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

The primary objective of this funding opportunity is to help ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agendas.

Sponsor: NIH


Fellowship awardees are required to pursue their research training on a full-time basis, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies. A Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA fellowship (F32) may not be used to support studies leading to the MD., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M., or other similar health-professional degrees.  Neither may these awards be used to support the clinical years of residency training. Research clinicians must devote full-time to their proposed research training and confine clinical duties to those activities that are part of the research training program.

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