Find Funds for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Training Programs

Funding News Edition: April 21, 2021
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Mentors, apply for a grant to support predoctoral and postdoctoral training for research careers in biomedical computing, data science, and other information fields. Consider the recently reissued funding opportunity announcement (FOA) National Library of Medicine (NLM) Institutional Grants for Research Training in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (T15, Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

You may apply to create an entirely new training program or renew your existing NLM training program grant. Plan a program that will prepare graduates to conduct original basic or applied research at the intersection of computer, statistical, and information sciences with one or more biomedical application domains.

NIAID cosponsors the NLM FOA with funds to support a training track on HIV as a component of the larger core curriculum. HIV training should focus on one or more areas of research such as epidemiology, basic science, clinical research, viral phylogenetics, genomics, immunology, and public health. We encourage data simulations, cluster and network analyses, and prediction methodology. 

NLM intends to commit $12 million in fiscal year 2022 to fund up to 16 awards. Check the FOA for full details on award budget information, program requirements, and more. Note that NLM issued a correction to clarify that it will provide training-related expenses at a rate of $8,500 annually for each full-time predoctoral trainee.

Don’t delay—your applications are due May 14, 2021. Submit an optional Letter of Intent as soon as possible.

Direct your questions to the scientific/research contacts in Section VII of the FOA. For NIAID, contact Dr. Rosemary McKaig.

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