Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Senior Fellows

The objective of the National Research Service Award (NRSA) F33 program is to provide senior fellowship support to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent research investigators in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs).

Sponsor: NIH


Senior fellowship applicants for the F33 award must include a research training proposal that offers an opportunity for individuals to broaden their scientific background or to extend their potential for research in health-related areas as independent researchers.  These awards will enable individuals with at least seven years of research experience beyond the doctorate, and who have progressed to the stage of independent investigator, to take time from regular professional responsibilities for the purpose of receiving training to increase their scientific capabilities.  In most cases, this award is used to support sabbatical experiences for established independent scientists seeking support for retraining or additional career development.  This program is not designed for postdoctoral level investigators seeking to enhance their research experience prior to independence.

How to Apply