F31 - Individual NRSA for Diverse PhD Students & Diverse MD/PhD Students from MSTP Institutions


F31 - Individual NRSA for Diverse PhD Students & Diverse MD/PhD Students from MSTP Institutions

Fellowship support for the research training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

Program Announcement

Due Dates for New Applications
April 8,  August 8,  December 8

PD/PI Eligibility
U.S. citizens or permanent residents; research doctoral programs; members of underrepresented groups

Institution Eligibility
U.S. domestic institutions; foreign institutions

Additional Information

NINDS provides National Research Service Award (NRSA) training fellowships to outstanding predoctoral candidates from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The intent of this program is to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented populations in biomedical research. Award recipients will receive up to five years of research training leading to a PhD. or equivalent research degree, a combined MD-PhD. degree, or another formally combined professional and research doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences who are within their first 6 years of graduate school. Support is NOT available for individuals enrolled in medical or other professional schools UNLESS they are enrolled in a combined professional doctorate/PhD degree program in biomedical or behavioral research at an MSTP Intitution.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Michelle Jones-London, Chief, Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity (OPEN) for additional information.

Applicants for diversity-related fellowship programs will be expected to attach a Description of Candidate’s Contribution to Program Goals, explaining how the candidate’s participation would further the goals of the program to promote diversity in health-related research (see Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity NOT-OD-20-031).

Relevant Policy Notices
Change to Standard Due Dates for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (F31 - Diversity) (NOT-OD-17-029)