The NINR is dedicated to enhancing and accelerating the development and maintenance of a community of nurse researchers committed to excellence in science. The NINR supports individuals beginning research training, as well as those continuing in the development of their research careers.
The National Research Service Awards (NRSA) enable scientists to be trained to conduct independent nursing research and to collaborate in interdisciplinary research through individual and institutional predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships.
The NRSA fellowships provide a monthly stipend, tuition, and institutional allowance to partially defray research training costs. These amounts change periodically, and the most recent figures are cited in the NIH Guide.
National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) enable schools of nursing with research programs to provide full-time predoctoral and postdoctoral research training. The institution selects the trainees to be appointed. NINR has one receipt date per year on May 10.
Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual NRSA Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) are available to support registered nurses for supervised research training leading to a doctoral degree in areas related to the mission of the NINR.
Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32) provide postdoctoral research training registered nurses to broaden their scientific background and extend their potential for research in specified health-related areas related to the mission of NINR.
Senior NRSA Fellowships(F33) support investigators who hold a doctoral degree and have had seven subsequent years of relevant research at the time of the award. The award provides opportunities for experienced scientists to make major changes in the direction of their research careers, to broaden their scientific background, to acquire new research capabilities, and to enlarge their command of an interdisciplinary research field. Program announcement PA-99-122 Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships In Genomics and Related ELSI Topics is available in the NIH Guide. For further information, contact the appropriate Program Director .
Career Development Awards (K awards) are fully described at the linked NIH site. NINR supports only the K01, K22, K23 and K24 Career Development Awards at this time.
Additional Information and Application Forms
NIH Research Training Opportunities
Grant Application Process
For Application information, please see the Grant Application Process
Research Supplement Programs
Minority students, faculty, and students with disabilities may find additional assistance in the following programs:
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01) are available to doctorally-prepared scientists who need a mentored research experience with an expert sponsor as a way to gain expertise in an area that is new to the candidate or would demonstrably enhance the candidate's scientific career.
NINR Career Transition Award (K22) Support to an individual postdoctoral fellow in transition to a faculty position.
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
Midcareer Investigator Award In Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
Other Federal Fellowships
Veterans Administration Fellowships See nursing pre- and postdoctoral links under Associated Health Education.