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93.140 Intramural Research Training Award
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
42 U.S.C. 281(b)(1)(2); 42 U.S.C. 284(b)(1)(C); 4 U.S.C. 283g(d)(2); 42 U.S.C. 286b-3; 42 U.S.C. 287c-21; 42 U.S.C. 282 (13); as amended; Health Professionals Education Partnerships Act, Title IV-Miscellaneous Provisions, Section 409.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) IRTA Traineeships are established for the principal benefit of the participants and to provide opportunities for developmental training and practical research experience in a variety of disciplines related to biomedical research, medical library research and related fields. The IRTA components are: 1) Postdoctoral IRTA - is designed to provide advance practical research experience to physicians and other doctoral researchers who are at the beginning stages of their professional research careers. 2) Predoctoral IRTA - is designed to provide practical research training and experience to students, by supplementing academic course work and/or encouraging pursuit of professional careers in biomedical research to: a) students enrolled in doctoral degree programs in biomedical sciences; b) students who have been accepted into graduate, doctoral, or medical degree programs and wish an opportunity to delay or interrupt their education for an interim research experience before entering school. 3) Post baccalaureate IRTA - is designed to provide recent college graduates, particularly minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, an opportunity to postpone application to graduate or medical school and to provide a means to introduce individuals early in their careers to the research field, encourage their pursuit of professional careers in biomedical research, and allow additional time to pursue successful application to either graduate or medical school programs. 4) Technical IRTA - is designed to produce a cadre of highly trained research support professionals capable of performing the latest advanced techniques in a laboratory by developing the trainees' skills in the conduct of basic and applied research. 5) Student IRTA - is designed to provide a developmental training experience to promising high school and undergraduate and graduate students who have expressed a strong interest in or are studying disciplines related to biomedical sciences.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Participants in the IRTA Program will be provided access to NIH facilities and equipment and assistance in their training from senior NIH researchers. Trainees may not engage in primary patient care activities, be assigned official supervisory responsibilities, or sign documents on behalf of the Government. Funding support will come from the individual National Research Institutes, Centers and Divisions (ICD) that comprise the National Institutes of Health. All funding is discretionary and subject to the availability of appropriations and apportionment. The IRTA Program does not include financial loans.
Applicant Eligibility: Candidates for IRTA Program must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens. 1) Postdoctoral IRTA participants must possess a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent degree in biomedical, behavioral or related sciences; or certification by a university as meeting all the requirements leading to such a doctorate; and 5 or fewer years of relevant postdoctoral experience and up to 2 additional years of experience not oriented toward research (i.e., clinical training for physicians). 2) Predoctoral IRTA participants must be: a) students enrolled in Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree programs at fully accredited U.S. universities, which frequently involves dissertation research. The research experience is undertaken as an integral part of the student's ongoing academic preparation and is credited toward completion of degree requirements; or b) students who have been accepted into graduate, doctoral, or medical degree programs and who have written permission from their school either to delay entrance for up to 1 year, or to interrupt their current schooling and to return within 1 year to their degree granting programs. 3) Post baccalaureate IRTA participants are individuals who have graduated from a fully accredited college or U.S. university no more than 1 year prior to the activation date of traineeship, and intend to apply to graduate or medical school in biomedical research within the next year. 4) Technical IRTA participants are individuals who have graduated from a fully accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor's or master's degree in any discipline. 5) Student IRTA participants are at least 16 years of age and are enrolled at least half-time in high school or have been accepted for or are enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate in an accredited U.S. college or university and are in good academic standing.
Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Account Identification: 75-0846-0-1-552.
There were 3,511 awards granted in fiscal year 2001. It is estimated that 3,581 awards will be granted in fiscal year 2002 and 3,653 in fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 63.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
No examples are available.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Awardees are not selected on the basis of the cost of the proposed training, but rather on the applicant's qualification, research goals, and relevance to the goals of the institute extending the award.