F32 BRAIN Postdoctoral NRSA Fellowship

Fellowship designed to enhance the research training of early postdoctoral trainees who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative

Program Announcement

Due Dates for all Applications
August 9, 2023, April 9, 2024, December 10, 2024, and August 11, 2025

Applications are encouraged from individuals who expect to complete their terminal doctoral degree requirements within 12 months of the application due date. On the application due date, candidates may not have completed more than 12 months of postdoctoral training, as measured from the completion of all doctoral degree requirements. Applications are open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents; members of underrepresented groups.

Extension of eligibility
Parental leave or other well-justified leave for personal or family situations of generally less than 12 months duration (e.g., family care responsibilities, disability or illness, active military duty) is not included in the 12-month postdoctoral eligibility limit. Part-time postdoctoral research, related to personal or family situations, will be pro-rated accordingly. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult NIH scientific/research staff if they have any questions regarding their eligibility.

Research Topic
This NOFO solicits applications from early-stage postdoctorates to acquire mentored research training using cutting-edge tools, theories and/or approaches in one of the seven, high-priority areas of the BRAIN Initiative, including neuroethics. To be considered responsive to this NOFO, the proposed research training plan must be relevant to the scientific goals of the BRAIN 2025 Report, as described in the required Other Attachment for this application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with NIH scientific/research staff when planning an application. Early contact provides an opportunity for NIH scientific/research staff to provide guidance on program scope and appropriateness of the proposed research and training for potential funding in response to this NOFO.



Ashlee Van't Veer, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)



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