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Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of the many institutes in the National Institutes of Health that participate in the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships, also known as the F32. Through these fellowships, NIEHS supports training opportunities for scientists working in the 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 the Ph.D. (or equivalent research degree), or a professional degree such as the 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 in order to maximize the acquisition of new skills and knowledge. The applicant should work with his/her sponsor in preparing the application.

At the time of the award, candidates for the postdoctoral fellowship award must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for Permanent Residence. Postdoctoral fellowship awards provide a stipend (based on the level of experience), tuition and fees if specific courses are required, and an institutional allowance.

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

For information regarding 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 website.


Michael C. Humble
Mike Humble, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator, Basic Science
Tel 984-287-3272
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-15
Durham, N.C. 27709

See our current F32 grantees

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