Career Level: Post Doctorate

  1. High School & Undergraduate Student
  2. Doctoral & Medical Student
  3. Post
    Doctorate
  4. Junior
    Faculty
  5. Established Investigator

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.

  1. Supports postdoctoral fellows to pursue mentored research training prior to applying for a faculty position.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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.

  1. 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).

  2. 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.  

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Awards to support a diverse scientific workforce.

  1. 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.

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