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NIH F Applications and You. Steps for BGS students applying for individual predoctoral NRSAs* *Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards. Reasons to apply. Helps jump start dissertation research Grant writing experience is valuable Great award/honor on your CV

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Nih f applications and you

NIH F Applications and You

Steps for BGS students applying for individual predoctoral NRSAs*

*Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards


Reasons to apply

Reasons to apply

  • Helps jump start dissertation research

  • Grant writing experience is valuable

  • Great award/honor on your CV

  • ~$2,750 for lab supplies, travel

  • Benefits mentor: frees up research grant funds for other uses

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3 types of indiv predoc nrsas

3 types of indiv. predoc. NRSAs

  • F30: for MD/PhD and other CDs

  • F31: to promote Diversity

  • F31: for Dissertation research related to particular institutes of NIH

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F30 md phd vmd phd etc

F30 MD/PhD, VMD/PhD, etc.

  • Up to 6 years of support, excluding other NRSA (e.g., MSTP or other TG) support

  • Ideal time to apply: upon picking thesis lab

  • Note that not all institutes participate; check the list to see if any are relevant to your research

  • Deadlines: 4/8, 8/8, 12/8

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F30 participating institutes

F30 Participating Institutes

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA), (http://www.nia.nih.gov/)National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), (http://www.niaaa.nih.gov)National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), (http://www.nidcd.nih.gov)National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), (http://www.niddk.nih.gov)National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), (http://www.nida.nih.gov)National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH), (http://www.niehs.nih.gov)National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), (http://www.nimh.nih.gov)National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), (http://www.ninds.nih.gov)Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), (http://ods.od.nih.gov)

  • National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) has its own F30 Program Announcement:

    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-232.html

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F31 diversity

F31 Diversity

  • Up to 5 years of support, excluding other NRSA support (from training grants)

  • Ideal time to apply: once you have identified your research interests, can be as early as your first year

  • Virtually all NIH institutes participate

  • Deadlines: 4/13, 8/13, 12/13

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F31 diversity participating insts

F31 Diversity Participating Insts.

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI), (http://www.nci.nih.gov/)National Eye Institute (NEI), (http://www.nei.nih.gov/)National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov)National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), (http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/)National Institute on Aging (NIA), (http://www.nia.nih.gov/)National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), (http://www.niaaa.nih.gov /)National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/)National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), (http://www.niams.nih.gov/)National Inst. of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), (http://www.nibib.nih.gov/)National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), (http://www.nichd.nih.gov/)National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), (http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/)National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/)National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), (http://www.niddk.nih.gov/)National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), (http://www.nida.nih.gov/)National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), (http://www.niehs.nih.gov)National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), (http://www.nigms.nih.gov)National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/)National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/)National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), (http://www.ninr.nih.gov/)National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), (http://www.nccam.nih.gov/)National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), (http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/)Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), (http://www.ods.od.nih.gov)

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F31 dissertation

F31 Dissertation

  • Up to 5 years of support

  • Ideal time to apply: after starting dissertation research

  • Note that not all institutes participate; check the list to see if any are relevant to your research (most BGS students with these awards are NGG or PHRM)

  • Deadlines: 4/8, 8/8, 12/8

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F31 dissertation participating insts

F31 Dissertation Participating Insts.

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA), http://www.nia.nih.gov/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), http://www.niaaa.nih.govNational Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),http://www.nida.nih.gov/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),http://www.nimh.nih.govNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), http://www.ninds.nih.govNational Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), http://www.nccam.nih.govOffice of Dietary Supplements (ODS), http://ods.od.nih.gov/

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Application info resources

Application Info & Resources

  • F Kiosk: http://grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm

    Select appropriate F30 or F31 program announcement here

  • SF424 (R&R): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_Fellowship.pdf

    Individual Fellowship Application Guide

  • Forms:

    • Marianne (below) will send you a partially pre-populated pdf to complete

    • For fellowship-specific biosketch and reference form, go to:http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms

  • Marianne Williams, Finance Office

    -- for BGS, MD-PhD, and VMD-PhD students

    [email protected]

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General

General

  • All done via eRA Commons of Grants.gov

  • Contact Marianne to set up your account

  • Marianne will fill out basics of the forms for you, e.g., budget, previous NRSA support, etc.

  • Although electronic submission began in 2009, successful NRSA applicants from before 2009 are available for general advice; contact the Graduate Student Center or Marianne for student mentors

  • Your advisor and graduate group chair (and CD director if applicable) are great resources

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Identifying the institute

Identifying the institute

  • Determine which institute(s) of NIH is the best fit for your project (discuss this with your PI)

  • Contact the fellowship program officer at the institute(s) by phone to discuss your proposal and how it might fit with the institute’s scientific goals; see numbers on p. I-3 of the Application Guide

  • Prepare a cover letter to be submitted with your proposal that refers to the conversation and the program officer by name (part of “Other Attachments”)

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Once you have your partially completed forms from marianne

Once you have your partially-completed forms from Marianne

  • Complete the highlighted sections; ask Marianne if you have any questions

  • Note that YOU are the PI; enter your name, contact info., and use special fellowship biosketch

  • Your mentor is the Senior/Key Person 1, aka Sponsor; enter his/her info. and biosketch

  • If your mentor is a junior faculty member, you might benefit from a Co-Sponsor (a tenured faculty member with relevant research and training experience)

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Research training plan

Research Training Plan

  • 10 page limit, including figures, charts, tables, and diagrams: combine sections before uploading to monitor length

  • Pay close attention to instructions on font, headers (none), page numbers (none), etc.

  • Get early input from advisor & GG chair!

    • 1. Intro (resubmissions only)

    • 2. Specific Aims

    • 3. Background and Significance

    • 4. Preliminary Studies/Progress Report

    • 5. Research Design & Methods

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Other components

Other Components

  • Human Subjects (Y/N): From Mentor

  • Vertebrate Animals (Y/N): From Mentor

  • Resource Sharing Plan: From Mentor

  • Respective Contributions: See sample on next page

  • Selection of Sponsor and Institution: Write a paragraph on each

  • Responsible Conduct of Research:

    Finance Office provides latest BGS version

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Respective contributions sample

Respective Contributions - sample

  • RESPECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS

    This proposal is an extension of my candidacy exam. I am primarily responsible for the ideas and experiments outlined in this document. Through discussions with my sponsor, Dr. __________, I was able to focus my hypothesis and refine my experimental approach to maximize feasibility. I prepared this document independently but consulted with Dr. ____ for suggestions before finalizing the proposal. Figure 2 is the work of a former undergraduate student, ____ . I will perform the described experiments independently. I will seek guidance from Dr. ____ when interpreting data and troubleshooting experiments.

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Candidate information

Candidate Information

  • Degree Sought and Field of Training

  • Current/Prior NRSA Support: Finance Office provides

  • Applications for Concurrent Support (Y/N)

  • Goals for Fellowship Training [Attach]: See instructions;up to 2 page; make sure goals relate to institute’s goals

  • Activities Planned Under Award [Attach]: Brief table, usually indicating 100% research

  • Doctoral Diss/Research Exper [Attach]: Important to describe previous research experience, including rotations, as well as dissertation info.; see instructions; up to 2 pages

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Other components1

Other Components

  • Budget:

    Finance Office will provide

  • Appendix:

    Optional – not clear what if anything needs to be provided here for F applications

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Research related

Research & Related

  • Project/Performance Site Location(s):

    Use your lab address

  • Other Project Information: See instructions

    • Misc. Y/N Questions

    • Project Summary/Abstract [Attach]

    • Project Narrative [Attach]

    • Bibliography & References Cited [Attach]

    • Other Attachments: See next slide

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Research related cont

Research & Related, Cont.

  • Other Project Information, Cont.

    • Other Attachments

      • Sponsor Page (Details on Next Slide)

      • Cover letter requesting assignment [Attach]

      • List of Referees [Attach]

      • Training Potential [Attach]

      • Additional Education Info. [Attach]:

        Any grades or test scores not listed on biosketch

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Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Sponsor Page of “Other Attachments”

    • Research Support Available [Attach]

    • Previous Trainees [Attach]

    • Training Plan, Environment & Research Facilities [Attach]

    • # of Trainees Supervised During Fellowship [Attach]

    • Applicant’s Qualifications and Potential for Research Career [Attach]

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Additional other attachments

Additional “Other Attachments”

  • If a Diversity applicant, letter from BGS Director [Attach]

  • If an F30 applicant, statement on institutional environment and commitment to training

    (Skip Brass letter available from MD/PhD office)

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Letters of recommendation 3 5

Letters of Recommendation (3-5)

  • NOT mentor/sponsor (since s/he writes statement about your qualifications in the grant)

  • Usually the graduate group chair, CD head and/or program chair (if applicable), rotation advisor, thesis committee member, or faculty research collaborator

  • Must use fellowship-specific form and be submitted electronically

    https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/reference/submitRefereeInformation.jsp

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Steps to take

Steps to Take

  • ≥30 days prior to deadline:

    • Contact Finance Office, [email protected]

    • Provide sponsor with link and forms; graduate group chair can help with info. about training

    • Get 3 referees on board; make sure they use the required form

  • ≥ 10 days prior to deadline:

    • Complete your forms & attachments

    • Have your advisor review application

  • ≥ 3 days prior to deadline:

    • Everything in final form for Univ. review

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Grant application package

Grant Application Package

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Application page 1

Application Page 1

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Application page 2

Application Page 2

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Research related senior key person profile expanded

RESEARCH & RELATED: Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded)

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Phs fellowship supplemental form

PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form

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Phs fellowship supplemental form cont

PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form, cont.

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Phs fellowship supplemental form cont1

PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form, Cont.

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Research related project performance site location s

RESEARCH & RELATED: Project/ Performance Site Location(s)

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Research related other project information

RESEARCH & RELATED Other Project Information

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11 other attachments detail

11. Other Attachments, detail

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