In order to address the critical need for clinician scientists with the medical training and research experience to investigate problems of environmentally relevant disease in humans, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences supports Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award Fellowships for M.D./Ph.D. students. Awards provide an annual stipend, an offset of a portion of the tuition and fees, and a research allowance for a period of up to six years. Applicants must be enrolled in a formally combined M.D./Ph.D. program, propose to pursue research in clinical or basic environmental health sciences, and be supervised by a mentor with appropriate scientific research experience when the application is submitted. For the purposes of this award, environmental health is defined as the area of medicine concerned with the development and application of knowledge directed at the etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiological progression, treatment, and prevention of adverse effects from environmental factors. At the time of the award individuals must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have lawfully been admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
The full announcement for the program is located at PA-14-150: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-150.html
Notice: Please see the NIH announcement below regarding the "Additional Education Information" component of the fellowship application.
- NOT-OD-14-133: Notice to Emphasize the Requirement for Additional Educational Information under PA-14-150 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NSRA) Individual Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (F30)"
Mike Humble, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
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