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Predoctoral F31 Sample Applications

Predoctoral F31 fellowships are designed to enhance research and career development for advanced Ph.D. students who have identified a research sponsor and a dissertation project that includes a novel approach to the problem and has strong training potential. Several investigators have agreed to let us share their successful applications. We are grateful to the fellows, their research sponsors and the institutions listed below who have enabled us to deliver this resource to the training community. For more information on F31 fellowships, see the F31 fellowship page and the FAQs, or contact fellowship coordinator Ms. Peggy Schnoor.

Please Note: The text of the applications is copyrighted. You may use it only for nonprofit educational purposes provided the documents remain unchanged and the investigator and grantee organization are credited. Some parts of the applications are redacted to protect personal and other private information, such as commercial interests and pending publications or funding, as well as the confidentiality of recommendations.

Accessibility: NIGMS is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. Because some of these applications were generated in paper format that was then scanned, persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access all of the contents of each document posted on this page. Users who need assistance with noncompliant files may request help from fellowship coordinator Ms. Peggy Schnoor during regular business hours. She can assist users by reading, describing or summarizing the document content.

PI and Grantee Institution
Christian Anthony Ibarra, University of California, Berkeley
"The regulation of gene imprinting by genome-wide DNA methylation in Arabidopsis"
Research Sponsors: Robert Fischer, Ph.D., and Daniel Zilberman, Ph.D.
Full application
[PDF, 7.29 MB]

Angela C. Olson, University of California, Irvine
"Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of vinyl chromans using palladium (II) catalysts"
Research Sponsor: Larry E. Overman, Ph.D.
Full application
[PDF, 1.38 MB]

Erin Eileen Podlesny, University of Pennsylvania
"Synthesis of bisanthraquinone natural product and BINOL-type chiral ligands"
Research Sponsor: Marisa C. Kozlowski, Ph.D.
Full application
[PDF, 3.5 MB]

Emigdio D. Reyes Rodriguez, New Mexico State University
"Biochemical characteristics of the RecN Protein in DNA repair mechanisms"
Research Sponsors: Shelley L. Lusetti, Ph.D., and Jeffrey B. Arterburn, Ph.D.
Full application
[PDF, 1.71 MB]

This page last reviewed on July 21, 2015