NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity


The NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship for Students with Disabilities will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. (or equivalent research degree), or the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree (or other combined professional research doctoral degrees) in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. The intent of this Predoctoral Fellowship Program is to encourage students with disabilities to seek graduate degrees and thus further the goal of increasing the number of scientists with disabilities who are prepared to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral research.


Individuals with disabilities, or from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing advanced degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The Fellowship applicant must have a baccalaureate degree and be currently enrolled in an eligible doctoral program. At the time of appointment, students must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Award Amount

In FY 2000, the NRSA stipend was $15,060. The awarding NIH institute or center will adjust awards as the stipend is changed. The NIH will offset the combined cost of tuition and fees and self-only or family health insurance (as appropriate) at the following rate: 100 percent of all costs up to $3,000 and 60 percent of costs above $3,000.



Fall, Spring, and Summer