Research Management Group (RMG)

NIH NRSA F Series Individual Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Funding Opportunities and Grants.gov computer labs

This webpage contains information on NIH NRSA F Series Individual Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship funding opportunities, deadlines, institutional representatives, and grants.gov computer lab sessions.

What's new
NRSA F Series program announcements
more >>

Just announced-required NRSA F Series Grants.gov 3-hour lab sessions available in November for those submitting applications for the December standard deadlines. more >>


Updated application support materials
more >>




Eligibility

You are encouraged to review the program announcements for eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions, you can also contact the NIH institute program official listed in each program announcement.
See list of program announcements below >>



Citizenship

By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident
Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).


NRSA F Series Award deadlines:

See each individual program announcement for the specific deadlines: postdoc list and the pre-doc list below.. Note: applications can be new, renewal or resubmissions.



NRSA F Series Award-Grants.gov Computer Lab Training Sessions  

Grantsgov computer lab sessions

You can register via STARs in AXESS
https://axess.stanford.edu/ (Browse with "ORA-1218").

Date Time STARS Code


ORA-1218-110314A   Nov. 3    9am to 12 pm
ORA-1218-110314B   Nov. 3    1 pm to 4 pm
ORA-1218-110714A   Nov. 7    9am to 12 pm
ORA-1218-110714B   Nov. 7    1 pm to 4 pm
ORA-1218-111014A   Nov. 10   9am to 12 pm
ORA-1218-111014B   Nov. 10   1 pm to 4 pm
ORA-1218-111114A   Nov. 11   9am to 12 pm
ORA-1218-111114B   Nov. 11   1 pm to 4 pm
ORA-1218-111714A   Nov. 17   9am to 12 pm
ORA-1218-111714B   Nov. 17   1 pm to 4 pm

Location:
All labs will be held in 170B Polya Hall (PHIL) Lab and Debra Porzio, the RMG Fellowship Office Manager, will be the primary instructor.


Problems with registration?

Please send an email to Angelika O'Brien, Training Coordinator, aobrien8@stanford.edu in the Dean of Research Office

 

 

Required training for all pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellows who are submitting NIH NRSA F series applications.

We will be downloading your REAL application forms and completing some of the administrative sections in these
hands-on lab sessions. This training is completely web
based. We will be downloading and completing required Stanford-specific internal documents. Someone from the from the Dean of Research Office and Debra Porzio from the Research Management Group (RMG) Fellowship Office will be on hand to assist each of you
with your application.

Sessions are for required for those pre-doctoral students
and postdoctoral fellows who are submitting application.
New 3-hour grants.gov computer lab sessions are available for those submitting applications for the August 8 and August 13th (F31-diversity) standard deadlines.

 

NIH NRSA F Series Fellowship Application Support Materials
Grants.gov information, sample NRSA Fellowship applications and instructions, eSubmit system, and other procedures, Grants.gov computer class slides, handouts, and other procedures. See below >>

 

Institutional Representatives:


Who do I work with when submitting my NRSA F Series application?

You are required to work with your department's institional representatives* Stanford policy requires that you must submit your application materials (in this case your NIH NRSA F Series proposal forms via Stanford's eSubmit program) and your online Fellowship PDRF to your institutional representative* at least 5 days or one calendar week prior to the sponsor's deadline.

School of Medicine:
. RMG Fellowship Office in the Research Management Group more >>
All other Schools: Office of Sponsored Research Contract Officer. Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this new DoResearch webpage >>


List of NRSA F Series award Program Announcements

 

Search Tips
Graduate students: Are you in a dual M.D./Ph.D. programs or in Ph.D. degree program?
  • Go to the pre-doc list below. Per the titles, two are devoted specifically for indviduals in dual M.D./Ph.D. programs. The other two are for those in Ph.D. programs. See the eligibility criteria for the specific program announcement
Postdocs & Pre-docs: How do I know which program would best fit my research project/topic?
  • Go to the list of program announcements under the postdoc list or the pre-doc list below.
  • Click on the individual program announcement. All of the participating institutes/centers will be listed under the title of the program announcement. In most cases, just the title of the institute (i.e.., National Cancer Institute-NCI) will be self explanatory.
  • In other cases, you can click on the link to the institute and search for mission/research interests to see if your research might be a match
Postdocs & Pre-docs: If I am not sure about my eligibility or my topic, what do I do?
  • Click on the link for the program announcement provided in the postdoc list and the pre-doc list below.
  • If the program announcememt only has one participating institute (i.e., NINDS), then the program official you can contact to ask questions about your eligibility and topic will be listed in the announcement webpage.
  • If the program has mutliple participating institutes, then the program announcement has links to the table of institute/program contacts. The program official for the institute you might be interested will be on that separate webpage. He/she will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Postdocs & Pre-docs: Who received funding? Can I search for individuals who were recipients of previous fellowships?
  • Yes. First you'll need the previous specific FOA number (funding opportunity number).
  • Click on the link for the program announcement provided in the postdoc list and the pre-doc list below.
  • Review the program announcement webpage under the line entitled, "announcement type". It will say re-issue of ____ (i.e., PAR-XX-XXX or PA-XX-XXX  .That is the former FOA .
  • The "reissue of PA-XX-XXX or PAR-XX-XXX is also provided for your reference under each announcement on the lists.
  • Go to the NIH webpage: NIH RePORTer search tool >>, go to the FOA # search field (lower right hand side of the webpage) and enter the former FOA #, click on the "Submit Query" button at the bottom.
  • Your search result: You will receive a multi-page result that includes all of the names of the fellowship recipients, their institutions, project title (link to the abstract), amount of funding, etc. who were funded through that former program announcement. (Note: you can click on the column heading to sort the results.)

 

Funding Opportunity Announcements

 
Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcements


NIH PA-14-149 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32)

Participating institutes: NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NCCAM
Standard F32 deadline:   April 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8
AIDS-related deadlines:   May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: January 8, 2017
Guidelines:    
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-113.html
Institute/Center contacts for this Parent F32:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_F32.html



AHRQ Individual Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) PA-12-261
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (AHRQ)
Standard F32 deadlines: April 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8
Expiration date: Dec. 9, 2015
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-261.html


 

 

Pre-doctoral Fellowship Announcements


NIH PA-14-150 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30)

Participating institutes: NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NIMHD, NLM, NCCAM, ORIP
Standard F series deadlines: April 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: January 8, 2017
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-150.html
Institute and Center F30 contact webpage (contact these individuals for questions about your eligibility)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_F30.html

NIH PA-14-147 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)
Participating institutes: NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NIMHD, NLM, NCCAM, ORIP
Standard F Series deadlines: April 8, August 8, December 8
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: January 8, 2017
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-147.html
Institute and Center F31 contact webpage (contact these individuals for questions about your eligibility)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_F31.html


NIH PA-14-148 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)

Participating institutes: NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NIMHD, NLM, NCCAM, ORIP
Standard F31 diversity fellowship deadlines: April 13, August 13, December 13
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: January 8, 2017
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-148.html
Institute and Center F31 contact webpage (contact these individuals for questions about your eligibility)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_F31_diversity.html


NIH PAR-13-127  NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD-PhD Programs (F31)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Standard F Series deadlines: April 8, August 8, December 8
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: May 8, 2016
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-127.html




SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR NIH GRANTS.GOV FELLOWSHIPS (NRSAs)

Note: There is NO "Logon ID" for Grants.gov.
Stanford is registered as an institution.


Check the Lab Schedule to see which session will best support your submission date. See above >>
If you cannot make one of the labs, you can use our online materials as a 24/7 desktop reference materials below to help you access, download, and complete your NRSA application and internal Stanford documents.

Application Supprt Materials

Grants.gov Computer Session
Current labs see above >>


Grants.gov Computer Lab Materials

Class slides/notes and handouts
more >>


Application Tools (Updated 03/13/14)
Download the application,
Sample applications and instructions, etc.
Creating a Fellowship PDRF Form in SeRA
NIH Stipend Levels
NIH Grants Policy Statement
more >>


Biosketch Information

Templates and samples
more >>


F31 Diversity Eligibility Letter Attachment more >>


NIH eRA Commons Tools more >>
-Reference Letters
-NIH eCommons Username

eSubmit more >>

Contacts
Institutional Representatives
RMG Fellowship Office
Office of Sponsored Research Contract Officers
more >>

Fellowship Office and Other Websites
more >>

Training & Protocol Resources
-Research Compliance and otheer resources
-Responsible Conduct of Resarch
-Online NIH Training Tools
more >>


Post-Award Support

- NIH Public Access Law (link to Lane Library Open Access webpage >>)

THE APPLICATION

  • NRSA Individual Postdoctoral and Pre-doctoral Fellowship
    Funding Opportunities - see above list of NRSA program announcements >>.
    Click on the link provided to view and download the program announcement you are interested in.

  • Application tools
    • Sample Grants.gov Fellowship Application Package
      This is a sample of what your application will look like. We've filled out some of the forms and indicated areas you should be aware of when completing your application. Don't copy this - it's just an example!   
      Download PDF file (rev. 03/13/14) pdf file
    • Stanford Instructions for completing the SF424R&R form
      These instructions are specific to the NRSA Fellowships. They will guide you as you complete the "Face Page"of the application with information about Stanford, yourself, your project, etc. (see pages 3 & 4 of the "Sample Grants.gov Application Package" above).
      Download Word document file (revised 03/13/14) Word
    • NIH Grants.gov Individual Fellowship Application Guide
      Download the most current application instructions (Choose the "Individual Fellowship Application Guide SF424 (R&R)" from the Instructions and Other Information section). more >>
      Download the PDF version and open the bookmarks; most of the information you'll need to complete your application will be found in Sections 4 & 5. Look for the screen-shots of the forms; the detailed instructions for each form follow the screenshot.
    • PDRF Form
      Download "Creating Fellowship Proposal Development and Routing Forms (PDRF) in SeRA Quick Guide more >>

  • NIH Stipend Levels more >>
  • NIH Grants Policy Statement more >>
Biosketch Information (copied directly from the NIH Fellowship Instructions)
  • If you are applying for a predoctoral or postdoctoral fellowship, use this custom biographical sketch format page:
    Download Word document
    word document
  • See a sample of a completed Fellowship Biographical Sketch:
    Download Word documen
    t word document
  • The Biographical Sketches may not exceed four pages per person. This 4-page limit includes the table at the top of the first page and pertains to ALL biosketches in the application.
  • The Sponsor and Co-Sponsor(s) use this Biographical Sketch Format
    Download Word document
    word document
F31 Diversity
Are you doing an F31 Diversity application? If so, you will need to include a separate attachment on your diversity eligibility.
  • School of Medicine, the Fellowship Manager will complete the Diversity Eligibility letter and attach it to the application. You must download the Word document template for the letter below,
    Download the Word document word document
    fill in the requested information in the letter and send it via email attachment it to the Fellowship Manager, Debra Porzio, in the Research Management Group (RMG) at dporzio@stanford.edu
  • Other schools (TBA)
eRA Commons Tools
  • Reference Letters - You (the Applicant) will have at least three (and no more than five) references submitted on your behalf using the NIH Fellowship Reference Form: Download Word document word.
  • Your referees will go to eRA Commons Website and select the "Reference Letter" link more >>
  • We recommend you complete the top and bottom section of the form and email it to your referees ASAP and remind them to upload to eRA Commons before the deadline.
  • Applicants can direct their referees to the Individual Fellowship Application Guide SF424 (R&R) more >>   then go to Section 5.4, Part B. Instructions for Referees.
    You will need to be sure they have the following three pieces of information:
    • PD/PI (Fellowship applicant - this is YOU) Commons User ID
    • PD/PI’s Last Name, as it appears on the PD/PI’s Commons account (be sure you have checked the spelling of your name on your Commons account AND your application)
    • The Funding Opportunity Announcement Number for which you are applying (e.g., "PA-09-210")
eSubmit
eSubmit
is Stanford's drop box for electronic research proposals and provides storage, routing and tracking features. Potential users include faculty, departmental staff, and central office staff who participate in the creation, approval and submission of these electronic proposals. eSubmit is used to:
  • Share files between multiple people for editing and reviewing, and
  • Allow multiple people access Grants.gov application packages for editing and reviewing
  • Create consistent naming and version control of files
  • Route the completed grant application package to an Institutional Rep for review and submission to Grants.gov.
  • For complete information, see the eSubmit section on the Grants.gov at Stanford webpage more >>

Contacts

Institutional Representatives - These are the Administrative or Business Officials who will "Sign" and submit your application on behalf of Stanford University and obtain your NIH Commons Username

School of Medicine: Debra Porzio, Phone: 650-736-0767 dporzio@stanford.edu

All Other Schools: Check the list (or ask the department administrator you are working with who your "OSR Representative" is). Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this new DoResearch webpage >>

Fellowship Offices/Websites
  • Research Management Group (RMG) Fellowship Website
    This site has links specific to School of Medicine applicants, as well as tools for all applicants. more >>
  • Stanford Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Website
    Website for The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for Stanford University' contains links to the handbook, educational information (including the Responsible Conduct of Research class), events, etc.. more >>
  • School of Engineering Research Administration
    School of Engineering Management of Postdoctoral Fellowships; this site has the process specifically for the School of Engineering Postocs. more >>

TRAINING & PROTOCOL RESOURCES

Some research will require other training or protocols to be complete before funds can be dispersed. You don’t have to complete it at the time of proposal, but will have to before research can commence. Here are some Research Compliance and other resources to help you:

 
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
The NIH requires formal training in the responsible conduct of research. Per the NIH, Instruction must be undertaken at least once during each career stage, and at a frequency of no less than once every four years. Stanford has a specific class to address this:

Med 255 Responsible Conduct of Research Class
more >>
  • An attachment is required for all applications (limit one-page) addressing 1) Format, 2) Subject Matter to be covered, 3) Faculty Participation, 4) Duration of instruction, 5) Frequency of instruction
  • Check the detailed NIH policy on RCR: Download PDF file PDF file
    and use this sample as a guide: Download PDF file PDF file
  • Additional NIH resources are available online more >>
  •  

Online Training Tools
  • On May 30, 2007 Dr. Stephen Korn, Director of Training and Career Development NIH/NINDS, presented Guide to NIH K Awards (sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs). Check the recorded session online (there is an opening session on the page as well; both will start running at the same time and you will need to pause one of the presentations)
    More (SUNET ID required) >>

  • In June 2011 Dr. Christopher Dant presented Writing the NEW NIH Grant. The handout materials and recorded session are available on the Lane Library website.
    More >>
GRANTS.GOV COMPUTER LAB ONLINE MATERIALS (CLASS SLIDES, NOTES, HANDOUTS)

If you cannot come to a hands-on lab session, you can access our class materials online

Class Slides/notes
Open the Powerpoint (updated 2/2012) in "Notes" View. There is a lot of information in the notes (which you can print if you need) and there are also "hot" links on the slides if you run the powerpoint in "Slide Show" view (the links are also on this webpage above and contained in the notes).   
Download Powerpoint presentation
powerpoint

Class Handouts

The following documents are handed out in the labs and used as samples and instructions when we're completing the application forms. You should open and view or print them to see how your application and forms should be filled out.

  • Sample Grants.gov Fellowship Application Package
    This is a sample of what your application will look like. We've filled out some of the forms and indicated areas you should be aware of when completing your application. Don't copy this - it's just an example!   
    Download PDF file pdf file

  • Stanford Instructions for completing the SF424R&R form
    These instructions are specific to the NRSA Fellowships. They will guide you as you complete the "Face Page"of the application with information about Stanford, yourself, your project, etc. (see pages 3 & 4 of the "Sample Grants.gov Application Package" above). Complete this form first!
    Download PDF file (updated 06/13) pdf

  • Internal Stanford Routing/SeRA PDRF - Use the Proposal Development and Routing Form (PDRF) online tool on the SeRA website. more >>

    • Click "Go to My Dahsboard, version 2"
    • Select "Initiate New Proposal" from the left menu
    • Use the guidance online Creating Fellowship PDRFs in SeRA
      Download PDF file pdf file
    • eSubmit Instruction Sheet for Fellowships - Use these tips to set up the eSubmit electronic drop-box. Download PDF file pdf file
    • If you have questions, please call 650-725-9830 and we will help you.

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