University of Southern California


RFA-LM-16-001: NLM Institutional Training Grants for Research Training in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (T15)

Slots:                                                   One                 
LOI:                                                   March 18, 2016     
Internal Deadline:                         March 9, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline:                        April 18, 2016, 5pm
Award Information:                       

Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 14-16
Anticipated Amount: $14,000,000 total, to be split between awardees.

Cost Sharing:                                 This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

Submission Process:                    PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:

Who May Serve as PI:                  

Standard NIH eligibility requirements.


The purpose of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Institutional Training Program in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science is to support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training for research careers in biomedical informatics and data science. Applications may be for the creation of entirely new training programs or for the renewal of active NLM T15 training grants. NLM’s training programs help meet the growing need for investigators trained in biomedical computing, data science and related information fields as they directly relate to application domains in health and biomedicine, including health care delivery, basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, public health and similar areas. Trainees will come to these programs with a range of educational and professional backgrounds and receive the training they need to prepare them for research careers in biomedical informatics and data science.

Applicants may propose training programs in one or more of the four basic areas for research training in informatics listed below. Special tracks may be proposed within these areas. The basic informatics training areas are: