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 scientific health-related research fields relevant to the NICHD mission. NRSA fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
NICHD offers fellowships in areas relevant NICHD's mission, including demography, social sciences, and population dynamics; male and female fertility and infertility; developing and evaluating contraceptive methods; improving the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals for use in pregnant women, infants, and children; HIV infection and transmission, AIDS, and associated infections; pediatric growth and endocrine research; child development and behavior; developmental biology and typical and atypical development; intellectual and developmental disabilities; gynecologic health conditions, including pelvic floor disorders; and childhood injury and critical illness; and rehabilitation medicine.
The research interests of NICHD are described in more detail at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/grants-funding/opportunities-mechanisms/areas-research/Pages/default.aspx.
Before preparing an application, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Dennis A. Twombly, Extramural Training Officer, to discuss the relevance of the proposed research and training to the Institute's research priorities.
Individual Predoctoral Fellowship AwardsIndividual Postdoctoral Fellowship AwardsFellowship Resources
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (F30)
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)
Diversity F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows