trainees and to develop a curriculum of study and research experiences necessary to provide high quality research training. The training grant offsets the cost of stipends and tuition support for the appointed trainees. Trainees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency. Individual trainees may receive up to five years of aggregate NRSA support at the predoctoral level and/or three years of support at the postdoctoral level from combined appointments on training grants and individual fellowships. Training grants supported by the NIEHS support the following types of training:

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences also awards NIH Summer Research Experience Program (R25) grants to eligible universities and institutions of higher education to provide research experiences for high school and college students and for science teachers during the summer academic break.

See the map below for locations of the Institutional Research Training Grant Programs

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Program Contact

Carol A. Shreffler, Ph.D.
Carol A. Shreffler, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel 984-287-3322
[email protected]
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-15
Durham, NC 27709