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Ruth Kirschstein Grants and Funding NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowships
NIGMS provides predoctoral fellowships to eligible individuals who seek advanced predoctoral research training in basic biomedical sciences through the National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships for Students at Institutions without NIH-Funded
Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (F30) and the NRSA Individual
Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31).
The following guidance is offered to prospective applicants for NRSA programs (F30 and Diversity F31) supported by NIGMS. NIGMS is most enthusiastic about applications that are aligned with NIGM’s scientific priorities as outlined in our
Strategic Plan [PDF] and that are consistent with the following practices.
We encourage applicants to:
NOTE: NIGMS does not support the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31).
Applicants should keep the following eligibility information in mind:
Applications are evaluated for scientific and technical merit by scientific peer review at fellowship study sections organized by the NIH
Center for Scientific Review. Applications for each fellowship program announcement are reviewed as groups, and percentiled within each group. Following review, applicants can retrieve the critique (summary statement) of their proposal and priority score from the
The following factors are considered in making funding decisions:
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