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Individual Awards

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32)

Provides up to 3 years support at postdoctoral level, for expenses for supplies, equipment, travel, tuition and fees.  Stipend based on years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Funding Announcement.

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

Provides up to 5 years of support consisting of two phases: 1-2 years of mentored support for highly promising, postdoctoral research scientists, followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent research position. Applicants must be within 4 years of having earned their doctoral degree. Funding Announcement.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Administrative supplements to help increase the numbers of underrepresented scientists in biomedical and behavioral research. Funding is provided to existing NIH research grants to support underrepresented scientists who want to pursue a career in the biomedical or behavioral research sciences. The program supports individuals at the high school, undergraduate, predoctoral (graduate), postdoctoral, and investigator levels. More information. Funding Announcement.

Institutional Awards

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Institutional Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Traineeships (T32)

NIDA supports predoctoral and postdoctoral students through institutional training sites across the country. Applications for these positions need to go directly to the training sites’ program directors. A list of training sites and brief program descriptions are available here. Funding Announcement.

Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award (K12)

Provides support to an educational institution or professional organization to support career development experiences for clinicians, leading to research independence. Newly trained clinicians are selected and appointed to the program by the grantee institution. Clinical research includes patient-oriented research, behavioral research, epidemiologic research, outcomes/health services research, and research with human tissues and specimens where an investigator directly interacts with human subjects in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Funding Announcement.

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