Grants and Funding
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32) (PA-11-113)
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)
Center for Cancer Training
Cancer Training Branch
Branch Phone: 240-276-5630

Scientific/Research Contact:
Sonia B. Jakowlew, Ph.D.
Program Director
Email: jakowles@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
James Pugh M.I.M., M.B.A.
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Grants Administration 
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Email: pughjd@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 240-276-6281

NCI-Specific Information:

The primary sponsor must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused research grant at the time of application. The primary sponsor is expected to maintain such grant support during the project period. For the NCI F32 award, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations.  The award duration must be for at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify. 

Additional NCI-specific information/requirements can be found on http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/outsidenci/f32.

Award start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until after the earliest possible start date.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.
Research Training Officer
National Eye Institute
5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300
Rockville, MD 20892-9300
Phone: 301-451-2020
Fax:     301-402-0528
Email: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
William Darby
Chief, Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Research
5635 Fishers Lane
Suite 1300
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9300
Telephone: (301) 451-2020
Email: darbyw@nei.nih.gov

NEI Specific Information:

None.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Scientific/Research Contact:
Sandra Colombini Hatch, M.D.
Lung Biology and Disease Program
Division of Lung Diseases
6701 Rockledge Drive,
Suite 10162, MSC 7952
Bethesda, MD 20892-7952
Telephone: (301) 435-0222
Email: hatchs@nhlbi.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:

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
Suite 4076
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville , MD 20852
Telephone: (301) 496-7531
Email: Bettie_graham@nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact: 
Cheryl Chick
Chief Grants Management Officer,
Suite 3058
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852-9307
Telephone: (301) 435-7858
Email: ChickC@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to read “A Vision for the Future of Genomics Research” (http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/11006873) to familiarize themselves with the research areas of interest to the Institute. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary applications from institutions that can demonstrate academic excellence in genomics, proteomics, the quantitative sciences and one or more of the non-biological scientific disciplines appropriate for genomic/proteomic analyses and interpretation, have outstanding faculties that are committed and are willing to cooperate in developing genomics/proteomic sciences training program with a strong emphasis on the development, rather than the application, of new technologies, have access to a pool of highly qualified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and can develop sound training plans. Program Directors are happy to discuss with potential applicants their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

National Institute on Aging

Scientific/Research Contact:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Use Bethesda MD 20814 for express mailing
Office phone: 301-496-9322
Email: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Pamela Adewunmi
Grants & Contract Management Office
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2N-212
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1472
Email: adewunmp@mail.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

None.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Scientific/Research Contact:
Qi Ying Liu, M.D.
Program Director
Division of Neuroscience & Behavior
5635 Fishers Lane
phone: (301) 443-2678
liuqiy@mail.nih.gov

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

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowship and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified new investigators in alcohol-related research. Training opportunities under this announcement include mentored research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical 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:
Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.
6700 B Rockledge Drive, Room 3128
Telephone: 301-496-0818
Email: ke39x@nih.gov

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:

NIAID does not pay for tuition on F32 fellowships.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Scientific/Research Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Program Director
Muscle Development and Physiology
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
EP/NIAMS/NIH
1 Democracy Plaza
Suite 854
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 594-5585
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Katie Joffee
Grants Management Specialist
NIAMS
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd, Suite 800
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4872
Telephone: (301) 594-5891
Email:  joffeek@mail.nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

Specific information on NIAMS F32 awards can be found at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/rtac/funding/grants/f&t_series.htm#F32.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Scientific/Research Contact:
Zeynep Erim, PhD
Program Officer
Division of Inter-Disciplinary Training (DIDT)
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 200, MSC 5477
Bethesda, MD 20892-5477
Phone: 301-451-4797
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska
Grants Management Specialist
Suite 900, Democracy ll
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 451-4782
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.

NIBIB Specific Information:

Please see http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/postdoctoral/ruth-l-kirschstein-national-research-service-awards-nrsa-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
Phone: 301-451-3371
FAX: 301-480-2400
Email: dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Bryan Clark, M.B. A.
Chief Grants Management Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8A01, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Rockville, MD  20852 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service)
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
Chief, 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:

The NIDCD conducts the peer review of applications for this fellowship program within its Scientific Review Branch, based on the expedited review schedule of four to five months from submission to award.
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
Telephone: (301) 594-4808
Email: md74u@nih.gov

NIDCR Specific Information:

The NIDCR uses the F32 fellowship to support postdoctoral research training in a research area relevant to the NIDCR Strategic Plan (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/AboutNIDCR/StrategicPlan/default.htm). Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to a career in oral, dental and craniofacial health research.

Dentists can use the F32 award to support a graduate research training program to obtain a PhD degree. This must be clearly stated in the application, and a description of the graduate program in which the applicant is enrolled must be included.  This description should be uploaded as an “Other Attachments” file (item 12) of the “Other Project Information Component” of the SF424 (R&R) Individual Fellowship application. For dentists pursing a PhD, no clinical activities, including clinical specialty training, are permitted for the duration of the F32 award.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Official identified in the contact table before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Scientific/Research Contact:
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases:
Arthur L. Castle, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd, Room 791
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5460
Telephone: 301-594-7719
CastleA@mail.nih.gov

Digestive Diseases, Obesity, and Nutrition:
Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 667
Bethesda, MD 20892-5450
Telephone: (301) 594-8876
Email: PodskalnyJ@mail.nih.gov

Kidney and Urologic Disorders:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 623
Bethesda, MD 20892-5458
Telephone: (301) 594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

Hematologic Disorders:
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 619
Bethesda, MD 20892-5458
Telephone: (301) 594-7726
Email: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Marilyn Rosendorf
6706 Democracy Blvd, Room 723
Bethesda MD 20892-5456
Telephone: 301-402-4625
Email: rosendorfm@niddk.nih.gov

NIDDK Specific Information:

NIDDK supports the training of postdoctoral MD, Ph.D., or equivalent, fellows in the areas of research supported by the Institute: diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases; gastroenterology, hepatology, obesity, nutrition; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic disorders. Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate NIDDK program director before beginning the process of applying for a fellowship. Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows with more than three years of research postdoctoral experience may wish to consider applying for the NIDDK K01 Award (PAR-09-060).

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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 Specialist
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 postdoctoral 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 postdoctoral fellowship, visit http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchTraining/Postdocfaqs.html.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Scientific/Research Contact:
Lisa Helbling Chadwick, Ph.D.
Program Administrator
Cellular, Organ and Systems Pathobiology Branch
Tel (850) 727-7218
Fax (301) 451-5392
ChadwickL@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:
Michael A Sesma, Ph.D.
Chief, Postdoctoral Training Branch
Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
45 Center Drive, Room 2As.37
Bethesda, MS 20892-6200
Telephone: (301) 594-3900
Email: msesma@nigms.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Grace Olascoaga
Grants Management Officer
Building 45, Room 2AN.32C
45 Center Drive , MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 594-5135
Email: olascoag@nigms.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

Specific information on NIGMS F32 awards including FAQs can be found at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/IndivPostdoc/.

NIGMS policy is to provide support for 3 years minus any time that the fellow has already spent in the sponsor's laboratory at the time of the award (see NIH Guide Notice at NOT-97-023).

National Institute of Mental Health

Scientific/Research Contact:
Mercedes Rubio, Ph.D.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7129, MSC 9632
Bethesda, MD 20892-9632
Telephone: 301-443-3645
Email: rubiome@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:
Stephen J. Korn, Ph.D.
Director of Training and Career Development
Neuroscience Center, Rm 2186
6001 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892-9531(Courier: Rockville, MD 20852)
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@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:

None.

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:

To provide postdoctoral research training to nurse scientists to broaden their scientific backgrounds and extend their potential for research. NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on acute and chronic illness across the life span, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health disparities, care-giving, management of symptoms, self-management, and care at the end of life. NINR seeks to extend nursing science by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, applying new technologies to nursing research questions, improving the quality and effectiveness of interventions, and developing nursing research investigators. In so ding, the Institute is helping to address the critical shortage of nursing faculty, which both contributes to, and is affected by, the increasing gap between the supply and demand for nurses in the workforce. Applicants for NINR support may not use the F32 to obtain a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). The sponsor must have active funding in the same research area as the applicant during the proposed award period. In addition to the required Termination Notice, A Final Report must be submitted to the NINR. Stipend is based on experience: $36,996 to $51,036, tuition and fee formula amount, plus annual institutional allowance as described in the NRSA guide announced in the NIH guide for Grants & Contracts annually.

The NINR Review Chief is:

Dr. Yujing Liu, Chief
Office of Review
6701 Democracy Plaza; Suite 710
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 451-5152
Email: LiuYujin@mail.nih.gov

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Scientific/Research Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Program Director
HIV/AIDS, Training, and Special Populations Portfolios
Division of Extramural Research
National  Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Tel: (301) 443-8372
Fax: 301-480-3621
Email: riverara@mail.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 uses the F32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) to help ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the Nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agendas in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Applicants for F32 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 up to 3 years. Additional information about NCCAM support for CAM research training may be found at: www.nccam.nih.gov/training/F32Postdoc/

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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