FIGURE 6-1 Training positions at the postdoctoral and predoctoral levels.

SOURCE: National Institute for Nursing Research Budget Office.

TABLE 6-2 Analysis of Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellows with Subsequent Funding

n

%

 

116

17

F31 awardees receiving subsequent K or R series funding (N = 696)

23

38

F32 awardees receiving subsequent R series funding (N = 61)

22

5

Predocs on T32s receiving subsequent K or R series funding (N = 439)

44

18

Postdocs on T32s receiving subsequent K or R series funding (N = 245)

 

SOURCE: NIH IMPACII Database.

forming a scientific community is valuable in terms of mentoring and publications. The individual predoctoral awards (F31) can be used for a variable length of study. The NINR/NIH is encouraged to allocate three to four years per award in order to support full-time, consistent progression for research training.

The lower productivity of trainers and fellows, who have been funded on the institutional NRSAs (T32) and later obtain R01 and K awards, is of concern. The research training offered through T32 mechanisms needs to be strengthened in the following manner:

  • T32 awards should be placed in research-intensive universities with strong interdisciplinary opportunities and

FIGURE 6-2 Publications, T32 versus non-T32.

SOURCE: Outcome analysis by National Institute for Nursing Research at NIH.



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