Notice Number: NOT-NS-17-002
Release Date: October 17, 2016
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
This Notice informs the community that the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) will discontinue participation in PA-16-307 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)". NINDS will not accept either new or resubmission applications for PA-16-307 for the December 8, 2016 application due date and beyond. NINDS is now accepting applications for F32 support exclusively via PAR-16-458.
As previously described in NOT-NS-16-012 and NOT-NS-16-013, NINDS is restructuring its funding support for postdoctoral researchers. Beginning with the December 8, 2016 due date, research training support for postdoctoral fellows under the F32 activity code will be available through NINDS using PAR-16-458 "NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32)." This NINDS F32 will support postdocs who are within the first 3 years of research training in the sponsor's laboratory, and includes several other key differences from the parent F32. Most notably, applicants are only eligible for the NINDS F32 prior to starting, or within the first 12 months of starting, their postdoctoral training in the sponsor's laboratory or research environment. Because of the very early application, no preliminary data are expected. It is anticipated that another Funding Opportunity Announcement for postdocs, which utilizes the K01 activity code, will be published in time for the February 12, 2017 initial receipt date. This will be available to applicants in their second through fourth year of cumulative postdoctoral research experience (see NOT-NS-16-013).
Please direct all inquiries to:
Stephen Korn, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke