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Funding News - Applications for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Sought

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invite applications for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Kirschstein-NRSA).*

Kirschstein-NRSAs are for promising individuals with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in their scientific mission areas. These awards will provide predoctoral training support for doctoral candidates who have successfully completed their comprehensive examinations or the equivalent by the time of award and will be performing dissertation research and training.

Applicants should provide evidence of potential for a productive research career based upon the quality of previous research training and academic record. Also, applicants must propose a dissertation research project and training program which falls into a research area within the scientific mission of the NINDS, or one of the other supporting NIH components: NIAAA, NIBIB, NIDCD, NIDA, or NIMH.

For more information, potential applicants should contact the Office of Training and Career Development, Division of Extramural Research, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2154, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-4188; fax: 301-402-4370.

*For a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: