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
Required NIH NRSA Grantsgov computer lab sessions are **available** in February and March
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NRSA F Series program announcements
more >>


Grant writing resources more >>

School of Medicine Internal Proposal Deadline policy for grants, contracts, subcontracts and fellowships effective for sponsor deadlines on or after Feb. 1, 2015 more >>

New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications due on or after May 25, 2015. NIH notice >>





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").

Sign up for one 3 hour session if you plan to submit an NIH NRSA proposal for the April deadlines

Date Time STARS Code

ORA1218-021715A   Feb. 17,   9-12
ORA1218-021715B   Feb. 17,   1-4

ORA1218-021815A   Feb. 18,   9-12
ORA1218-021815B   Feb. 18,   1-4

ORA1218-031715A   March 17,  9-12
ORA1218-031715B   March 17,  1-4

ORA1218-031815A   March 18,  9-12
ORA1218-031815B   March 18,  1-4


Location:
All labs will be held in Polya Hall (PHIL) Lab Room 17B 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. 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 will be announced for those submitting applications for the April 8 and April 13th (F31-diversity) standard deadlines.

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

FAQ's
1. If I sign up for the computer lab session, am I commited to submit an application for the next standard deadline?
No, taking the class is not a commitment to submit. Often, attendees delay submitting their proposal until the next cycle. And, those same attendees who delay often choose to attend a second time closer to their deadline.

2. Will this course provide any suggestions on how to write a successful research proposal and/or tips about other attachments for specific research plans/career goals/etc.?
During the class, we review each of the attachments. However, the class does not focus on grant writing but on completing the administrative sections of the application so that you can focus more of your time outside of the class on the scientific elements of the proposal. There are a few grant writing resources on campus through Postdoctoral Affairs, Lane Library and elsewhere:
http://postdocs.stanford.edu/education/grantwritingacademy.html
https://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/about-proposals/successful-proposal-writing
https://lane.stanford.edu/classes-consult/laneclass.html?class-id=108
https://lane.stanford.edu/about/grantwriters.html

3. Can we bring our own iPad/laptop to the course to fill out electronic forms?
The lab is equipped with a PC for each student and we will upload the application to the Stanford eSUBMIT system before the end of the session. The eSUBMIT system is an online system which allows you to download your application from any location with an internet connection and a SuNET ID.

 

 

 

 

Institutional Representatives:


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


Internal Proposal deadline:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: School of Medicine RMG Fellowship* and RPM Internal Proposal Deadline policy for grants, contracts, subcontracts and fellowships effective for sponsor deadlines on or after Feb. 1, 2015
More >>

Institutional representatives:
*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-14-149.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 Support Materials

Grants.gov Computer Session
Current labs see above >>


Grants.gov Computer Lab Materials
*Updated* to include new class slides/notes and handouts, including sample application packets and **sample PDRF form** see below >>


Application Tools
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

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 *new resource*
More >>

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.
  • NIH Stipend Levels FY 2014 >>
  • NIH Grants Policy Statement (updated 09/2014) 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-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 DoResearch webpage >>
eRA Commons Tools
  • Reference Letters - You (the Applicant) will have at least three (and no more than five) references submitted on your behalf using eRA Commons.
  • Your referees will go to eRA Commons Website and select the "Reference Letter" link more >>
  • We recommend you email the instructions to your referees ASAP and remind them to complete in eRA Commons before the deadline.
  • Applicants can direct their referees to the Individual Fellowship Application Guide SF424 (R&R) more >>   then go to 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")

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 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:

  • Human Subjects-includes CITI training more >>
  • APLAC Homepage   more >>
  • Lab Animal Training/Vet Service more >>
  • Research & Lab Safety-Environmental Health & Safety more >>
  • IRB Rosters and Information more >>
 
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
  • 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 (Revised 09/2014) 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 >>(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

  • 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
    • Download sample PDRF form >>  PDF

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