Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) (PA-14-149)

(PA-14-149)

Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Interests/Instructions

Release Date: March 7, 2014
Expiration Date: May 8, 2017

 

NIH Institute or Center

Institute or Center Specific Information

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Sonia B. Jakowlew, Ph.D.
Phone: 240-276-5630
Email: jakowles@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Tracie McGraw
Phone: 301-631-3020
Email:  mcgrawth@mail.nih.gov

NCI-Specific Information:

The research training for the NCI F32 award must be cancer-focused.

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

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Neeraj Agarwal, PhD
Phone: 301-451-2020
Email: agarwalnee@nei.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Wiiliam Darby
Phone: 301-451-2020
Email: darbyw@mail.nih.gov

NEI Specific Information:

See: http://grants.nih.gov/training/index.htm

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Scientific Program Contact:
Wayne C. Wang, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Email: wangwc@nhlbi.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Kimberly Stanton
Phone: (301) 435-0166
Email: stantonk@nhlbi.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. See http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/mission.htm for NHLBI’s mission statement.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to read the NHLBI Strategic Plan http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/documents/StrategicPlan_Appendix.pdf  to familiarize themselves with the research areas of interest to the Institute.”

National Human Genome Research Institute

Scientific Program Contact:
Genomic Sciences:
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Email: christine.gatlin@nih.gov 

Genomic Medicine:
Heather Junkins, M.S.
email: junkinsh@mail.nih.gov
Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Research:
Joy Boyer
E-mail: boyerj@exhange.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Susan Toy
Phone: 301-496-7531
Email: toys@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

NHGRI has aligned its training and career development programs to its latest strategic plan: "Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside," (http://www.genome.gov/Pages/About/Planning/2011NHGRIStrategicPlan.pdf). See the 2013 NHGRI Training Workshop Report for more details (http://www.genome.gov/Pages/About/NACHGR/May2013AgendaDocuments/Training_Career_Dev_Workshop.pdf).

NHGRI will give funding priority to: (a) applications that focus on genomic sciences and genomic medicine approaches with an emphasis on the quantitative sciences, bioinformatics or technology development, or (b) applications that focus on high priority ELSI issues and provide multidisciplinary conceptual and methodological training, and (c) applicants whose mentor(s) are funded by NHGRI.  NHGRI does not support disease-specific research. 

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors to discuss their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

National Institute on Aging

Scientific Program Contact:
Chyren Hunter, PhD.
Phone: 301 496-9322
Email: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Traci Lafferty
Phone: (301) 496-1472
Email:  lafferT@nia.nih.gov  

NIA Specific Information:

Information on NIA’s mission in supporting genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging can be found at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Scientific Program Contact:
Qi Ying Liu, M.D.
phone: (301) 443-2678
Email: liuqiy@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Phone: (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 new investigators in alcohol-related research. Training opportunities under this announcement include research in the social, behavioral, biomedical, biological, and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Please refer to the NIAAA website for a comprehensive description of NIAAA goals and priorities ( http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/about-niaaa/our-work/strategic-plan).  The NIAAA scientific program contact will be able to evaluate eligibility, recommend the most appropriate fellowship mechanism and refer you to the NIAAA program officer with relevant research expertise.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  

Scientific Program Contact:
Katrin Eichelberg, PhD
Phone: 301-496-0818
Email: keichelberg@niaid.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Laura Pone
Phone: 301-451-2687
Email: laura.pone@nih.gov

NIAID Specific Information:

NIAID requires a clear scientific focus in postdoctoral research training related to any of the NIAID mission areas: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/whoWeAre/planningPriorities/Documents/NIAIDStrategicPlan2013.pdf .

Sponsors who have not yet successfully mentored a postdoctoral fellow as an independent investigator are encouraged to include a co-sponsor with a track record for mentoring in the individual fellowship training plan. Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate NIAID Program Official before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities.

Please see also: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/traincareer/pages/fellowships.aspx, and http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/traincareer/Pages/default.aspx

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Scientific Program Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-5585
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Katie Joffee
Phone: (301) 594-5891
Email: joffeek@mail.nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

Specific information on NIAMS F awards can be found at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/activity_codes.asp

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Scientific Program Contact:
Zeynep Erim, PhD
Phone: 301-451-4797
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska
Phone: (301) 451-4782
Email: turskaf@mail.nih

NIBIB Specific Information:

NIBIB will consider only applications that propose research training directly relevant to the mission of NIBIB. Support will be provided for a maximum of 2 years. 
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NIBIB Scientific Contact on the left before they begin to prepare their application.

Additional information on NIBIB’s training programs can be found at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers.

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

Scientific Program Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-3371
Email: dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Bryan Clark, MBA 
Phone: 301-435-6975
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

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.

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.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NICHD’s Scientific/Research Contact before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research and training to the Institute’s research priorities. 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders  

Scientific Program Contact:
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Christopher Myers
Phone: (301) 435-0713
Email: myersc@nidcd.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.

NIDCD supports research and research training in hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language.  Since NIH Institutes have overlapping programmatic interests, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Institute’s Scientific Program 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 Program Contact:
Leslie A. Frieden, PhD
Phone: 301-496-4263
Email: leslie.frieden@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Dede Rutberg, MBA
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.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/AboutUs/MissionandStrategicPlan/). Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to a career in dental, oral 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.  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 NIDCR 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.
Phone: 301-594-7719
Email: CastleA@mail.nih.gov

Digestive Diseases, Obesity, and Nutrition:
Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-8876
Email: PodskalnyJ@mail.nih.gov

Kidney and Urologic Disorders:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

Hematologic Disorders:
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-7726
Email: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Denise H. Payne
Phone: 301 594-7451
Email: denisepayne@mail.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-12-020).

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Scientific Program Contact:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Yinka Abu
Phone: (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 Program Contact:
Dr. Michael C. Humble
Phone: (919) 316-4621
Email: humble@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Barbara Gittleman
Phone: (919) 541-0585
Email: Barbara.Gittleman@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 applications 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 applications 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 Program Contact:
Michael A Sesma, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-3900
Email: msesma@nigms.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Grace Olascoaga
Phone: (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 NOT-97-023).

National Institute of Mental Health

Scientific Program Contact:
Mercedes Rubio, PhD
Phone: (301) 443-3645          
Email: Mercedes.Rubio@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Tamara Kees
Phone: (301) 443-8811
Email: Tamara.Kees@nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH supports a broad spectrum of basic and translational research, including basic neuroscience, 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) that advances our mission and strategic research priorities. The NIMH uses the F32 to support early-stage postdoctoral research training. 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 Program Contact:
Stephen J. Korn, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Tijuana E. Decoster, MPA
Phone: (301) 496-9231
Email: decostert@ninds.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

See: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/training_and_career_development/index.htm

National Institute of Nursing Research

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Phone: (301) 496-9558
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Lawrence Haller
Phone: (301) 402-1878
Email: hallerl@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

NINR uses the F32 fellowship to provide support for individuals, who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing, to pursue postdoctoral research training that extends their potential for research in scientific areas related to NINR’s mission.  Applications must have a clear focus in science areas related to the NINR mission statement and strategic plan. Only nurse applicants who have a research doctoral degree are accepted for this postdoctoral research training program.

Nurses with research doctoral degrees interested in applying for this opportunity are strongly encouraged to contact the NINR. The applicant may contact the NINR Program Director by email sending a copy of their NIH Biosketch with any questions and a synopsis of interests and research/training aims.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-8372
Email: riverara@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 594-9102
Email: gt35v@nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information:

NCCAM uses this program to support postdoctoral individuals in supervised career development experiences that lead to research independence.
Per NOT-AT-13-002 NCCAM will not accept applications to this program proposing to conduct new, free-standing clinical trials or studies. Applicants to the fellowship programs interested in clinical research are encouraged to participate in the planning, design, and implementation of the mentor’s ongoing clinical trials and studies in order to gain the training and experience necessary to become independent clinical investigators.

Before the application receipt date, applicants and mentor(s) are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed research interest with an NCCAM Program Officer in the specific scientific area and/or intervention that is closely related to the proposed project to confirm its relevance to NCCAM's mission, research priorities, and strategic plan. A list of NCCAM program officials can be found at http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/contact#area.

Applications that will include the use of natural products or devices in an ongoing interventional research project should explicitly describe the status of the Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCAM's Natural Product Integrity Policy.