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Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases

Office of Minority Health Research Coordination

Eligibility by Career Level

​​​Doctoral/Medical Student
Graduate students may be eligible​le for support from an NIDDK-funded training grant​ or from an individual fellowship (F31 or diversity F31).

Medical students enrolled in an MD, PhD program are eligible for individual fellowship (F30) support. NIDDK also supports medical students for both short-term (2-3 months) and for year-long research experiences.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​Awards that are for the training or career development of a single applicant.​​​
 

 Individual Awards

 

Individual Awards

Funding MechanismDescriptionMore Information
F30 Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) for M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship
Support for students enrolled in MD/PhD, or equivalent combined degree programs, once they have identified a dissertation project.
NIH Mechanism Details
F31 Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Support for students enrolled in a doctoral degree program (usually PhD) once they have identified a mentor and have chosen a dissertation research project.
NIH Mechanism Details

Awards that are under the direction of a senior faculty member who is responsible for selecting trainees or scholars. View our institutional training program locations​.​​
 

 Institutional Awards

 

Institutional Awards

Funding MechanismDescriptionMore Information
T32 Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Award to an institution to support several individuals, selected by the institution, in either short-term, predoctoral, and/or postdoctoral training positions with experienced mentors.
NIDDK Mechanism Details
NIH Mechanism Details
T32 Diversity NRSA Diversity Supplement Award
Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
NIDDK Mechanism Details
T32 MSRT Medical Student Research Training Supplement
​Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
NIDDK Mechanism Details
T35 Short-Term National Research Service Award (NRSA)
​Provides 2-3 months of support for medical students, selected by the institution, to pursue research training during off-quarters or summer periods.​​
NIDDK Mechanism Details
NIH Mechanism Details
X01 Resource Access Program
​Invites eligible institutions to seek access to NIH research resources. This includes programs where institutions will request access to submit to the resource. It also includes programs where access to a NIH research resource is needed to conduct research.
NIH Mechanism Details

Awards to support a diverse scientific workforce.​
 

 Diversity Awards

 

Diversity Awards

Funding MechanismDescriptionMore Information
F31 Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Support for students enrolled in a doctoral degree program (usually PhD) once they have identified a mentor and have chosen a dissertation research project.
NIH Mechanism Details
T32 Diversity NRSA Diversity Supplement Award
Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
NIDDK Mechanism Details

​See About Funding Mechanisms for an overview of mechanisms commonly used by NIDDK to fund researchers.​​​​​​​​​