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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

Currently Supported Investigators

Search for currently supported investigators using NIH RePORTER
Alert: For due dates on or after January 25, 2025, NIH is revising the fellowship review criteria used to evaluate fellowship applications and modifying the PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form to align with the restructured review criteria. Learn more.