Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Senior Fellowship (Parent F33)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards senior individual research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. 
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial, but does allow candidates to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) does not allow applicants to propose to lead an independent 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.
    Individual National Research Service Awards (Standard)
  • AIDS Deadlines: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7.

PA-20-247 Expiration Date: September 08, 2025

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Before submitting a fellowship application, the candidate 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 candidate. 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.

An individual may request support for training abroad. In such cases, the applicant is required to provide detailed justification for the foreign training, including the reasons why the facilities, the sponsor, or other aspects of the proposed experience are more appropriate than training in a domestic setting. The justification is evaluated in terms of the scientific advantages of the foreign training as compared to the training available domestically. Foreign training will be considered for funding only when the scientific advantages are clear.

Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.

By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).   

Senior fellows must have a doctoral degree and at least 7 subsequent years of relevant research or professional experience and must have established an independent research career.

    Funding Type

    Fellowship

    Eligibility

    Faculty

    Category

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

    External Deadline

    April 8, 2024