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Jointly Sponsored NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN) (T32)

Created: February 1, 2019

FOA#: PAR-17-096

The purpose of the JSPTPN program is to provide strong, broad neuroscience training that will enable students to become successful research scientists at a time when the field is advancing at an astonishing pace. A key component will be a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in experimental design, statistical methodology and quantitative reasoning. The primary objective is to prepare individuals for careers in neuroscience that will have a significant impact on our understanding of nervous system function and the health-related research needs of the nation. The career outcomes include research careers in academia and industry and research-related careers in various sectors, e.g., academic institutions, government agencies, for-profit businesses, and private foundations.

JSPTPN programs are intended to be two years in duration, and students may only be appointed to this training grant during the first 2 years of their graduate research training.

Consultation with the Chair of the JSPTPN steering committee prior to application preparation is encouraged.

LIMIT ON NUMBER OF PROPOSALS PER ORGANIZATION

Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

KEY DATES

Internal Letter of Intent Due: February 5, 2019 (by midnight)
Sponsor Proposal Due: May 25, 2019

SUBMITTING A MANDATORY LETTER OF INTENT

Faculty members interested in applying are required to submit a letter of intent (LOI) by the deadline specified above. If interest exceeds the number of submissions the university is allowed, an internal competition will be held. Typically, all investigators that submit an LOI will be invited to submit an internal proposal. Occasionally, as appropriate, based on the LOI, only selected applicants will be invited to submit an internal proposal.

  1. Click here to access the LOI form.
  2. Name the LOI as follows: “LastName-FirstInitial-NIH-T32-Neuro-2019”, replacing “LastName” with your last name and “First Initial” with your first initial.
  3. Submit your LOI by completing this web form.  Note: Supplemental documents are not accepted.
  4. To receive a confirmation email and copy of your submission, check the box (“Send me a copy of my responses”) and enter your email address.
  5. Click “Submit”.
ASSISTANCE WITH PROPOSAL PREPARATION

The Training Grant Support Office assists faculty in the preparation of institutional training grant applications, including: Data table production involving institution-wide and Training Grant Support Office-tracked data; Proposal development aids; Advice, sharing of best practices, tips and traps; Coordination of special funding/commitment requests made to The Graduate School in support of the training grant;  and Special training grant-related projects.  Please contact Please contact Rebecca Lamarre, Training Grant Support Office Manager, Graduate School Administration (r-lamarre@northwestern.edu).

COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES

The Office of Research Development offers assistance in identifying and facilitating collaborations, putting together interdisciplinary teams, programmatic and administrative development of large, cross-school proposals, and leveraging institutional resources for outreach and education. Contact Nicole Moore (nicole.moore@northwestern.edu), Director, for more information.

CONTACT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Karen Cielo, Senior Associate Director, 847-467-0043, k-cielo@northwestern.edu
Limited Submissions website: ord.northwestern.edu/limited-submissions

Training Grant Director