Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Pre-doctoral Fellows

The purpose of this award 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

Description
The objective of the Kirschstein-NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) is to help ensure that 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 agenda.
Eligibility

Applicants must identify a primary sponsor and are encouraged to include additional co-sponsors when appropriate.  The applicant, together with his/her sponsor(s) and institution, are jointly responsible for planning, directing, and executing the proposed project.

Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.  Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States, i.e. American Samoa and Swains Island.  Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Individuals may apply for the F31 in advance of admission to the United States as a Permanent Resident recognizing that no award will be made until legal verification of Permanent Resident status is provided.  See Section III for definitions associated with specific eligibility requirements. 

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and must be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree program, a formally combined M.D./Ph.D. program, or another combined professional doctoral/research Ph.D. graduate program in the biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences.  Applicants must be at the dissertation research stage of their doctoral training.  Applicants must also show evidence of both high academic performance in the sciences and substantial interest in areas of high priority to the participating Institutes.  See Section III for definitions associated with specific eligibility requirements.  Students seeking support for pursuit of a combined degree program may also be eligible to apply for the Kirschstein-NRSA for Individual Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. Fellows (F30) (PA-05-151).

Individuals from diverse racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds may submit an application either in response to the current announcement or to the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-06-481) for support of predoctoral research training.

How to Apply

Application instructions are available in an interactive format.

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