Grants and Funding
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity
in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (PA-11-112)
Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Interests/Instructions
Release Date: February 10, 2011
Expiration Date: May 8, 2014


- NIH Institute or Center
- Scientific/Research Contact
- Financial or Grants Management Contact

Institute or Center Specific Information

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific/Research Contact:
H. Nelson Aguila, D.V.M.
Diversity Training Branch, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 602
Bethesda, MD 20892-8350
Rockville MD 20852 (Express Mail)
Telephone: 301-496-7344
Email: Aguilah@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Rosemary Ward
Office of Grants Administration
National Cancer Institute
6120 Exec. Blvd.
EPS Rm. 243, MSC 7150
Bethesda, MD 20892-7150
Telephone: 301-496-3182
Fax: 301-496-8601
Email: wardros@mail.nih.gov

NCI Specific Information:

The NCI provides support for research training leading to the Ph. D. or equivalent research degree; the combined M.D./ Ph.D. degree; or other combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the areas of basic cancer research, population-based cancer research, or cancer prevention.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.
NEI Training Director
5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300
Rockville, MD 20892-9300
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
William Darby
Grants Management Officer
5635 Fishers Lane
Suite 1300
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9300
Phone: 301-451-2020
Email: darbyw@nei.nih.gov

NEI Specific Information:

None.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Xenia J. Tigno, PhD
Program Director
Lung Biology and Disease Program
Division of Lung Diseases
(responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
Two Rockledge Center, Room 10183
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7952
Bethesda, MD 20982-7952
Telephone: 301-435-0202
Email: tignoxt@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Beckie Chamberlin
NRSA Team Leader
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room  7154
Bethesda, MD  20892-7926
Phone: (301) 435-0183
Email: chamberr@nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

NHLBI requires a Data and Safety Monitoring Plan for human subjects research with more than minimal risk.

The NHLBI supports training programs to prepare individuals to become productive researchers in the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood; and in the uses of blood and blood resources.

National Human Genome Research Institute

Scientific/Research Contact:
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Program Director/Associate Director
Division of Extramural Programs
Suite 4076 MSC 9305
5635 Fishers Lane
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-9305
TEL: 301-496-7531
Email: bettie_graham@nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Cheryl Chick
Grants Management Officer
Division of Extramural Research
5635 Fishers Lane, Ste. 3058, MSC 9307
Bethesda, MD 20892-9305 (U.S Postal Service Express or regular mail)
Rockville, MD 20852 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service
Telephone: (301) 435-7858
Email: ChickC@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

The National Human Genome Research Institute is especially interested in supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds to become independent researchers who will become the next generation of biomedical researchers. The Institute’s “A Vision for the Future of Genomics Research” can be found at: http://www.genome.gov/11007524. NHGRI staff encourage prospective applicants to contact them to discuss potential research training projects.

National Institute on Aging  

Scientific/Research Contact:
Michael-David ARR Kerns, MBA, MS, PhD
NIA, Office of Extramural Activities
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2C-218
Bethesda, MD 20852
Tel.: 301-496-9322
Email: kernsmd@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2N-212
Bethesda, MD. 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1472
Email: lafferT@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

None.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  

Scientific/Research Contact:
Judith A. Arroyo, Ph.D.
Minority Health/Health Disparities Coordinator
Office of the Director
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 2011
Bethesda, MD 20892 -9304
(for Fed Ex use Rockville, MD 20852-9304)
Telephone: (301) 402-0717
Email: jarroyo@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Grants Management Branch
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3021
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Telephone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowships and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified investigators in alcohol-related research. Through the F31 program, NIAAA seeks to increase the diversity of new scientists conducting research in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate institute staff prior to preparing an application.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  

Scientific/Research Contact:
Diane Adger-Johnson
6700-B Rockledge Drive Room 2150
Bethesda, MD 20892-7610
FedEx zip code 20817
Telephone: 301-402-8969

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Tina M. Carlisle
Lead Grants Management Specialist
6700 B Rockledge Drive, Room 2121, MSC 7614
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7614
Telephone: 301-402-6579
E-mail: tc48k@nih.gov

NIAID Specific Information:

None.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Scientific/Research Contact:

Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Program Director
Muscle Development and Physiology Program
1 Democracy Plaza, Suite 862
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-594-2463
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Katie Joffee
Grants Management Specialist
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd, Suite 800
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4872
ph  (301) 594-5891
fax (301) 480-5450
Email: joffeek@mail.nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

None.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Scientific/Research Contact:
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Interdisciplinary Training
Democracy II, Suite 200
6707 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-5477
Telephone: (301) 451-4797
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska
Grants Management Specialist
Grants Management Branch
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 900, MSC 5469
Bethesda, MD 20892-5469
Telephone: (301) 496-9314
Email: ft7p@nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

Please see http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/predoctoral/ruth-l-kirschstein-national-research-service-awards-individual for specific NIBIB requirements.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Extramural Policy
Extramural Training Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2C01
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7510
(for express/courier use, use Rockville, MD 20852)
Telephone:  301-451-3371
FAX:  301-480-2400
Email:  dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Bryan S. Clark, MBA 
Chief Grants Management Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Blvd., Room 8A01A, MSC 7510
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-7510
(for express/courier use, use Rockville, MD 20852)
Telephone: (301) 435-6975
FAX: (301) 402-0915
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

  • NICHD offers fellowships and career development awards in research areas relevant to the institute’s scientific objectives.  The general mission of NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives.  In pursuit of these goals, NICHD supports a broad spectrum of research on normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, and childhood development through adolescence.  The mission areas also include research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation medicine.  More detailed information can be found at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/org/supported_by.cfm

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders  

Scientific/Research Contact:
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Research Training Officer 
Division of Scientific Programs
National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
Executive Plaza South, Rm. 400D
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC-7180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180
Tel: 301-496-1804
Fax: 301-402-6251
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400B
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC-7180
Bethesda , MD 20892-7180
Telephone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

NIDCD Specific Information:

Applicants for this fellowship program whose applications address the NIDCD scientific mission should note that initial peer review of their applications is conducted within the NIH Center for Scientific Review, not the NIDCD Scientific Review Branch.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Institute's Scientific/Research Contact in the early stages of formulating an application to ensure that the proposed research is within NIDCD's scientific purview. In addition, please consult NIDCD's Fellowship Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) at http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/funding/types/pages/fellowship_faqs.aspx

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Scientific/Research Contact:
Leslie A. Frieden, PhD
Extramural Training Officer
Research Training and Career Development Branch
6701 Democracy, Room 688
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-4263
Email: friedenla@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Mary Daley
Chief Grants Management Officer
45 Center Drive MSC 6402
Bldg. 45, Rm. 4AN44B
Bethesda , MD 20892-6402
Phone: 301-594-4808
Email: md74u@nih.gov

NIDCR Specific Information:

The NIDCR welcomes applications from pre-doctoral students seeking to conduct research in social, behavioral, biomedical, and biological science fields relevant to the NIDCR Strategic Plan

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Scientific/Research Contact:
Kevin McBryde, MD
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 906B
Bethesda MD 20892-5454
Telephone: 301-594-9652
Email: Kevin.mcbryde@nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Aricia Ajose
Grants Management Office
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 725
Bethesda, MD 20892-5456
Telephone: (301) 301-594-9023
Email: ajosea@niddk.nih.gov

NIDDK Specific Information:

The NIDDK supports research in the areas of diabetes, metabolic diseases, endocrinology, gastrointestinal disorders, liver diseases, obesity, nutrition, urologic disorders, kidney diseases, and hematological disorders. We accept F31 applications in areas of science that support these research areas.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications
6001 Executive Blvd., Suite 5232,
MSC 9591
Bethesda, MD 20892-9591
Telephone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Yinka Abu
Grants Management Officer
Grants Management Branch
6101 Executive Blvd, Suite 270, MSC 8403
Bethesda, MD 20892-8403
FEDEX: Rockville, MD 20852-8403
Telephone: (301) 490-3203
Email: abuy@nida.nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

NIDA supports the training of predoctoral fellows conducting drug abuse and addiction research. Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to contact a NIDA Program Official in their area of interest, prior to preparing an application. For a list of NIDA training contacts, please see http://www.drugabuse.gov/ResearchTraining/Contacts.html. For additional guidance on applying for this predoctoral fellowship, visit http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchTraining/Predocfaqs.html.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Michael C. Humble
Program Administrator
Cellular, Organ and Systems Pathobiology Branch
P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-15
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: (919) 316-4621
Email: humble@niehs.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Mrs. Lisa Edwards
Grants Management Specialist
Grants Management Branch
P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-11
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: (919) 541-0751
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

Training opportunities supported under this announcement by the NIEHS are expected to focus on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to the mission of the NIEHS, which is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding how environmental factors, individual susceptibility and age interrelate in the disease process.

Fellowship proposals should examine/address how an environmentally relevant toxicant or exposure is, or might be, involved in a human health endpoint such as a specific human disease, dysfunction, pathophysiologic condition, or relevant disease process. Examples of environmentally relevant toxicants include industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, and fungal/bacterial or biologically derived toxins. Agents considered non-responsive to this announcement include, but are not limited to: alcohol, drugs of abuse, pharmaceuticals, chemotherapeutic agents, radiation which is not a result of an ambient environmental exposure, and infectious or parasitic agents, except when agents are disease co-factors to an environmental toxicant exposure to produce the biological effect.

Fellowship proposals may include research in the Environmental Public Health field in which communities which are exposed to environmental exposures or have concerns about environmentally related diseases are actively engaged in all stages of research, dissemination and evaluation. Examples of proposals in the Environmental Public Health field include investigating the health effects / impacts of environmental exposures that disproportionately burden low income or minority communities, investigating emerging environmental threats to communities, investigating exposure-related diseases that are of great concern to a community, and research and evaluation methodology to improve the theories and implementation strategies for working with communities to address their environmental health concerns. Fellows would learn how to conduct research using community based participatory methods, create outreach and education programs and translate research finding to a vast array of stakeholders.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Scientific/Research Contact:
Adolphus Toliver, Ph.D.
Chief, MARC Branch
Division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE)
Building 45, Room 2AS.37
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
Telephone: (301) 594-3900
Email: tolivera@nigms.nih.gov

Shawn Drew, Ph.D.
Program Director, MARC Branch
Division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE)
Building 45, Room 2AS.25S
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
Telephone: (301) 594-3900
Email: drewl@nigms.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Lori Burge
45 Center Drive, Room 2AN.50A MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
Telephone: (301) 451-3781
Email: burgel@nigms.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

None.

National Institute of Mental Health

Scientific/Research Contact:
Lauren D. Hill, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 7155, MSC 9629
Bethesda, MD 20892-9629
Phone: (301) 443-2638
Email: hillla@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Rebecca Claycamp, MS, CRA
Chief, Grants Management Officer
6001 Executive Blvd, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD  20892-9605
Phone: (301) 443-2811
Email: rclaycam@mail.nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH supports a broad spectrum of basic and translational research, including basic neuroscience and behavioral science, human genetics, adult and developmental translational research, services and intervention research, and AIDS-related research (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/nimh-extramural-research-programs.shtml). We encourage multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research training pertinent to the NIMH mission and our Strategic Plan (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml).
See http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/nimh-nrsa-practices-and-guidance.shtml for guidance about NIMH-specific practices for individual fellowship applications and awards. 

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute program staff (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/contacts-for-research-training-and-career-development-programs.shtml) before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities and for guidance on the proposed research and training plans.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Scientific/Research Contact:
Michelle D. Jones-London, Ph.D.
Office of Minority Health and Research
6001 Executive Blvd , NSC, Suite 2149
Bethesda, MD 20892-9535
Rockville, MD 20852 (for Express/Courier Service)
Telephone: (301) 451-7966
Email: jonesmiche@ninds.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Yvonne Talley
Grants Management Specialist
6001 Executive Blvd. NSC/Rm. 3252
Bethesda, MD 20892-9537
Rockville, MD 20852-(Express Mail)
Phone: (301) 496-7432
Email: talleyy@mail.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

Students must be within the first 6 years of graduate school to receive support. Exceptions may be made in rare and unusual circumstances, and will require a written waiver from the Director of Training and Career Development. Any waiver will require a detailed written justification and should be requested at least six months prior to the termination date of the fellowship award.

National Institute of Nursing Research

Scientific/Research Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Program Director, Office of Extramural Programs
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 496-9558
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Lawrence Haller
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Grants/Contract Management
6701 Democracy Blvd. Rm. 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (courier use 20817)
Telephone: (301) 402-1878
Email: hallerl@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

The National Institute of Nursing Research recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research workforce among nursing research investigators. NINR participates in the NIH programs designed to attract and encourage eligible individuals from underrepresented populations to nursing research careers by providing a continuum of research training opportunities, from high school to faculty levels.

Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing to receive support. Exceptions may be made in rare and unusual circumstances, and will require a written waiver from the Director of Training.

The overall goal is to increase diversity in the nursing research workforce by providing training opportunities to individuals whose basic or clinical research interests and skills are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve research problems.

The research emphasis in NINR is described in the mission statement. The applicant for any opportunity listed on this page is encouraged to contact the NINR Program Director whose science area responsibility is appropriate. The applicant may email questions and a synopsis of interests and research/training aims for the opportunity to the Program Director for discussion as needed.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine  

Scientific/Research Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, PhD
Program Director, Division of Extramural Research
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475
Telephone: (301) 443-8372
Email: Rivera-Rentas@nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Chief Grants Management Officer
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475
Telephone: (301) 594-9102
Email: tuckerg@mail.nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information:

For more information about NCCAM research training programs, see: www.nccam.nih.gov/training.

NCCAM is fully supportive of the need to promote diversity in the biomedical research cadre among complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) investigators. NCCAM utilizes the F31 grant mechanism to support outstanding predoctoral students, including individuals from diverse racial and ethnic groups and individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are engaged in a rigorous research and study to carry out the Nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agendas in CAM. Applicants for F31 fellowship awards are STRONGLY encouraged to contact a NCCAM Program Officer before they begin to prepare their application, as NCCAM will consider only those applications that are designed to support the training and development of scientists with interests relevant to the mission of NCCAM. Support will be provided for 2 – 5 years. Additional information about NCCAM support for CAM research training may be found at: www.nccam.nih.gov/training/F31PredocDiversity/

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Mary Frances Picciano
Senior Nutrition Research Specialist
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-435-3608
FAX: 301-480-1845
Email: piccianm@od.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Tammy Dickinson
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 2B03
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-402-2911
FAX: 301-480-7660
Email: dickinst@od.nih.gov

ODS Specific Information:

ODS does not receive applications, and does not fund applications directly, but provides funds to other ICs to support areas aligned with the mission of ODS.


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