NIH NRSA F-series Guidance

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

      Grad  Program                       Contact Email
Biomedical Informatics
Samantha Plouffe  samantha_plouffe@brown.edu
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Irena Cunningham irena_nedeljkovic@brown.edu
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry Ann Pham  thu_pham@brown.edu 
Pathobiology Denise Capoverde denise_capoverde@brown.edu

Biomedical Engineering

Biotechnology

Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Kris McCutcheon kristin_mccutcheon@brown.edu
Neuroscience Mary-Ellen Flinn
mary-ellen_flinn@brown.edu

Department Contacts for Submitting a Postdoc Proposal

Department    Contact    Email
Center for Biomedical Informatics Samantha Plouffe 
samantha_plouffe@brown.edu
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Irena Cunningham irena_nedeljkovic@brown.edu
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biotechnology (MCB) Ann Pham  thu_pham@brown.edu 
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology (MMI) Denise Capoverde
denise_capoverde@brown.edu
Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology (MPPB Kris McCutcheon kristin_mccutcheon@brown.edu
Neuroscience Mary-Ellen Flinn mary-ellen_flinn@brown.edu
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (PLM) Amy Sousa amy_sousa@brown.edu
Psychiatry & Human Behavior (PHB) Stacey Soares stacey_sores@brown.edu

Fellowship Questionnaire:

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:
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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 melissa_hoh@brown.edu