NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Degree Level: Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Special Consideration: Extreme financial need, or Underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or Disabilities

Location: United States

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: Please check website below for the specific date.


The NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree; or another formally combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in  biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences.  These fellowships will enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, health services, and clinical research labor force in the United States by providing opportunities for academic institutions to identify and recruit students from diverse population groups to seek graduate degrees in health-related research and apply for this fellowship.  The overall goal of this program is to increase the number of scientists from diverse population groups who are prepared to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, clinical, or health services research. 

Award Details

Amount: Annual stipend; varies depending on experience level ($21,180 for predoctoral)

Duration: 3-5 years

Degree: currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree program

Fields of Study: biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences