Since the April 8, 2014 competition, virtually all NIH institutes and centers have been offering predoctoral (F30/F31) NRSA fellowships to students. This was made possible through the efforts of the advisory Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group and the NIH Director. Before this, only about half of all NIH institutes would fund these types of fellowships.
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Because of the new offerings, applicants are now required to give further details about their graduate programs, including the average time to a degree and also professional development activities they plan on pursuing during NRSA funding.
Individual institute and center information and guidelines may differ slightly from one another and can be found in the following tables at:
- Parent F31 for predoctoral fellowships
- Parent F30 for MD/PhD or other dual degree programs
- F31 for Promote Diversity predoctoral fellowships
Types of Predoctoral NRSAs
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30).
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31).
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity).