Funding Resources for Fellows and Students

1.  NRSA Individual PreDoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
PA-14-147
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-147.html
For dissertation-stage training, must be at dissertation stage at time of award
Length of support: typically 2-3 years, can be up to 5 years
These go through scientific merit review, so fairly long review period
NIH deadlines and Earliest start dates:

  • April 8th deadline: September or December of same year
  • August 8th deadline:  April of following year
  • December 8th deadline: July of following year

All NIH centers support these, but have varying requirements and priorities so need to look at institute-specific requirements:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_F31.html
 
2. National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Pre-doctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Diversity F31)
Diversity Fellowships for pre-doctoral students from URM backgrounds
PA-14-148
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-148.html
For dissertation-stage training, must be at dissertation stage at time of award
Length of support:  up to 5 years
These also go through scientific merit review, so fairly long review period
NIH deadlines and Earliest start dates:

  • April 13th deadline: September or December of same year
  • August 13th deadline:  April of following year
  • December 13th deadline: July of following year

All NIH centers support these, but have varying requirements and priorities so need to look at institute-specific requirements:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_F31_diversity.html
F31s are subject to NRSA stipend limitations set by NIH:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html
Right now pre-doctoral stipend is at $22,032/year
 
3.  NRSA for individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32)
 
PA-14-149
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-149.html
For post-doctoral training with an established investigator
Length of support: up to 3 years
NIH deadlines and Earliest start dates:

  • April 8th deadline: September or December of same year
  • August 8th deadline:  April of following year
  • December 8th deadline: July of following year

Many NIH centers support these, but have varying requirements and priorities so need to look at institute-specific requirements:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_F32.html
F32 is also subject to NRSA stipend limitations set by NIH:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html
immediate postdoctoral stipend is now at $39,264, and goes up each year
 
4. Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)
PA-15-322
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-322.html
Many/most NIH research grants and many NIH Institutes (and the CDC) support administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce. These are administrative supplements to the investigator’s main research grant award for GA support. Need to look specifically at the research grant activity code (like R01, R21, etc), and determine eligibility and the interest of the particular funding Institute.
Due dates (and thus start dates) vary by funding Institute:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/PA-15-322_contacts.html
One advantage – these do not go through scientific merit review, so are often a quicker turnaround. For example, NIDDK holds 9 reviews a year (every month except Aug, Sept, Dec), and reviews all supplement requests submitted by the first of each of these months. NIDDK funding decisions are made three times/year (Feb, May, Aug). So an application submitted by January 1st could be funded as early as end of February.
Grants are made to the institution, with PI on main research grant as applicant.
Allowable costs include predoctoral GA salary, and supplies/travel to enable student to participate as a graduate research assistant in a funded research project.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 10:15am