Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of the “Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30)" Funding Opportunity Announcement

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-056

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • March 20, 2014 - See Notice NOT-OD-14-072. Notice of Extension of Eligibility.

Key Dates
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: March 7, 2014 
First Estimated Application Due Date: April 8, 2014 
Earliest Estimated Award Date: September 2014 
Earliest Estimated Start Date: September 2014

Related Announcements
PA-11-110

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), with participating NIH Institutes and Centers, intends to reissue the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), “Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30),” (PA-11-110). NIH will reissue the FOA no later than March 7, 2014 for applications due April 8, 2014 and subsequently.

The reissuance of this FOA will reflect the recommendations of the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH, to support this program broadly across the NIH Institutes and Centers. This Notice is being published now to provide ample time for prospective applicants to plan in advance of the reissuance of the FOA.

Research Initiative Details

The Kirschstein-NRSA F30 award may provide up to six years of support for research and clinical training that leads to the MD/PhD degree or another dual-doctoral degree. Because the F30 program is intended to support individuals matriculated in an integrated, dual-degree program during both their graduate research training and clinical training, the F30 cannot be used to support only the clinical training years.

The NIH encourages applications from students early in the research training phase of their dual-degree training so that they can substantively benefit from the mentored research training opportunities of an individual fellowship award. Moreover, to encourage timely completion of dual-degree training, the F30 fellowship is not intended to support dual-degree students after year 8 of their dual-degree training program.

For all applicants other than DDS/PhD, DMD/PhD, and AuD/PhD degree candidates: To be eligible, an applicant 1) must have matriculated into a dual-degree program no more than 48 months prior to the due date of the initial (-01) application; and 2) must have identified a dissertation research project and sponsor(s).  Exceptions to the first eligibility criterion will be considered when the applicant has taken an official leave of absence from the dual-degree program.  In addition, over the total duration of F30 support, at least 50% of the award period must be devoted to full-time graduate research training leading to the doctoral research degree. 

Because dentist-scientist and audiologist-scientist dual-degree programs are highly variable in their phasing and integration, the eligibility parameters for all DDS/PhD, DMD/PhD, and AuD/PhD degree candidates are different.  

For all DDS/PhD, DMD/PhD, and AuD/PhD degree candidates: To be eligible, an applicant 1) must have matriculated into a dual-degree program; and 2) must have identified a dissertation research project and sponsor(s). In addition, over the total duration of F30 support, at least 50% of the award period must be devoted to full-time graduate research training leading to the doctoral research degree.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Nancy L Desmond, Ph.D.
Acting NIH Research Training Officer
Email: nihtrain@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://grants.nih.gov/training/extramural.htm

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