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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



 

Eligibility



You are encouraged to review the program announcements for eligibility criteria then contact the NIH institute program official listed in each program announcement to discuss your eligibility and your research project to determine if you are considering the correct institute for your application.  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).


 

nih 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.



 

nih nrsa f series computer lab sessions

  

We will be completing your REAL application in ASSIST and completing some of the administrative sections in these hands-on lab sessions. This training is completely web based. We will be completing the required Stanford-specific internal routing form in the SeRA system. Debra Porzio from the Research Management Group (RMG) Fellowship Office and other RMG staff 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. 3-hour grants.gov computer lab sessions will be announced for those submitting applications.

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 >> (note: these materials will be updated prior to the first June computer lab sessions)


NIH NRSA F Series Grants.gov Computer Lab Sessions


Sign up for one 3 hour session:

How do I register? Register via STARS in AXESS. Search using "grants", then select "DOR-1218")
Problems with registration? Please send an email to Angelika Pahulu at apahulu@stanford.edu

Searchable Campus map: http://campus-map.stanford.edu/


Required for those submitting applications for the April standard deadlines. These sessions will cover the new Forms-E required for all applications submitted on or after Jan. 25, 2018.

DOR-1218-022018A   Feb. 20, 2018   9 a.m. to 12 noon
DOR-1218-022018B   Feb. 20, 2018   1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Birch Lab B, 215 Panama Street

DOR-1218-022718A   Feb. 27, 2018   9 a.m. to 12 noon
DOR-1218-022718B   Feb. 27, 2018   1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Birch Lab B, 215 Panama Street

DOR-1218-031318A   March 13, 2018   9 a.m. to 12 noon
DOR-1218-031318B   March 13, 2018   1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Birch Lab B, 215 Panama Street

DOR-1218-032018A   March 20, 2018   9 a.m. to 12 noon
DOR-1218-032018B   March 20, 2018   1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Birch Lab B, 215 Panama Street

 

 

 

faqs

 


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://biosciences.stanford.edu/current/grants-fellowships/
https://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/about-proposals/successful-proposal-writing
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. However, please bring your iPhone or SMART phone so you can access the two-step authentication code if needed.

 

 

 

institutional representatives

 


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


School of Medicine PIs:
T
he RMG Fellowship Office-Debra Porzio (webpage >>)
Please read-the School of Medicine Internal Proposal deadline policy and best practices for submitting grants and fellowships: The internal proposal deadline is "the complete by date” (i.e., fully approved and completed PDRF form, application materials, etc.) and not the "let’s get started date”. See the following website for details:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/som_internal_deadline_policy.html


PIs in other schools:
Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Contract and Grant Officer Pre-Award department assignments DoResearch webpage >>.
OSR Internal proposal deadline policy PDF file >>




 

list of nih nrsa f series award program announcements

 

 

 

 

search tips

 


STEP #1- Which program announcement is best for me?

Graduate students:
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

Postdoctoral fellows:
See the postdoc list >> below for program announcements



STEP #2 - 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




STEP #3: how do I confirm my eligibility and whether my topic is a good fit with a specific NIH institute?
Important- contact the NIH program official

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.




STEP #4- 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 / program announcements

 

 

Postdoctoral fellowship announcements

 

  


NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32)
(PA-16-307)
Participating institutes:NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINR, NIMHD, NCCIH
Standard F32 deadline:   April 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8
AIDS-related deadlines:   May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: May 8, 2019
Guidelines:    
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-307.html
Institute/Center contacts for this Parent F32:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/parent_F32.html

 

BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) RFA-MH-18-510
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Purpose: to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. Applications are encouraged in any research area that is aligned with the BRAIN Initiative, including neurotics.
In order to maximize the training potential of this program encourages applications from individuals who have not yet completed their terminal doctoral degree and who expect to do so within 12 months of the application due date. On the application due date, candidates may not have completed more than 12 months of postdoctoral training. the F32 award,
This FOA does not allow applicants to propose to lead an independent clinical trial, but does allow applicants to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.
Deadlines: March 15, 2018; December 7, 2018; August 7, 2019; April 7, 2020
Program announcement:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-510.html



NIH NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) (PAR-16-458)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Individual F Series postdoctoral fellowship. Candidates are eligible to apply for support from this program from ~12 months prior to the start of the proposed postdoctoral position to within 12 months after starting in postdoctoral position.
Standard F Award deadlines: April 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8
Expiration date: Sept. 8, 2019
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-458.html


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) (PA-17-481)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in health services research, with a research interest in areas and priorities relevant to the mission of AHRQ.
Standard F32 deadlines: April 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8
Expiration date: Aug. 9, 2022
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-481.html

 

 


 

Pre-doctoral fellowship announcements

 

 

Parent Announcements:

NIH PA-16-305 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Students at Institutions with NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)

Participating institutes: NCI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIMH, NIMHD, NCCIH, ORIP
Standard F series deadlines: April 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: May 8, 2019
(CORRECTION) Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-305.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-16-309 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)
Participating institutes: NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NIDCD, NICHD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NIMHD, NLM, NCCIH, ORIP
Standard F Series deadlines: April 8, August 8, December 8
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: May 8, 2019
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-309.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-16-308 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, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NIMHD, NLM, NCCIH, ORIP
Standard F Series deadlines**: April 8, August 8, December 8
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: May 8, 2019
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-308.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
**New-Per NIH Notice NOT-OD-17-029, the NIH F31-diversity standard deadlines will be the same as the standard deadliines for the other RFAs: April 8, August 8, December 8

 

 



 

support materials for nih nrsa f series fellowships

 

Note: the following application materials will be updated prior the new NIH NRSA computer labs that begin in June because the application guidelines in the recently reissued program announcements have changed.

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

Internal Proposal deadline:
IMPORTANT: School of Medicine RMG Fellowship* and RPM Internal Proposal Deadline policy for grants, contracts, subcontracts and fellowships now enforced More >>


Computer Session
Current labs see above >>


Computer Lab Materials

*Updated Feb. 2016*
to include new class slides/notes and handouts, Materials include 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
Forms, Templates and samples
Updates effective 05/25/2016
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 other resources
-Responsible Conduct of Research (updated 07/2017)
-Online NIH Training Tools
more >>


Post-Award Support

NIH Public Access Law
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. 02/22/2016) 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 2016 >>
  • NIH Grants Policy Statement (updated 09/2014) more >>
Biosketch Information

  • Postdoctoral Fellows and Pre-doctoral Students
    If you are applying for a fellowship, use this blank fellowship biographical sketch format page:
    Download Word Document word document

     

  • Instructions and Sample forms.
    Although postdoctoral fellows and pre-doctoral students will use the same blank NIH biosketch above, the NIH provides two sets of samples and instructions: one for postdoctoral fellows and one for pre-doctoral felllows:

    • Pre-doctoral Students: instructions and sample of a completed Pre-doctoral Fellowship Biographical Sketch:
      Download Word document word document
    • Postdoctoral Fellows: instructions and sample of a completed postdoctoral fellowship Biographical Sketch:
      Download Document word document


  • Faculty:
    • The Sponsor and Co-Sponsor(s) use the General Biographical Sketch Format
      and sample/instructions from this NIH webpage >>

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 (updated 07/2017):
    Download PDF file PDF file  Download Word document
  • 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 >>
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
(updated 06/14/16)
Download NIH F-Class Slides.pdf   pdf file
Download NIH F-Class ASSIST handout.pdf   pdf file
Download NIH NRSA checklist.pdf   pdf file


Internal Proposal deadline:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: School of Medicine RMG Fellowship* and RPM Internal Proposal Deadline policy for grants, contracts, subcontracts and fellowships webpage >>


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 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. 02/11/2015) 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

  • Biosketch Information (see the above section >>)

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