NIH NRSA Fellowships:
The purpose of the NRSA predoctoral program (F31) is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientists, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research.
The purpose of the NRSA postdoctoral fellowship (F32) is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
FIRST Step: If you are thinking about submitting an F31/F32 proposal please reach out to your department contact below.
Department Contacts for Submitting a Predoc Proposal
|Ecology & Evolutionary Biology||Irena Cunninghamemail@example.com|
|Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry||Ann Phamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
Department Contacts for Submitting a Postdoc Proposal
|Center for Biomedical Informatics||Samantha Plouffe
|Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB)||Irena Cunninghamemail@example.com|
|Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biotechnology (MCB)||Ann Phamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Molecular Microbiology & Immunology (MMI)||Denise Capoverde
|Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology (MPPB||Kris McCutcheonemail@example.com|
|Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (PLM)||Amy Sousafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Psychiatry & Human Behavior (PHB)||Stacey Soaresemail@example.com|
- Brown BioMed Fillable Fellowship Questionnaire (Once completed email to your department contact: refer to tables above)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Resources for Submitting an F-series Fellowship:
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR):
Grant Writing Advice:
Core Research Facilities:
Sample F31/F32 Applications:
- Sample Predoctoral F31 Application
- The The BioMed Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies has a library of successfully funded NIH F31 and F32 fellowships. To arrange access to the Library please contact Brenda Slaney (401)863-2067.
Help Building A BioSketch:
The Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv), which serves as an interagency system designed to create biosketches for multiple federal agencies, will be updated by the end of December to support the new biosketch format and to address some issues found in testing.
SciENcv pulls information from available resources making it easy to develop a repository of information that can be readily updated and modified to prepare future biosketches. A YouTube video provides instructions for using SciENcv.
Diversity Fellowship Note:
Diversity Fellowships may require a letter from the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or from Disability Support Services if you are applying as an individual with a disability.
- Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: Elizabeth Harrington, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
- Student Employee Accessibility Service Office (SEAS): Catherine Axe, Associate Dean and Director of SEAS
Help with Grants:
Melissa Walsh, PhD, in the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies holds office hours every Monday from 1-3pm for anyone who wants assistance with grants. Melissa can be reached at (401)863-6279 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org