Notice to Emphasize the Requirement for Additional Educational Information under PA-14-147 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)"

Notice Number:


Key Dates

Release Date: September 24, 2014

Related Announcements

NOT-OD-15-120, PA-14-147, NOT-OD-14-094

Issued by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


This Notice serves to emphasize 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 Form

Other Attachments

The following additional educational information is required and must 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: 301-443-2613