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Program Details

Institutional Network Award for Promoting Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Research Training (U2C - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-23-248

Sponsor: NIH
Internal Deadline: 09/20/2023
Institutional Submission Limit: 1
Sponsor Deadline: 11/15/2023
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The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to invite Institutional Network Awards (U2C-TL1) to cultivate a highly integrated cohort of trainees and early career investigators and to develop career development resources to accelerate kidney, urologic, and hematologic research. To maximize integration and promote a true trainee community, Institutions are invited to submit a single, unified U2C-TL1 application to engage, recruit, prepare, and sustain the next generation of scientists able to contribute to advancing research in kidney, urology, and hematology. Applications representing multiple institutions within a single metropolitan area are strongly encouraged (see Section III.3). Successful awardees are expected to relinquish all active T32s supported by the NIDDK, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH) at the time of the U2C-TL1 award.

Successful programs will provide an environment that will optimize the ability of trainees to conduct rigorous, ethical research to generate new knowledge, apply interdisciplinary approaches to research questions, and utilize principles of team-science to further their leadership and problem-solving skills. Programs should also support the development of a peer-to-peer network and provide ample career development resources for the community of K, U, and H trainees within the institution. Trainees who complete training under this program are expected to experience a strong, individually tailored, research foundation that permits them to communicate effectively through scientific presentations, compete for additional research support and be prepared to successfully navigate the next steps in a research or scientific career.  Resources provided through the U2C activities are expected to accelerate the achievement of these milestones and enhance the establishment of a training community at the awardee institutions.

Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, email a two-page project abstract, include at top the project title, PI, and list of key collaborators; and a 2-3 page CV/biosketch for the PI (SCiENcv preferred) by the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

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