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Training and Career Awards and Fellowships

Questions and Answers

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Where can I find more information about fellowships and training and career awards?

Find information on our Training and Career portal, Advice on Research Training and Career Awards tutorial, and related questions and answers pages:

Is it hard to get a fellowship or career award?

To find success rate data, go to Success Rates on NIH's RePORT.

How do I figure out which training or career award is right for me?

See our Support by Career Stage—Ph.D. Track and Support by Career Stage—M.D. Track.

What programs does NIAID support for minority students and investigators and others with special needs?

See What programs does NIAID support for minority students and investigators and others with special needs? in our Special Populations questions and answers.

Does NIAID offer funding opportunities for medical students who are not in a combined M.D./Ph.D. program?

No. You may want to look for opportunities on NIAID's List of Foundations and Other Funding Sources or contact AITrainingHelpDesk@niaid.nih.gov for additional advice.

Must fellows and trainees pay back the first 12 months of NRSA support?

Predoctoral fellows and trainees do not incur a payback obligation. Postdoctoral fellows and trainees incur a payback obligation for the first 12 months of NRSA support, which may be paid back with an additional 12 months of NRSA post-doctoral support. See Fellowship Grants (F).

Are there citizenship or residency requirements for any of these awards?

Yes. Except for the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00), you must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or have permanent residency status (an Alien Registration Receipt Card, Form I-551) at time of award or appointment. People on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

For more information on the K99/R00, read our Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00) SOP.

Is a trainee a grantee?

No. Training grants are awarded to eligible institutions that pay stipends and benefits to candidates selected for pre- and postdoctoral research training by the training grant program director and a selection committee.

What if my question wasn't answered here, or I'd like to suggest a question?

Try our Training and Career portal, Advice on Research Training and Career Awards tutorial, Quick Facts on Research Training and Career Development Awards tool, and these questions and answers pages:

If you still need help, email deaweb@niaid.nih.gov with the title of this page or its URL and your question or comment. We answer questions by email and post them here. Thanks for helping us clarify and expand our knowledge base.

 

Last Updated February 28, 2013

Last Reviewed February 28, 2013