Fellowships (F Series) and Training (T Series)

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Training grants are divided into fellowship awards (F Series) which is aimed at individual researchers and training awards (T Series) which are secured by senior investigators or institutions.

Fellowships (F Series):

F32-NRSA for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows - provides individual fellowships to postdoctoral trainees. Duration up to three years, not renewable.  The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising Fellowship Applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

F33-NRSA for Individual Senior Fellows - provides opportunities for established scientists to make major changes in the direction of their research careers, broaden their scientific background, or acquire new research capabilities. Generally used by associate professors for support during sabbaticals. Duration up to two years, not renewable.

Training Grants (T Series):


T35-NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants - provides research training during off-quarters or summer periods for health professional students, usually medical students. Senior investigators who head research or training programs at an institution generally apply for these grants. Duration up to five years, renewable.

T32-NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants - funds academic institutions for training predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates in areas within an NIH institutes mission. Senior investigators who head research or training programs at an institution generally apply for these grants. Five-year duration, renewable.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- support scientists who are members of an underrepresented group at the following levels: high school, undergraduate, medical, graduate, postdoctoral, and junior faculty. The principal investigator of a "parent" grant applies.