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Funding Opportunities for Predoctoral Researchers

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 NIMH Research Training and Career Development representative in the appropriate Division well in advance of 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 Award (NIH RePORTER)*Funding Opportunity Information
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)
F99 NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award 
R36 Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36)

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

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

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. Relevant policy notices can also be found in the “Related Notices” section of each funding announcement.

NIMH-specific policies and other relevant notices