University of Southern California


PA-18-758: Development of Curricular or Training Activities in Laboratory Safety (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Slots:                                                     1                             

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        N/A                       

External Deadline:                          May 18, 2018 by 5:00 PM local time

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Anticipated Amount: See above.

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:                    Individual(s) must hold an active grant or cooperative agreement, and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment of the active award. Individuals are encouraged to work with their organizations to develop applications for support.
Applicants must have an NIGMS-funded predoctoral T32 training grant that will be active on June 30, 2020. Applicants with pending competing applications for parent grant awards scheduled for the July 2018 start date are not eligible.
For supplements to parent awards that include multiple PDs/PIs, the supplement may be requested by any or all of the PDs/PIs (in accordance with the existing leadership plan) and submitted by the awardee institution of the parent award. Do not use this administrative supplement application to add, delete, or change the PDs/PIs listed on the parent award. Visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for more information.


NIH has provided administrative supplement support for the development of training activities to enhance data reproducibility, to broaden training to reflect the range of career options trainees pursue, and to enhance the development of skills required to be a biomedical scientist; however, there remains a compelling need for enhanced training for predoctoral trainees to develop the knowledge and skills to promote safe research environments.

Each trainee has specific safety considerations depending on the type of research being conducted, the facilities, and the experience of the laboratory personnel. NIGMS encourages applicants to address the specific needs of the trainees in the NIGMS funded training program to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to minimize risks, to promote effective safety practices, and to understand the procedures for handling situations involving exposures to hazards.

NIGMS will accept applications for a one-time administrative supplement to existing NIGMS predoctoral T32 training grants for the development and implementation of curricular or training activities aimed at the development of trainees to enhance laboratory safety.

Awardees will be expected to attend a meeting organized for Program Directors of NIGMS training programs. Grantees are expected to present an overview of the activities they have developed, results of their implementation to date and, if successful, plans for incorporating the activities into the ongoing conduct of the training grant(s).

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.