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NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30) (PA-14-150)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-150.html

Purpose

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individuals’ potential to develop into productive, independent physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.

NLM supports research career development in clinical/public health informatics, bioinformatics, translational informatics and consumer health informatics. We define informatics as the intersection of computer, information, biomedical and behavioral sciences with one or more application domains. Application domains of interest include health care delivery, basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, public health and others. 

This program expires on January 8, 2017.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – April 8, August 8 and December 8 each year.

 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) (PA-14-147)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-147.html

Purpose

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicant’s dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

NLM supports research career development in clinical/public health informatics, bioinformatics, translational informatics and consumer health informatics. We define informatics as the intersection of computer, information, biomedical and behavioral sciences with one or more application domains. Application domains of interest include health care delivery, basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, public health and others.

This program expires on January 8, 2017.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – April 8, August 8 and December 8 each year.

 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (PA-14-148)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-148.html

Purpose

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

NLM supports research career development in clinical/public health informatics, bioinformatics, translational informatics and consumer health informatics. We define informatics as the intersection of computer, information, biomedical and behavioral sciences with one or more application domains. Application domains of interest include health care delivery, basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, public health and others.

This program expires on January 8, 2017.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – April 13, August 13 and December 13 each year.

 

What is NRSA?

The overall goal of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.  In order to accomplish this goal, NRSA training programs are designed to train individuals to conduct research and to prepare for research careers.  More information about NRSA programs may be found at the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) website.
It is expected that the mentored research training experience will provide:

  • A strong foundation in research design, methods, and analytic techniques appropriate to the proposed dissertation research;
  • The enhancement of the applicant's ability to conceptualize and think through research problems with increasing independence;
  • Experience conducting research using appropriate, state-of-the-art methods, as well as presenting and publishing the research findings as first author;
  • The opportunity to interact with members of the scientific community at appropriate scientific meetings and workshops;
  • Skills needed to transition to the next stage of the applicant’s research career; and
  • The opportunity to enhance the applicant’s understanding of the health-related sciences and the relationship of the proposed research to health and disease.

NLM Contacts

Clinical and Public Health Informatics: Dr. Hua-Chuan Sim, simh@mail.nih.gov
Bioinformatics and Translational Informatics: Dr. Jane Ye, yej@mail.nih.gov
Consumer Health Informatics and Information Sciences: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov