NIH does not encourage such an appointment because of the limited training experiences a new trainee would receive as well as the difficulties it poses to the trainee in fulfilling payback requirements. However, reappointments of current trainees to the full extent of the remaining budget is possible. Some institutes require pre-docs have a higher priority than post-docs if the budget is limited during the no-cost extension phase because post-docs have more flexibility to move elsewhere.

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T32 Training Grant