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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
for Individual Senior Fellows (Parent F33) (PA-11-114)
Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Interests/Instructions
Release Date: February 10, 2011
Expiration Date: May 8, 2014

- NIH Institute or Center
- Scientific/Research Contact
- Financial or Grants Management Contact

Institute or Center Specific Information

National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Training
Cancer Training Branch
Branch Phone: 240-276-5630

Scientific/Research Contact:
Sonia B. Jakowlew, Ph.D.
Program Director
E-mail: jakowles@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact:
James Pugh M.I.M., M.B.A.
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Grants Administration 
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Email: pughjd@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 240-276-6281

NCI-Specific Information:

The primary sponsor must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused research grant at the time of application. The primary sponsor is expected to maintain such grant support during the project period. For the NCI F33 award, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations.  The award duration must be for at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify. 

Additional NCI-specific information/requirements can be found on
Award start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until after the earliest possible start date.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Scientific/Research Contact:
Charlotte Pratt, Ph.D., RD
Program Director
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
6701 Rockledge Drive
Suite 10118, MSC 7936
Bethesda, MD 20892-7936
Telephone: (301) 435-0382
Email: prattc@nhlbi.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Beckie Chamberlin
NRSA Team Leader
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7154
Bethesda, MD  20892-7926
Phone: (301) 435-0183
Email: chamberr@nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

The NHLBI supports senior fellows who can continue as experienced scientist 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.

National Human Genome Research Institute

Scientific/Research Contact:
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Program Director, NHGRI
Suite 4076
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville , MD 20852
Telephone: (301) 496-7531
Email: Bettie_graham@nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Cheryl Chick
Chief Grants Management Officer, NHGRI
Suite 3058
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852-9307
Telephone: (301) 435-7858
FAX: (301) 402-1951
Email: ChickC@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to read “A Vision for the Future of Genomics Research” (http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/11006873) to familiarize themselves with the research areas of interest to the Institute. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary applications from institutions that can demonstrate academic excellence in genomics, proteomics, the quantitative sciences and one or more of the non-biological scientific disciplines appropriate for genomic/proteomic analyses and interpretation, have outstanding faculties that are committed and are willing to cooperate in developing genomics/proteomic sciences training program with a strong emphasis on the development, rather than the application, of new technologies, have access to a pool of highly qualified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and can develop sound training plans. Program Directors are happy to discuss with potential applicants their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

National Institute on Aging

Scientific/Research Contact:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Use Bethesda MD 20814 for express mailing
Office phone: 301-496-9322
E-mail: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Pamela Adewunmi
Grants & Contract Management Office
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2N-212
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1472
Email: adewunmp@mail.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Dale Hereld
Program Director
Division of Metabolism and Health Effects
5635 Fishers Lane
(301) 443-0912

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Grants Management Branch
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3021
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9304
Telephone: (301) 443-4704
E-mail: jfox@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowship and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified new and experienced investigators in alcohol-related research. Senior fellowship research training opportunities under this announcement include sponsored research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate institute staff prior to preparing an application.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Scientific/Research Contact:
Leslie A. Frieden, PhD
Extramural Training Officer
Research Training and Career Development Branch
6701 Democracy, Room 688
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-4263
Email: friedenla@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Mary Daley
Chief Grants Management Officer
45 Center Drive, MSC 6402
Bldg. 45, Rm. 4AN44B
Bethesda, MD 20892-6402
Telephone: (301) 594-4808
E-mail: md74u@nih.gov

NIDCR Specific Information:

The NIDCR welcomes senior fellowship applications from experienced scientists seeking to conduct research in social, behavioral, biomedical, and biological science fields relevant to the NIDCR Strategic Plan (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/ AboutNIDCR/StrategicPlan/default.htm). Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to a career in oral health research.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Michael C. Humble
Program Administrator
Cellular, Organ and Systems Pathobiology Branch
P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-15
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: (919) 316-4621
Email: humble@niehs.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Mrs. Lisa Edwards
Grants Management Specialist
Grants Management Branch
P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-11
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: (919) 541-0751
Email: archer@niehs.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 proposals 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 proposals 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/Research Contact:
Paula Flicker, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Director for Research Training
45 Center Drive, Room 2AS-13H
Telephone: (301) 594-0828
E-mail: flickerp@nigms.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Grace Olascoaga
Grants Management Officer
Building 45, Room 2AN.32C
45 Center Drive , MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 594-5135
Email: olascoag@nigms.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

Specific information on NIGMS F33 awards including FAQs can be found at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/IndivSenior/.

NIGMS Senior fellowships do not support typical sabbatical research which is closely related to the investigator’s area of expertise. Rather, NIGMS support for F33 fellows is intended to allow investigators to make major changes in the direction of their research careers by providing them with opportunities to spend a short period of time (typically 12 months) training with an appropriate sponsor. The sponsor’s field and area of expertise must be significantly different from that of the applicant and should be optimal for the proposed training. Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed training will redirect, revitalize, or restart their research careers once they return to their home institution. Applicants must have a permanent position to which they expect to return following completion of the F33 fellowship.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Scientific/Research Contact:
Stephen J. Korn, Ph.D.
Director of Training and Career Development
Neuroscience Center, Rm 2186
6001 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892-9531(Courier: Rockville, MD 20852)
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Yvonne Talley
Grants Management Specialist
6001 Executive Blvd. NSC/Rm. 3252
Bethesda, MD 20892-9537
Rockville, MD 20852-(Express Mail)
Phone: (301) 496-7432
Email: talleyy@mail.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

NINDS utilizes this mechanism to support senior fellows who wish to: (1) make major changes in the direction of their research careers; (2) broaden their scientific background; or (3) acquire new research capabilities. These awards enable individuals beyond the new-investigator stage to take time from regular professional responsibilities to increase their capabilities in health-related research.

National Institute of Nursing Research

Scientific/Research Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Program Director, Office of Extramural Programs
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 496-9558
Email: banksd@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Lawrence Haller
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Grants/Contract Management
6701 Democracy Blvd. Rm. 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (courier use 20817)
Telephone: (301) 402-1878
E-mail: hallerl@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

Specific information on NINR F33 awards can be found at: http://www.ninr.nih.gov/
To provide senior fellowship research training to nurse scientists to broaden their scientific backgrounds and extend their potential for continuing to contribute to nursing research. NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on acute and chronic illness across the life span, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health disparities, care-giving, management of symptoms, self-management, and care at the end of life. NINR seeks to extend nursing science by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, applying new technologies to nursing research questions, improving the quality and effectiveness of interventions, and developing nursing research investigators. In so doing, the Institute is helping to address the critical shortage of nursing faculty, which both contributes to, and is affected by, the increasing gap between the supply and demand for nurses in the workforce. The sponsor must have active funding in the same research area as the applicant during the proposed award period.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Mary Frances Picciano
Senior Nutrition Research Specialist
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-435-3608
FAX: 301-480-1845
Email: piccianm@od.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Tammy Dickinson
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 2B03
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-402-2911
FAX: 301-480-7660
Email: dickinst@od.nih.gov

ODS Specific Information:

ODS does not receive applications, and does not fund applications directly, but provides funds to other ICs to support areas aligned with the mission of ODS.

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