Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research
Service Award (NRSA) Individual
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is one of many Institutes in the National Institutes of Health that participate in the "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)". This program offers
health scientists the opportunity to receive full-time research
training for up to 3 years in areas that reflect the national
need for biomedical, clinical and behavioral research in cardiovascular,
pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders. These grants are
not intended for study leading to the M.D., D.O., D.D.S., or
equivalent professional degrees, nor do they support residency
When the fellowship begins, the applicant must have received
a doctoral degree and have arranged to work with a sponsor
affiliated with an institution that has the staff and facilities
needed for the proposed training. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens, noncitizen nationals, or legal permanent residents
of the U.S. Training can be conducted abroad if the site provides
opportunities that are not available in this country.
F32 Program Announcement (PA-14-149)
Who is eligible? All postdoctoral individuals who
are eligible according to the NRSA F32 guidelines. Please
review thoroughly the F32 eligibility requirements and the
duration of support section in the program announcement.
The opportunities? Research training
Duration of support? Full-time for up to 3 years
Where? At research institutions
Applications due? April 8, August 8, and December
Allowable Costs: This F32 award provides a stipend, funds towards tuition and fees, and an Institutional Allowance which can be used to help defray fellowship expenses such as health insurance, research supplies, equipment, books, and travel to scientific meetings. See NOT-OD-14-046 for details.
Payback: One month of payback for each month of training,
up to a maximum of 12 months. This requirement can be fulfilled
by teaching or research (a minimum of 20 hours per week) on
a continuous basis, beginning within 2 years after support
How to apply: Applications submitted in response to
this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance
must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov using the SF 424 Research and Related
(R&R) forms and the SF 424 (R&R) Individual Fellowship Application Guide for use by NIH and AHRQ applicants.
Page Limitations: All page limitations described in the SF424 (R&R) Individual Fellowship Application Guide and the Table of Page Limits must be followed.
Letters of Reference
Applicants must carefully follow the SF424 (R&R) Individual
Fellowship Application Guide, including the time period for
when letters of reference will be accepted (letters are due
by the application due date as described in
It is important to note that neither the sponsor nor any co-sponsor
of this application can be counted as a confidential reference.
The sponsor/cosponsor's recommendation is included as part
of the application. Applications lacking the appropriate
required reference letters will not be reviewed. This is a
separate process from submitting an application electronically.
Reference letters are submitted directly through the
Commons Submit Reference Letter link and not through Grants.gov.
Resources for F32 Candidates:
The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the
for Applications/Proposals & Program Announcements.
NHLBI's Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) Program Description
- Please contact the following NHLBI staff member if
you have questions about this award:
- Wayne C. Wang, Ph.D.
Office of Research Training and Career Development
- Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
- Rockledge II Building, Room 8140
- 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7940
- Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7940
- Telephone: (301) 435-0535
- FAX: (301) 480-7404
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: March 2014