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Individual Fellowships

To provide institutional research training opportunities (including international) to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels

International Research Fellowships

Research opportunities for qualified non-immigrant foreign scientists who hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent in one of the biomedical or behavioral sciences. The goal of this program is to support qualified foreign scientists and clinicians, by enhancing their basic, translational or clinical research skills in a research setting in the United States.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral NRSA for MD/PhD and other Dual Degree Fellowships

The purpose of this program 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.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

The purpose of this program is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. The F31 is also used to enhance workforce diversity though a separate program.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows

The purpose of the 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.