This section contains instructions and other useful information for preparing Kirschstein NRSA and non-NRSA Fellowship Applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Kirschstein-NRSA Programs: The Kirschstein-NRSA program helps ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the Nation’s biomedical and behavioral research agenda. Kirschstein-NRSA fellowships are awarded as a result of national competition for research training in specified health-related areas. Certain specialized individual fellowships, such as the predoctoral fellowships (F31 and F30), postdoctoral fellowships (F32), senior fellowships (F33), and other institute-specific fellowship programs are provided under this authority.
Become familiar with Activity Code: Applicants should become familiar with the “F” activity code for which support is being requested.
Refer to specific FOA: Before applying for an F award, applicants should carefully review the applicable Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the fellowship of interest, noting especially the eligibility requirements, requirements for a mentor, review criteria, award provisions, and any special application instructions. Each FOA contains more specific information associated with the award mechanism and includes names of individuals who may be contacted prior to submission of an application for additional or clarifying information.
Guidelines for NIH fellowships may be found on the NIH Web Site at https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/fellowships.
The SF 424 (R&R) Form is used in all grant applications. This form collects information including type of submission, applicant information, type of applicant, and proposed project dates.
The Other Project Information Form is used for all grant applications. This form includes questions on the use of human subjects and vertebrate animals, as well as fields to upload an abstract, project narrative, references, equipment lists, and facilities descriptions.
The Project/Performance Site Location(s) Form is used for all grant applications. Indicate the primary site where the work will be performed. If a portion of the project will be performed at any other site(s), identify the site location(s) in the blocks provided.
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The Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form is used for all grant applications, and allows the collection of data for all senior/key persons associated with the project. The information for the PD/PI is pre-populated from the SF424 (R&R) form. See instructions in Section G.200 - SF 424 (R&R) Form if these fields are empty.
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The PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form is used only for Fellowship applications. This form includes fields to upload several attachments including the specific aims, research strategy, and applicant background and goals section.
Students Currently On Individual Extramural Fellowships
Evida Dennis NIH NIDDK F31 NRSA (2016-2020) Alex Bray NIH NHLBI F30 NRSA (2015-2019) Brandon Fox NIH NIDDK F30 NRSA (2015-2019) Jonathan Lockhart NIH NHLBI F31 NRSA (2015-2019) Jeff Singer NIH NIDDK F30 NRSA (2015-2019) David Figge NIH NINDS F31 NRSA (2105-2018) Carson Moseley NIH NIDDK F30 NRSA (2013-2017)
Students Previously On Individual Extramural Fellowships
Brian Warmus NIH NIA F30 NRSA (2013-2016) Travis Hull AHA Predoc Fellowship (2013-2015) Stephanie Brosius NIH NINDS F31 NRSA (2013-2014) Heather Allen NIH NINDS F31 NRSA (2011-2014) Faraz Sultan NIH NIMH F30 (2012-2014) Juan Calix NIH NIAID F31 NRSA (2011-2014) Stacey Watkins NIH NINDS F31 NRSA (2011-2014) Travis Lewis NIH NINDS F30 NRSA (2009-2013) John Hammond NIH NIMH F30 NRSA (2009-2013) Vishnu Cuddapah NIH NINDS F31 NRSA (2011-2013) Kayci Huff NIH NIDDDK F30 NRSA (2010-2012) Nicole Brossier NIH NINDS F30 NRSA (2008-2012) Brian Dizon NIH NIDDK F30 NRSA (2008-2011) Lena Gamble NIH NCI F31 NRSA (2004-2007) James Gladden NIH NHLBI T32 Supplement (until 6/30/2010) Jennifer Guimbellot NIH NIEHS F30 NRSA (2006-2009) Kelly Harms DoD Breast Cancer Predoctoral Fellowship (2005-2007) David Mayhew NIH NIA F30 NRSA (2007-2010) Lisa Nowoslawski NIH NINDS F30 NRSA (2009-2012) Jason Paik DoD Breast Cancer Predoctoral Fellowship (2006-2009) Louise Pyle NIH NHLBI F30 NRSA (2009-2011) Tanya Rege NIH NINDS F30 NRSA (2004-2008) Amish Shah NIH NINDS F30 NRSA (2004-2007) Nathaniel Weathington NIH NIEHS F30 NRSA (2005-2008) Duane Wesemann NIH NINDS F30 NRSA (2003-2005)