Individual Research Fellowships (F)

NIH supports training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program. These fellowships provide a stipend for salary support and a small institutional allowance to partially offset the costs of research, tuition, and health insurance.

The goal of these programs is to support promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in priority scientific, health-related research fields relevant to the NICHD mission. NRSA fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Please Note: NICHD does not participate in the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Senior Fellowship (F33) program for post-doctoral research training.

Before preparing an application, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Office of Extramural Policy, to discuss the relevance of the proposed research and training to NICHD's research priorities.

Fellowship Resources