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Eligibility by Career Level

Post Doctorate
Postdoctoral fellows and physician scientists in research fellowship training may be supported by training grants (T32s) and/or fellowships (F32s) for up to three years.  This NRSA funding cannot be used for specialized clinical training.

​If your doctoral degree was earned more than 3-4 years ago, consider the K-series awards​ for Junior Faculty/Transition.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

 Individual Awards

 

Individual Awards

Funding MechanismDescriptionMore Information
F32 Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Supports postdoctoral fellows to pursue mentored research training  prior to applying for a faculty position.​​
NIH Mechanism Details
K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
​Supports the initial phase of a Career/Research Transition award program that provides 1-2 years of mentored support for highly motivated, advanced postdoctoral research scientists.
NIDDK Mechanism Details
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L30 Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers
NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans if you are actively engaged in clinical research.​
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L40 Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Researchers
NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans if you are actively engaged in research related to a pediatric disease or disease model.​
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
K12 Physician Scientist Award
Award to an institution to support several individuals as they transition from fellowship to faculty while pursuing a research project with the help of a mentor(s).  ​
NIH Mechanism Details
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
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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
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
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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  If you think you may qualify as a New Investigator, or an Early Stage Investigator, review the New and Early Stage Investigator page.