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NIH Pre/Post-Doctoral Awards

Click here to view an F31 Application Overview for pre-doctoral students.

NIH Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships

Predoctoral fellowship support is available from the National Institutes of Health in the form of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (F31 awards).

Postdoctoral fellowship support is available from the National Institutes of Health in the form of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (F32 awards).

Relevant Predoctoral Announcements:
PAR-11-117: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) F31
PA-11-111: Parent F31, Participating Institutes/Centers: NCI, NIA, NIAAA, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDA, NIMH, NINDS
PA-11-112: Parent F31 for Diversity applicants, Participating Institutes/Centers: NINR, NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NCCAM

Relevant Postdoctoral Announcements:
PA-11-113: Parent F32, Participating Institutes/Centers: NINR, NCI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NCCAM

Deadlines:
Applicants should make a preliminary appointment with a School of Nursing Research Center grant analyst as soon as they plan to submit an application. Since sponsors and referees must submit extensive information in support of the application, the Research Center advises a minimum of two months to plan and design a competitive submission. The complete application package is due to the grant analyst eight business days prior to the published deadlines of April 8, August 8, and December 8.

Instructions:
The application is supervised by student's faculty Sponsor and (if applicable) co-Sponsors.

UCLA's Office of Contract and Grant Administration publishes an FAQ that addresses eligibility criteria and eRA Commons registration.

The NIH publishes the Individual Fellowship Application Guide which provides exhaustive information about the application process and required materials.

The School of Nursing Research Center has excerpted key points from the Application Guide in the fellowship application overview designed for new applicants. Applicants should be careful to review the full Application Guide for instructions regarding exceptional or unique circumstances that may not be addressed in the overview.

Other Predoctoral Fellowships

This list is a non-exhaustive sample of other fellowship opportunities available through professional, private and nonprofit entities.

Dissertation Small Grants: Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS); American Nurses Foundation (ANF); Sigma Theta Tau International; National League of Nursing

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