Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions with NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support students at institutions with NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs. The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g., DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), and who intend careers as physician/clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent physician/clinician-scientist.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow applicants to propose to lead an independent clinical trial, clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial, but does allow applicants to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

Deadlines:

  • F Series Fellowship Deadlines: Apr. 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8.
  • AIDS Deadlines: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7.

PA-19-191 Expiration Date: January 8, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

 Eligibility is limited to institutions with NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs. These include institutions with NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Programs (MSTP), or Dental Scientist Training Programs (DSTP), or similar predoctoral dual-degree training programs. This eligibility criterion applies to institutions with currently active institutional training programs supporting the same dual degree, at the time the F30 fellowship application is submitted for review.

Before submitting a fellowship application, the applicant must identify a sponsoring institution. The sponsoring institution must have staff and facilities available on site to provide a suitable environment for performing high-quality research training. The training should occur in an environment that has appropriate human and technical resources and is demonstrably committed to training in the field(s) proposed by the applicant. The sponsoring institution may be private (profit or nonprofit) or public, including the NIH Intramural Programs and other Federal laboratories. All institutions with the appropriate resources and commitment are encouraged to apply.

A Kirschstein-NRSA F30 award does not support studies leading to the MD, DO, DDS, AuD or similar professional degrees, or studies that are part of residency training leading to a medical specialty. The F30 program is specifically designed to support combined, dual-degree training leading to award of both a health professional doctoral degree (e.g., MD, DO, DDS, AuD, DVM, PharmD) and a research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH) from an accredited program.

The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree, show evidence of high academic performance in the sciences, and commitment to a career as an independent physician-scientist or other clinician-scientist.

For all MD/PhD and DO/PhD degree candidates: To be eligible, an applicant 1) must have matriculated into a dual-degree program no more than 48 months prior to the due date of the initial (-01) application; and 2) must have identified a dissertation research project and sponsor(s).  Exceptions to the first eligibility criterion will be considered when the applicant has taken an official leave of absence from the dual-degree program.  In addition, over the total duration of F30 support, at least 50% of the award period must be devoted to full-time graduate research training leading to the doctoral research degree.

Because dentist-scientist, audiologist-scientist, and veterinarian-scientist dual-degree programs are highly variable in their phasing and integration, the eligibility parameters for these dual-degree candidates are different, as follows:

For all DDS/DMD-PhD, AuD-PhD, DVM-PhD, and VMD-PhD degree candidates: To be eligible, an applicant 1) must have matriculated into a dual-degree program; and 2) must have identified a dissertation research project and sponsor(s).  In addition, over the total duration of F30 support, at least 50% of the award period must be devoted to full-time graduate research training leading to the doctoral research degree.

      Funding Type

      Award

      Eligibility

      Grad/Prof Students

      Category

      Environmental & Life Sciences
      Medical
      Medical - Basic Science
      Medical - Clinical Science
      Medical - Translational
      Social Sciences

      External Deadline

      April 8, 2020