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Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers

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 NIMH Research Training and Career Development representative in the appropriate Division well before preparing an application. The Program Officer 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 Awards (NIH RePORTER)*Funding Opportunity Information
F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)

BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) 
K99 NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99)
K99 (MOSAIC) Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) 
K99 (BRAIN) BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) 
K22 Mentored Career Transition Award for Intramural Fellows (K22)

* The NIH RePORTER  is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of both intramural and extramural NIH-funded research projects. 

Read the NIMH NRSA Fellowship FAQs to learn more. 

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. You can find relevant policy notices in the “Related Notices” section of each funding announcement.

NIMH-specific policies and other relevant notices