National Institute Of Health National Research Service Awards


The National Institute on Aging, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the Office of Dietary Supplements provide Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards to individuals for combined MD/PhD fellowship training. The participating Institutes award this Kirschstein-NRSA individual fellowship to promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent, highly trained physician-scientists, including patient-oriented physician-scientists in their scientific mission areas. This funding opportunity supports individual predoctoral fellowships with the expectation that these training opportunities will increase the number of future investigators in basic, translational and clinical research who are physician scientists.


Only U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent residents. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited MD/PhD program at a medical school, accepted in a related scientific PhD program, and supervised by a mentor in that scientific discipline.

Award Amount

The NIH will reimburse 100 percent of the cost of tuition up to $3,000 and 60 percent of that cost above $3,000 for the fellow.



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