Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)

Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein, for whom the awards below were named, passed away on October 6, 2009. Aside from Dr. Kirschstein’s scientific accomplishments in polio vaccine development, and becoming the first woman director of an NIH Institute, she was a champion of research training and a strong advocate for the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce. More on Dr. Kirschstein’s life can be found at: or in the complimentary e-book, Always There: The Remarkable Life of Ruth Lillian Kirschstein, M.D.

  • Institutional Research Training Grants
  • Individual Fellowships
  • Payback Service Obligation


  • NRSA Data, Outcome and Administrative Information

  • General Administrative Issues