See the Glossary for more terms.
If you have a Ph.D., use the timelines below to find an appropriate award type. For M.D.s, see Support by Career Stage—M.D. Track. For NIAID's information and advice, see Training and Career portal.
Note: All training and career development awards (except K99/R00) require U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
Read the brief descriptions below and click on the Guide notice links for further details.
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F30—NRSA for Individual Predoctoral M.D. and Ph.D. and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows—provides fellowships to predoctoral trainees enrolled in a formally combined M.D. and Ph.D., D.O. and Ph.D., D.D.S. and Ph.D., or Au.D. and Ph.D. program; duration up to 3 years; not renewable.
F31—NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research—provides individual fellowships to predoctoral trainees from underrepresented groups. Duration up to five years, not renewable.
F31 Parent—Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship—provides fellowships to predoctoral trainees; duration up to 5 years, not renewable.
F32—NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship—provides individual fellowships to postdoctoral trainees. Duration up to three years, not renewable.
K01—Research Scientist Development Award—supports clinicians and Ph.D.s exclusively in epidemiology, modeling, and outcomes research. Duration of three to five years, not renewable.
K22—NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)—provides start-up support for postdocs making the transition to assistant professors at an academic institution. Two-year duration, not renewable.
K99/R00—NIH Pathway to Independence Award—NIAID supports salary and research expenses for up to two years in the mentored K99 phase. The R00 phase provides two years of support to continue the research project independently. NIAID makes very few awards, not renewable.
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T32—NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants —funds academic institutions for training predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates in areas within NIAID's scientific mission. Senior investigators who head research or training programs at an institution generally apply for these grants. Five-year duration, renewable.
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research—support scientists who are members of an underrepresented group at the following levels: high school, undergraduate, medical, graduate, postdoctoral, and junior faculty. The principal investigator of a "parent" grant applies.
Last Updated April 21, 2016
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