The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute released a funding opportunity announcement (RFA-HL-12-017) for a Short-Term Institutional Training Grant (T35) in Pediatric Respiratory, Sleep, Hematology and Transfusion Medicine. The program will provide stipends for 2 to 3 months to 5 to 7 trainees per program to cover living expenses during the research training experience. Housing expenses, travel and training related expenses will also be part of this award. For the duration of the training, the students will be required to devote at least 40 hours per week to the program.

The FOA states that pediatric research specialists are needed to assess the developmental and pathophysiological implications of pediatric sleep problems and develop improved treatment approaches, and it notes that pediatrics is the slowest growing domain of sleep research NIH-wide over the period 1995 to 2004. The application due date is June 14, 2011, by 5 p.m. local time of the applicant organization.