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Funding Opportunities for MD/PhD and other Dual-Degree Students

  • The F30 funding opportunity is appropriate for MD/PhD and other dual-degree students who are U.S. citizens and seek support for their integrated research and clinical training.
  • The F31 funding opportunity is appropriate for MD/PhD and other dual-degree students seeking training and funding during only the PhD phase.
  • The F31 – Diversity funding opportunity is appropriate for individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding opportunity will support either integrated research and clinical training, similar to the F30, or research training only.

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) (PA-16-305 seeks applications from students at institutions with currently active, NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30) (PA-16-306 seeks applications from students at institutions without currently active, NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs)


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)

* 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