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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)

BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)


NIH Pathway to Independence Award


Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC)


Mentored Career Transition Award for Intramural Fellows

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

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