Notice of Clarification Regarding the Additional Educational Information Required for PA-14-147 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)"

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-094

Key Dates
Release Date: May 21, 2014

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


This Notice serves to reiterate and clarify instructions provided in Section IV.2 Content and Form of Application Submission, Other Project Information Form, Other Attachments of PA-14-147. Specifically,

  • The information specified below must be provided in a document with the file name "Additional Educational Information"
  • This document must be attached to the Other Project Information form under the Other Attachments section.
  • All applications lacking this attachment will be considered incomplete and will not proceed to review.

Part 2. Section IV.2. Content and Form of Application Submission Other Project Information Component

Other Attachments

The following additional educational information is required and should be attached under Other Attachments:

  • Describe the graduate program in which the applicant is enrolled, e.g. the structure of the program, required milestones and their usual timing (number of courses, any teaching commitments, qualifying exams, etc.), and the average time to degree over the past 10 years. Describe the progress/status of the F31 applicant in relation to the program's time line. Describe the frequency and method by which the program formally monitors and evaluates a student's progress. This information is typically provided by the director of the graduate program or the department chair. Include the name of the individual providing this information at the end of the description.
  • Note that scores for standardized exams (e.g., MCAT, GRE) as well as a listing of the applicant's courses and grades must be included in the Fellowship Applicant Biographical Sketch, and NOT in this attachment.
  • Please name this attachment "Additional Educational Information."

The filename provided for each "Other Attachment" will be the name used for the bookmark in the electronic application in eRA Commons.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Henry Khachaturian, Ph.D.
Acting NIH Research Training Officer
NIH Office of Extramural Programs
Telephone: 301-451-4225