Focus on Reissued Fellowship Funding Opportunity Announcements

Funding News Edition: December 02, 2020
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If you’re a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher, consider individual fellowship opportunities for research training support.

In October 2020, NIH reissued the parent Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). The latest FOAs and associated Fellowship Instructions (PDF) reflect minor Changes to match NIH’s SF 424 Forms Version F.

Learn about NIAID Fellowship Grants (F) and how to apply. NIAID supports the following:

  • NRSA Individual Fellowships for Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training (F30)
    • Search for NIAID F30 Opportunities.
    • To qualify, you must be enrolled in a formally combined M.D. and Ph.D., D.V.M. and Ph.D., D.D.S. and Ph.D., or Au.D. and Ph.D. program, and be supervised by a sponsor for the research doctoral component.
  • NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31)
    • Search for NIAID F31 Opportunities.
    • You must be at the dissertation research stage of training at the time of award and enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree program, a formally combined M.D. and Ph.D. program, or other combined professional and research doctoral program in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences.
  • NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31-Diversity)
  • NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32)
    • Search for NIAID F32 Opportunities.
    • At the time of award, you must have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution. If you request support for training abroad, you must provide a detailed justification of why the foreign facilities, sponsor, or other aspects are more appropriate than training in a domestic setting.

In addition to the qualifications summarized above, you must be a U.S. citizen, noncitizen national, or permanent resident with a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551) at the time of award. Check the FOAs for full details.

Are you considering a fellowship application to NIAID? Direct your questions to our Fellowship Contacts and get their expert advice.

Other NIH institutes and centers support different types of Individual Fellowships.

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