NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 8, March 15, 1996


P.T. 22


  Biomedical Research Training 

  Grants Administration/Policy+ 


National Institutes of Health


In the past, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has required all

individuals seeking support from an Individual National Research

Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship to be citizens or non-citizen

nationals, or to have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence

at the time of application.  Individuals admitted for permanent

residence in the United States were required to submit a notarized

statement with the application confirming possession of an Alien

Registration Receipt Card.


Effective immediately, the citizenship/permanent residence

requirements must be fulfilled by the award start date rather than at

the application date.  An individual expecting to be admitted as a

permanent resident by the ~earliest possible award date~ listed in

the fellowship program announcement may submit an application for an

individual NRSA fellowship.  An individual already admitted for

permanent residence is not required to submit documentation with the

application.  Only an applicant who is selected to receive an award

must provide a notarized statement of admission for permanent

residence prior to award.


Applicants who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence,

i.e., are in possession of an Alien Registration Receipt Card or

other legal verification of such status, should check the Permanent

Resident box in Item 4 on the face page of the fellowship

application.  Applicants who have applied for and have not yet been

granted admission as a permanent resident should also check the same

box, but should write in the word "pending".




For further information, contact:


Dr. Walter Schaffer

Research Training Officer

Office of Extramural Programs

National Institutes of Health

6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6095

Bethesda, MD  20892




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