Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

Individual Fellowships

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA senior individual fellowships is to enable experienced scientists to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators.



Career level


U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with at least 7 years of Post-Doctoral degree research experience.




U.S. domestic institutions, Foreign Institutions.

Relevant Policy Notices

Forms and other Guidelines

Currently Supported Investigators

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Program Data, Outcomes and Evaluations