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Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.840
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 14, 2026

Scientific/research contact:
Wayne Wang, PhD

Peer review contact:

Financial and grants management contact:
Jasmine Johnson

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This opportunity offers funding to support training of predoctoral, health professional students, and individuals in postdoctoral training at institutions with a documented historical institutional mission focused on educating underrepresented students and/or institutions that provide clinical services to populations that experience health disparities, with the potential to develop meritorious training programs in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders.

Program objectives:

  • Enhance training opportunities at institutions with a documented historical institutional mission of educating underrepresented students in research areas of interest and/or institutions that provide clinical services to populations that experience health disparities
  • Increase trainee competitiveness for peer review research funding
  • Strengthen trainee publication records
  • Foster institutional environments conducive to professional development in the biomedical sciences

Underrepresented individuals and groups include:

  • Racial and ethnic groups including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Disadvantaged backgrounds:
    • Were or currently are unhoused
    • Were or currently are in the foster care system
    • Were eligible for the federal free and reduced lunch program for 2 or more years
    • Have/had no parents or legal guardians who completed a bachelor's degree
    • Were or currently are eligible for federal Pell Grants
    • Received support from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) as a parent or child
    • Grew up in a U.S. rural area, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer or a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-designated Low-Income and Health Professional Shortage Areas
    • Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Women from the above backgrounds

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have a documented historical institutional mission focused on educating underrepresented students and/or provide clinical services to populations that experience health disparities
  • Serve high concentrations of students from disadvantaged backgrounds as defined by 20% or more of enrolled undergraduate students being supported by Pell grants
  • Have a demonstrated need for research capacity development in cardiovascular disease (including associated conditions), lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders
  • Have an established research program in the area(s) proposed under this opportunity and must have the requisite faculty, staff, potential trainees and facilities on site to conduct the proposed institutional program

Eligible applicants:

  • Higher Education Institutions:
    • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
    • Private Institutions of Higher Education
    • Hispanic-serving Institutions
    • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
    • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
    • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
    • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Nonprofit organizations with and without 501(c)(3) IRS Status
  • Governments:
    • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
    • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
    • U.S. Territories or Possessions
    • Federal Governments
  • Other:
    • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
    • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The project period is 5 years.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to 30 days before submission.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Hispanic or Latino · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Women

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