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Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

The following funding opportunities are available through NIMH for individuals in the postdoctoral stage of training.

NIMH strongly encourages prospective applicants to consult with the appropriate Program Officer well in advance of preparing an application. We will discuss the relevance of your proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities, provide guidance on the proposed research and training plans, and help identify the most appropriate funding opportunity for your research and training.

Links to Funded Award Examples*

Link to the Funding Opportunity (Provides application instructions, information on eligibility, review criteria, etc.)


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) 


NIH Pathway to Independence Award  (Parent K99/R00)

* For a complete list of funded awards and grants please visit NIH RePORTER. 

Link to NRSA FAQs 

NIMH-Specific Policies and Other Relevant Notices