NINDS will provide up to 5 years of F31 Fellowship support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree; the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree; or other combined professional doctorate/research Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. These fellowships are for well-qualified students from minority groups found to be underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences in the United States. Support is NOT available for individuals enrolled in medical or other professional schools UNLESS they are enrolled in a combined professional doctorate/Ph.D. degree program in biomedical or behavioral research. The intent of this minority predoctoral fellowship program is to encourage students from minority groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to seek graduate degrees and thus further the goal of increasing the number of minority scientists who are prepared to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral research. For more details, please contact the NINDS Office of Special Programs in Neuroscience.