Career Guidance for Trainees

Eligibility Requirements

This program does not support biomedical research projects proposed by individual investigators.

The Career Guidance for Trainees (CGT) institutional award provides from $30,000 to $50,000 support over a one-year period for projects that improve trainees’ readiness for stable, fulfilling careers and that have potential for being affordably deployed at a larger scale.

  • Applicants must be in an accredited doctoral degree-granting institution or other professionally-focused non-profit in the United States or Canada. Applicant organizations may submit multiple proposals, but an individual may only serve as a principal investigator on one. 
  • For-profit companies may not submit applications or be supported by the award but may be included in proposed activities.
  • Eligible proposals will include rationale/vision for the project, including who it is intended to impact and how it will change their career readiness. Proposals will also describe, in detail, the project, how it will be delivered to trainees, strategies for evaluating its potential impact, and if successful, how the project could be expanded to reach more trainees.
  • Institutions and organizations that have received an earlier CGT award are eligible to apply again.

Additional questions may be directed to Victoria McGovern, Senior Program Officer at 919-991-5112.