NIEHS is one of the many NIH institutes that participate in the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships, also known as the F32 program. Through these fellowships, NIEHS supports training opportunities for scientists working in environmental health sciences.

NRSA F32 fellowships provide up to three years of support for promising postdoctoral researchers who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators within the broad scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. Before the postdoctoral fellowship award can be activated, the individual must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, or a professional degree such as M.D., D.V.M., etc. For those who have a health professional degree, the proposed training may be used to satisfy a portion of the degree requirements for a master’s degree, a doctoral degree, or other advanced research degree program.

Before submitting the fellowship application, the applicant must identify a sponsoring institution and an individual who will serve as a sponsor (mentor or supervisor) and who will supervise the training and research experience. The applicant’s sponsor should be an active investigator in the area of the proposed research. In most cases, the postdoctoral fellowship supports research training experiences in new settings to maximize the acquisition of new skills and knowledge. The applicant should work with the sponsor in preparing the application.

At the time of the award, candidates for the postdoctoral fellowship must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents. Postdoctoral fellowship awards provide a stipend based on the level of experience, tuition and fees if specific courses are required, and an institutional allowance.

For information regarding the relevance of proposed projects to the mission interests of NIEHS, applicants may contact the NIEHS staff member listed below. Contact at other NIH institutes and centers may be found on the NIH Grants and Funding website.

The latest Program Announcement can be found at PA-21-048.


Mike Humble, Ph.D.
Mike Humble, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator, Basic Science
Tel 984-287-3272
[email protected]
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-15
Durham, NC 27709

See our current F32 grantees