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Funding Opportunities for Predoctoral Fellows

The following funding opportunities are available through NIMH for individuals in the predoctoral 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.)

F30 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30) 

F31 **

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) 
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) 

R36 

Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity  (R36)

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

** The NIH RePORTER query for the F31 Predoctoral Awards includes Parent F31 and the Parent F31 – Diversity.

Link to NRSA FAQs 

NRSA Policy Updates  – Applicants are strongly encouraged to review NRSA policy updates before submitting an application. Failure to follow relevant policies may lead you to submit an incomplete application, which will not be reviewed. Relevant policy notices can also be found in the “Related Notices” section of each funding announcement.

NIMH-Specific Policies and other Relevant Notices