NIH NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR SENIOR FELLOWS (F33)

Release Date:  August 28, 2000

PA NUMBER:  PA-00-131  (Reissued as PA-07-172)

(See addendum, NOT-EB-05-001)

National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Eye Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Center for Human Genome Research
National Center for Research Resources
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

PURPOSE

The Congress of the United States enacted the National Research Service Act 
(NRSA) Program in 1974 to help ensure that highly trained scientists will be 
available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out 
the Nation’s biomedical and behavioral research agenda.  Under this 
congressional authority, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards NRSA 
senior fellowships (F33) to experienced scientists who wish to make major 
changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden 
their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities.  These 
awards will enable individuals with at least seven years of research 
experience beyond the doctorate, and who have progressed to the stage of 
independent investigator, to take time from regular professional 
responsibilities for the purpose of receiving training to increase their 
scientific capabilities.  In most cases, this award is used to support 
sabbatical experiences for established independent scientists.  This program 
is not designed for postdoctoral level investigators seeking to prove their 
research potential prior to independence.  Potential applicants are 
encouraged to discuss their plans with a contact from one of the Institutes 
or Centers listed in the Inquiries Section. 

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010

The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health 
promotion and disease prevention objectives of “Healthy People 2010,” a PHS 
led national activity for setting priority areas.  This Program Announcement 
(PA), National Research Service Award for Senior Fellows (F33), is related to 
one or more of the priority areas.  Potential applicants may obtain a copy of 
“Healthy People 2010" at http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/. 

ELIGIBILITY  REQUIREMENTS

Citizenship.  By the time of award, individuals must be Citizens or 
Noncitizen Nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted to 
the United States for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid 
Alien Registration Receipt Card 1-551, or other legal verification of such 
status). Noncitizen Nationals are generally persons born in outlying 
possessions of the United States (i.e. American Samoa and Swains Island). 
Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Degree Requirements.  Applicants for the Senior NRSA Fellowship must be at 
least seven years beyond the qualifying doctoral degree, and can include: a 
Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., N.D., D.C., 
Dr. P.H., D.N.S., Pharm. D., D.S.W., Psy.D., or equivalent doctoral degree 
from an accredited domestic or foreign institution and must have had at least 
7 subsequent years of relevant research or professional experience.  The 
applicant will have established an independent research career and is now 
seeking support for retraining or additional career development.

Sponsor.  Before submitting an application, an individual must arrange for 
acceptance by an institution and sponsor.  The applicant’s sponsor should be 
an active investigator in the area of the proposed research who will directly 
supervise the candidate’s research during the period of the fellowship.  The 
sponsor must document the availability of staff, research support, and 
facilities for high-quality research training. 

Foreign Sponsorship. Individuals requesting foreign-site training rather than 
a domestic site must show in the application that the foreign institution and 
sponsor offer unique opportunities that are not currently available in the 
United States.  Only if there is clear scientific advantage will foreign 
training be supported.

Institution.  The sponsoring institution may be private (profit or non-
profit) or public, including the NIH Intramural Programs and other Federal 
laboratories.

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

This program announcement for the Senior Fellowship Award (F33) is issued 
under the auspices of the NRSA Act (see AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS).  Senior 
fellowship support may be requested for a period of up to 2 years. However, 
no individual may receive more than 3 years of aggregate NRSA support at the 
postdoctoral level, including any combination of support from institutional 
and individual awards.  Exceptions to the three year limit requires a waiver 
from the NIH awarding component.  Individuals seeking a waiver should consult 
with relevant NIH staff.  If the need for a waiver is anticipated, the 
application should include a justification for training beyond three years of 
aggregate NRSA support.

Fellowship awards are administered as described in the NIH Grants Policy 
Statement found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/policy.htm and the 
NRSA Guidelines for Individual Awards and Institutional Grants, available on 
the NIH Website at 
http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsaguidelines/nrsa_toc.htm. The proposed NRSA 
training must be within the scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical 
research and must offer an opportunity for individuals to broaden their 
scientific background or to extend their potential for research in health-
related areas.  Individuals are required to pursue their research training on 
a full-time basis, devoting at least 40 hours per week to the training 
program. Research clinicians must restrict clinical duties within their full-
time research training experience to activities that are directly related to 
the research training experience.  Awards are not made for study leading to 
any of the professional degrees (M.D., D.O., D.D.S., etc.) or for residency 
or other non-research clinical training. 

ALLOWABLE COSTS

The Senior Fellowship Award provides an annual stipend to help meet the 
fellow’s living expenses, an allowance for tuition and fees and health 
insurance in accordance with NIH policy, and an annual institutional 
allowance.

Stipend.   Stipends for senior fellows are determined individually at the 
time of award. The amount of the stipend is based on the salary or 
remuneration from their home institution on the date of award. However, in no 
case shall the NIH  contribution to the stipend during the fellowship exceed 
the NRSA stipend provided for individuals with more than seven years of 
experience.  The current stipend schedule can be found on the NIH Website at 
http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm.   For fellows on sabbatical, the 
level of the NRSA stipend award will take into account concurrent sabbatical 
salary support provided by the home institution and any other 
supplementation.  The stipend is not provided as a condition of employment 
with either the Federal Government or the institution.  

Tuition and Fees.   The NIH will offset the combined cost of tuition and 
fees, at the following rate: 100 percent of all costs up to $3,000 and 60 
percent of costs above $3,000.  Costs associated with tuition and fees are 
allowable only if they are required for specific courses in support of the 
research training experience supported by the fellowship.  A full description 
of the tuition policy is contained within the NRSA Policy Guidelines on the 
NIH website at http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsaguidelines/nrsa_toc.htm

Institutional Allowance.  NIH will provide an institutional allowance of 
$4,000 per 12-month period to nonfederal, nonprofit, or foreign sponsoring 
institutions to help defray such awardee expenses as research supplies, 
equipment, health insurance (either self-only or family health insurance as 
appropriate), and travel to scientific meetings.  This allowance is intended 
to cover training-related expenses for the individual awardee.  The allowance 
is not available until the fellow officially activates the award.  If an 
individual fellow is enrolled or engaged in training for less than 6 months 
of the award year, only one-half of that year’s allowance may be charged to 
the grant.  The Notice of Research Fellowship Award will be revised and the 
balance must be refunded to NIH.  

NIH will provide an institutional allowance of up to $3,000 for fellows 
sponsored by Federal laboratories or for-profit institutions for expenses 
associated with travel to scientific meetings, health insurance, and books. 
For fellows at for-profit institutions, the $3,000 will be paid to the 
institution for disbursement to the fellow. Funds for fellows at Federal 
laboratories will be disbursed from the NIH awarding institute.

Other Training Costs. Additional funds may be requested by the institution 
when the training of a fellow involves extraordinary costs for travel to 
field sites remote from the sponsoring institution, or, accommodations for 
fellows who are disabled, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act.  
The funds requested for extraordinary costs must be reasonable in 
relationship to the total dollars awarded under the fellowship and must be 
directly related to the approved research training experience.  Such 
additional funds shall be provided only in exceptional circumstances that are 
fully justified and explained by the institution.

Awards for training at a foreign site may include a single economy or coach 
round-trip travel fare.  No allowance is provided for dependents.  U.S. flag 
air carriers must be used to the maximum extent possible when commercial air 
transportation is available for travel between the United States and a 
foreign country or between foreign countries.  Funds are not provided to 
cover the cost of travel between the fellow’s place of residence and a 
domestic training institution.  However, in cases of extreme need or 
hardship, a one-way travel allowance may be authorized by the sponsoring 
institution.  Such travel must be paid from the institutional allowance. 

Facilities and Administrative Costs.  F&A (indirect) costs are not allowed on 
individual fellowship awards.  

STIPEND SUPPLEMENTATION, COMPENSATION, AND OTHER INCOME

An institution is permitted to provide funds to a fellow in addition to the 
stipend paid by the NIH.  Such additional amounts may be in the form of 
augmented stipends (supplementation) or compensation for services.

Supplementation.  Supplementation or additional support to offset the cost of 
living may be provided by the sponsoring institution, but must not require 
any additional effort from the fellow.  Federal funds may not be used for 
supplementation unless specifically authorized under the terms of both the 
program from which such supplemental funds are to be received and the program 
whose funds are to be supplemented.  Under no circumstances may PHS grant 
funds be used for supplementation.

Compensation.  An institution may provide additional funds to a fellow in the 
form of compensation (as salary and/or tuition remission) for services, such 
as teaching or research.  Compensation for services is not considered stipend 
supplementation.  A fellow may receive compensation for services as a 
research assistant or in some other capacity on a Federal research grant, 
including a PHS research grant.  However, compensated services must occur on 
a limited, part-time basis apart from the normal training activities, which 
require a minimum of 40 hours per week.  In addition, compensation may not be 
paid from a research grant supporting research that is part of the F33 
research training experience.

Under no circumstances may the conditions of stipend supplementation or the 
services provided for compensation interfere with, detract from, or prolong 
the fellow’s approved NRSA training program.  Additionally, compensation must 
be in accordance with institutional policies applied consistently to both 
federally and non-federally supported activities and supported by acceptable 
accounting records determined by the employer-employee relationship 
agreement.

Educational Loans or G.I. Bill.  An individual may make use of Federal 
educational loan funds and assistance under the Veteran’s Readjustment 
Benefits Act (G.I. Bill).  Such funds are not considered supplementation or 
compensation.

Concurrent Awards.  An F33 may not be held concurrently with another 
Federally sponsored fellowship or similar Federal award that provides a 
stipend or otherwise duplicates provisions of the NRSA.

Tax Liability.  The Internal Revenue Code, Section 117, applies to the tax 
treatment of all scholarships and fellowships.  Under that section, non-
degree candidates are required to report gross income, all stipends and any 
monies paid on their behalf for course tuition and fees required for 
attendance.  Degree candidates may exclude from gross income reported for tax 
purposes any amount used for tuition and related expenses, such as fees, 
books, supplies, and equipment, required for courses of instruction at a 
qualified educational organization.

The taxability of stipends, however, in no way alters the relationship 
between NRSA fellows and institutions.  NRSA stipends are not considered 
salaries.  NRSA fellows are not considered to be in an employee-employer 
relationship with the NIH or with the institution at which they are pursuing 
their degree. 

The interpretation and implementation of the tax laws are the domain of the 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the courts.  The NIH takes no position on 
the status of a particular taxpayer, and it does not have the authority ti 
dispense tax advice.  Individuals should consult their local IRS office about 
the applicability of the law to their situation and for information on the 
proper steps to be taken regarding their tax obligations.

PAYBACK

As required by the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, postdoctoral fellows in 
their first year of NRSA support incur a service obligation of 1 month for 
each month of support.  The 13th and subsequent months of NRSA support are 
acceptable postdoctoral payback service.  Thus, individuals who continue 
under the award for 2 years will have paid off their first year obligation by 
the end of the second year.

Applicants accepting an award covering their first 12 months of NRSA 
postdoctoral support must sign a payback agreement (PHS form 6031) in which 
they agree to engage in health-related research training, research, and/or 
teaching for a period equal to their initial 12 months of NRSA postdoctoral 
support.

Those who do not pay back their obligation through continued NRSA support may 
satisfy their obligation by serving in a position in which health-related 
research, research training, or teaching are the primary activities.  Such 
individuals must engage in research, research training, or teaching at a rate 
of 20 or more hours per week averaged over a full work year.  Payback service 
may be conducted in an academic, governmental, commercial, or nonacademic 
environment, in the United States or in a foreign country.   

Payback service positions are arranged by the individual, not by NIH. The NIH 
institute supporting the fellowships will review and approve the activity at 
the end of the year in which it occurs. Service to satisfy an outstanding 
obligation must be initiated within 2 years after termination of NRSA 
support, and must be performed on a continuous basis. For individuals who 
fail to fulfill their service obligation, the United States is entitled to 
recover the total amount of NRSA funds paid to the individual for the 
obligated period plus interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Treasury. Financial payback must be completed within 3 
years, beginning on the date the United States becomes entitled to recover 
such amount.

Under certain conditions, the Secretary, DHHS, may extend the period for 
starting service, permit breaks in service, extend the period of repayment, 
or otherwise waive, the payback obligation when compliance would constitute a 
substantial hardship against equity and good conscience. Policies regarding 
the NRSA payback obligation are explained in the NRSA Policy Guidelines which 
are available on the NIH Website at 
http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsaguidelines/nrsa_toc.htm.  Specific 
questions may appear in a list of Frequently Asked Questions which appears on 
the Web at http://grants.nih.gov/training/faq_fellowships.htm.  Other 
questions on payback should be directed to the appropriate NIH institute 
contact. 

Leave

Fellows may continue to receive stipends during periods of vacation and 
holidays available to individuals in comparable training positions at the 
sponsoring institution.  Also, fellows may continue to receive stipends for 
up to 15 calendar days of sick leave per year.  Sick leave may be used for 
the medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth.  Fellows may 
continue to receive stipends for up to 30 calendar days of parental leave per 
year for the adoption or the birth of a child when those in comparable 
training positions at the grantee or sponsoring institution have access to 
paid leave for this purpose and the use of parental leave is approved by the 
sponsor.  A period of terminal leave is not permitted and payment may not be 
made from grant funds for leave not taken.  Individuals requiring extended 
periods of time away from their research training experience must seek 
approval from the NIH awarding component for an unpaid leave of absence.

INCLUSION OF WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS  

It is the policy of the NIH that women and members of minority groups and 
their sub-populations must be included in all NIH-supported biomedical and 
behavioral research projects involving human subjects, unless a clear and 
compelling rationale and justification are provided indicating that inclusion 
is inappropriate with respect to the health of the subjects or the purpose of  
the research.  This policy results from the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 
(Section 492B of Public Law 103-43). 

All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should read the 
UPDATED "NIH Guidelines for Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in 
Clinical Research," published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on 
August 2, 2000 
(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-048.html).  
A complete copy of the updated Guidelines is available at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/women_min/guidelines_update.htm.  The 
revisions relate to NIH defined Phase III clinical trials and require: a) all 
applications or proposals and/or protocols to provide a description of plans 
to conduct analyses, as appropriate, to address differences by sex/gender 
and/or racial/ethnic groups, including subgroups if applicable, and b) all 
investigators to report accrual, and to conduct and report analyses, as 
appropriate, by sex/gender and/or racial/ethnic group differences.

INCLUSION OF CHILDREN AS PARTICIPANTS IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS  

It is the policy of NIH that children (i.e., individuals under the age of 21) 
must be included in all human subjects research, conducted or supported by 
the NIH, unless there are scientific and ethical reasons not to include them.  
This policy applies to all initial (Type 1) applications submitted for 
receipt dates after October 1, 1998.

All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should read the 
"NIH Policy and Guidelines on the Inclusion of Children as Participants in 
Research Involving Human Subjects" that was published in the NIH Guide for 
Grants and Contracts, March 6, 1998, and is available at the following URL 
address: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-024.html

Investigators also may obtain copies of these policies from the program staff 
listed under INQUIRIES.  Program staff may also provide additional relevant 
information concerning the policy.

URLs In NIH Grant Applications Or Appendices

All applications and proposals for NIH funding must be self-contained within 
specified page limitations.  Unless otherwise specified in an NIH 
solicitation, internet addresses (URLs) should not be used to provide 
information necessary to the review because reviewers are under no obligation 
to view the Internet sites.  Reviewers are cautioned that their anonymity may 
be compromised when they directly access an Internet site.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Individuals must submit the application form, PHS Individual National 
Research Service Award (PHS 416-1, rev. 12/98), and include at least three 
letters of reference (for revised and competing applications).  If the 
applicant has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent 
residence, the appropriate item should be checked on the Face Page of the 
application.  Applicants who have applied for and have not yet been granted 
admission as a Permanent Resident should check the Permanent Resident block 
on the Face Page of the PHS 416-1 application, and also write in the word 
“pending.”  A notarized statement documenting legal admission for Permanent 
Residence must be submitted prior to the issuance of an award.

If the fellowship application is submitted in response to a Program 
Announcement (PA) or Request for Application (RFA) from a particular NIH 
institute, the applicant should identify the number of the PA or RFA in Item 
3 on the face page.

Instructions in the Responsible Conduct of Research

Applications must include the candidate’s plans for obtaining instruction in 
the responsible conduct of research, including the rationale, subject matter, 
appropriateness, format, frequency and duration of instruction.  The amount 
and nature of faculty participation must be described.  No award will be made 
if an application lacks this component.
 
Application Materials.  To obtain application kits with instructions and 
forms, please contact your institutional office of sponsored research.  If 
application kits are not available at the institution, they may be downloaded 
from the NIH website at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm or it may be 
requested from the following:

Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources 
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6207 - MSC 7910
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7910
Telephone: (301) 435-0714
FAX: (301) 480-0525

For faster service, send Email requests to grantsinfo@nih.gov.  Please allow 
2-4 weeks for U.S. mail requests.

Concurrent Applications.  An individual may not have more than one individual 
NRSA fellowship or comparable application pending review or award at the NIH 
or other DHHS agencies at the same time.

Application Receipt Dates and Review Schedule.  F33 applications undergo a 
review process that takes between 5-8 months.  The receipt dates and the 
three annual review cycles are as follows: 

Application Receipt Dates:      Apr 5         Aug 5         Dec 5
Initial Review Dates:           Jun/Jul       Oct/Nov       Feb/Mar
Secondary Review Dates:         Aug/Sep       Dec/Jan       Apr/May
Range of Likely Start Dates:    Sep 1-Dec 1   Jan 1-Mar 1   May 1-Jul 1

Note:  Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Reviewed

SUBMISSION

Submit a signed, typewritten original of the application (including the 
Checklist, Personal Data form, at least three sealed reference letters, and 
all other required materials) and two exact, clear, single-sided photocopies 
of the signed applications, in one package to:

CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEW
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
6701 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE, ROOM 1040
BETHESDA, MARYLAND 20892
BETHESDA, MARYLAND 20817 (EXPRESS MAIL)
REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS

Complete applications will be assigned to the appropriating participating 
Institute and a suitable Scientific Review Group (SRG) in the Center for 
Scientific Review (CSR). Applicants will be notified about their 
application’s Institute and SRG assignment.

Applications receive two sequential levels of review.  The first level is an 
assessment of the merit of the research training by an SRG, composed 
primarily of non-government scientists selected for their competence in 
research and research training in a particular scientific area.  After the 
SRG meeting, the Scientific Review Administrator (SRA), a designated Federal 
official who coordinates the review of applications for the SRG, prepares a 
written summary of the review of each application and forwards to the 
appropriate NIH Institute.  A second level of review is provided by staff 
within the assigned funding Institute or Center. 

Review Criteria.  The review criteria focus on four main components: 

Candidate: An assessment of the candidate’s previous academic and research 
performance and the candidate’s continuing potential for important 
contributions to biomedical, behavioral, or clinical science. 

Sponsor and Training Environment: An assessment of the quality of the 
training environment and the qualifications of the sponsor as a mentor for 
the proposed research training experience. 

Research Proposal: The merit of the scientific proposal and its relationship 
to the candidate’s career plans. 

Training Potential: An assessment of the value of the proposed fellowship 
experience as it relates to an enhancement of the candidate’s capabilities as 
an independent researcher.

Notification. Shortly after the SRG meeting, each applicant will be notified 
about the SRG recommendation and the name and phone number of the Institute 
program official responsible for the application. When the program official 
representing the Institute receives the written summary of the review, 
prepared by the SRA after the review meeting, a copy will be forwarded to the 
applicant. 

Following the second-level review, the institute will notify each applicant 
of the final disposition of the application.  Any questions about SRG 
recommendations and funding possibilities should be directed to the 
appropriate Institute program official, not the scientific review 
administrator of the SRG. 

Award Criteria

The staff of the NIH institutes use the following criteria in making awards: 
(1) eligibility of the applicant, (2) the SRG recommendation of the overall 
merit of the application, (3)  relevance of the application to the 
Institute’s research priorities and program balance, and (4) the availability 
of funds. 

Activation.  No funds may be disbursed until the fellow has started training 
under the award and an Activation Notice (PHS 416-5) and a Payback Agreement 
(PHS 6031) (when appropriate) has been received by the NIH.

An awardee has up to 6 months from the issue date on the award notice to 
activate the award.  Under unusual circumstances, an NIH institute may grant 
an extension of the activation period upon receipt of a specific request from 
the fellow.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPORT 

Fellowships must be administered in accordance with the current NRSA Policy 
Guidelines for Individual Awards and Institutional Grants (see the NIH 
Website at http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsaguidelines/nrsa_toc.htm), the 
current NIH Grants Policy Statement (see the NIH Website at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/policy.htm), and any terms and conditions 
specified on the Notice of Research Fellowship Award. 

Certification and Reporting Procedures. No application will be accepted 
without the applicant signing the certification block.  Individuals admitted 
to the United States as Permanent Residents must submit notarized evidence of 
legal admission prior to the award.  The Activation Notice must be 
accompanied by a Payback Agreement Form (PHS 6031) when the award is for the 
individual’s initial 12 months of NRSA postdoctoral support.  When support 
ends, the fellow must submit a Termination Notice (PHS 416-7) to the NIH.  
And, if the fellow has a payback obligation, he or she must notify the NIH of 
any change in address and submit Annual Payback Activities Certification 
Forms (PHS 6031-1) until the payback service obligation is satisfied.  Forms 
will be provided to awardees by the NIH awarding component.  Forms may also 
be found on the NIH Website at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm.

Inventions and Publications.  Fellowships made primarily for educational 
purposes are exempted from the NIH invention requirements.  F33 awards will 
not contain any provision giving PHS rights to inventions made by the 
awardee.  

Data Sharing.  NIH policy is to make available to the public the results and 
accomplishments of the activities that it funds.  Therefore, it is incumbent 
upon fellows to make results and accomplishments of their F33 activities 
available to the public.  There should be no restrictions on the publication 
of results in a timely manner.

Copyrights.  Except as otherwise provided in the terms and conditions of the 
award, the recipient is free to arrange for copying without approval when 
publications, data, or other copyrightable works are developed in the course 
of work under a NIH grant-supported project or activity.  Any such 
copyrighted or copyrightable works shall be subject to a royalty-free, 
nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to the Government to reproduce, 
publish, or otherwise use them, and to authorize others to do so for Federal 
Government purposes.

INQUIRIES 

Written and telephone inquiries concerning this program announcement are 
encouraged especially during the planning phase of the application.  Below is 
a listing of NIH contacts for this NRSA senior fellowship:

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Dr. Robin Barr
Telephone: (301) 496-9322
Email: rb42h@nih.gov

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)  
Dr. Ernestine Vanderveen
Telephone: (301) 443-2530
Email: tv9f@nih.gov

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Dr. Milton Hernandez
Telephone: (301) 496-3775 
Email: mh35c@nih.gov

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Dr. Richard Lymn
Telephone: (301) 594-5128
Email: rl28b@nih.gov

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Dr. Lisa Begg
Telephone: 301-496-8580
Email: beggl@mail.nih.gov

National Institute of Child Health And Human Development (NICHD) 
Dr. Steven Klein
Telephone: (301) 496-5541
Email: sk5d@nih.gov

National Institute of Deafness and 0ther Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Dr. Daniel Sklare
Telephone: 301-496-1804
Email: ds104i@nih.gov

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDR)
Dr. James Lipton
Telephone: (301) 594-2618
Email: jl46d@nih.gov

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Dr. Judith Podskalny
Telephone: (301) 594-8876
Email: jp53s@nih.gov

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
Dr. James Hyde
Telephone: (301) 594-7692
Email:  hydej@extra.niddk.nih.gov

Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases
Dr. Charles Rodgers
Telephone: (301) 594-7726
Email: cr36d@nih.gov

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Dr. Carol Shreffler 
Telephone: (919) 541-1445
Email: cs63y@nih.gov

National Eye Institute (NEI)
Dr. Chyren Hunter
Telephone:  (301) 496-5301
Email:  clh@nei.nih.gov

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Dr. John Norvell
Telephone: (301) 594-0533
Email: norvellj@nigms.nih.gov

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
Dr. Sarah Knox
Telephone: (301) 435-0409
Email: knoxs@nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 
NINDS Training and Career Development Officer
Telephone: (301) 496-4188 
Email: NINDSTrainingOffice@ninds.nih.gov

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Nell Armstrong, PhD, RN
Telephone: 301-594-5973
Email: nell_armstrong@nih.gov

National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) 
Dr. Bettie Graham
Telephone: (301) 496-7531
Email: bg30t@nih.gov

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) 
Dr. David Wilde 
Telephone: (301) 435-0799
Email: dwl71w@nih.gov

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) 
Dr. Neal West
Telephone: 301-402-5867
Email: westn@od.nih.gov

AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS

NRSA awards are made under the authority of Section 487 of the Public Health 
Service Act as amended (42 USC 288). And Title 42 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, Part 66.  The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 
numbers are applicable to these awards: 93.121, 93.172, 93.173, 93.272, 
93.278, 93.282, 93.306, 93.361, 93.398, 93.821, 93.837-93.839, 93.846-93.849, 
93.853, 93.859, 93.862-93.867, 93.880, 93.894, and 93.929.  This program is 
not subject to the intergovernmental review requirements of Executive Order 
12372 or Health Systems Agency review. 

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Dr. Walter Schaffer
Telephone: (301) 496-9743
Email: ws11q@nih.gov



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