F30 Fellowship


Getting ready to submit your F30?

Follow the F30 checklist along with the SF424 Fellowship application guide. You can find individual funding success rates here

Funding Cycle New 2017

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) require that you submit a complete full draft or final version of the application package with at least a near final draft of the science to OSP at least seven (7) full business days prior to the sponsor’s posted deadline. 

Submit the final version with the final science and any revisions that were recommended during the review at least two (2) full business days before the sponsor’s posted deadline. Make NO changes other than to the science and issues pointed out by OSP.

Note: Not all NIH Institutes and Centers participate in all Parent Announcements. Applicants should carefully note which ICs participate in this announcement and view their respective areas of research interest and requirements at the Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts website. ICs that do not participate in this announcement will not consider applications for funding. Prior consultation with NIH staff is strongly encouraged. 

 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD programs (F30)(PA-18-668)         

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.


Applications submitted for individual predoctoral fellowships (F31-Diversity) to promote diversity in health-related research are required to attach a certification letter (titled Diversity_Eligibility_Ltr) from the institution certifying eligibility of the fellowship applicant for the program. The letter should avoid revealing sensitive personal information, such as the candidate’s specific racial/ethnic background or type of disability. The certification letter must be on institutional letterhead and scanned so that an institutional official signature is visible

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31)(PA-18-666)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (Parent F31) (PA-18-668)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs  (ORIP

Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 

Before Applying:

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 website.


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.

Before Applying:

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 website


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.

- Project/Performance Site Primary Location
- Project/Performance Site Location 1
- Additional Location(s)

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.

- Profile - Project Director/Principal Investigator
- Instructions for a Biographical Sketch
- Profile - Senior/Key Person 1
- Additional Senior/Key Person Profile(s)

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.

- Introduction
1. Introduction to Application (for Resubmission applications)
- Fellowship Applicant Section
2. Applicant's Background and Goals for Fellowship Training
- Research Training Plan Section
3. Specific Aims
4. Research Strategy
5. Respective Contributions
6. Selection of Sponsor and Institution
7. Progress Report Publication List (for Renewal applications)
8. Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Sponsor(s), Collaborator(s), and Consultant(s) Section
9. Sponsor and Co-Sponsor Statements
10. Letters of Support from Collaborators, Contributors, and Consultants
- Institutional Environment and Commitment to Training Section
11. Description of Institutional Environment and Commitment to Training
- Other Research Training Plan Section
- Vertebrate Animals
12. Are vertebrate animals euthanized?
13. Vertebrate Animals
14. Select Agent Research
15. Resource Sharing Plan
16. Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources
- Additional Information Section
17. Human Embryonic Stem Cells
18. Alternate Phone Number
19. Degree Sought During Proposed Award
20. Field of Training for Current Proposal
21. Current or Prior Kirschstein-NRSA Support?
22. Applications for Concurrent Support?
23. Citizenship
24. Change of Sponsoring Institution
- Budget Section
25. Tuition and Fees
26. Present Institutional Base Salary
27. Stipends/Salary During First Year of Proposed Fellowship
- Appendix
28. Appendix