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NIDCD Predoctoral Fellowships Webinar

Thanks to all who attended the NIDCD Predoctoral Fellowships Webinar on November 15, 2022. For more information, view the recorded webinar.


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During a live webinar at noon Eastern on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Extramural Research Training Officer Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D., and NIDCD Scientific Review Branch Chief Melissa Stick, Ph.D., M.P.H., will discuss Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship program opportunities for predoctoral students. The predoctoral fellowship category includes students in Ph.D., M.D., and Au.D. programs. Dr. Rivera-Rentas and Dr. Stick will provide details about the programs, describe the application and review process, discuss tips for writing a successful application, and answer participant questions.

  • What: NIDCD Predoctoral Fellowships Webinar.
  • Who: Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D., NIDCD extramural research training officer and Melissa Stick, Ph.D., M.P.H., chief, NIDCD Scientific Review Branch.
  • When: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, noon Eastern.
  • Where:  Participants may join on Zoom or watch on the NIH videocast website. Questions via text chat may only be submitted via Zoom.

The goal of the NRSA program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available to address the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. NRSA fellowships support the training of pre- and postdoctoral scientists, dual-degree investigators, and senior researchers, although this webinar will only cover predoctoral opportunities.

Webinar participants will learn about the following topics:

  • NIDCD’s training mission.
  • The life cycle of a fellowship application.
  • The roles of the applicant, mentor(s), institution, program official, and others.
  • Good practices in preparing an application.
  • The application review process.
  • The relationship between clinical trials and fellowship applications.

During a Q&A session at the end of the webinar, Dr. Rivera-Rentas and Dr. Stick will answer pre-submitted and live questions.

The webinar will cover these NRSA opportunities:

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)

  • Program Activity: This program involves research experiences.
  • Support: This fellowship supports promising predoctoral students who are matriculated in a combined M.D./Ph.D. or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g., DO/Ph.D., DDS/Ph.D., Au.D./Ph.D., DVM/Ph.D.) during their mentored dissertation research training and clinical training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors.
  • Program Focus: This program focuses on dual-degree students at institutions without NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions with NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)

  • Program Activity: This program involves research experiences.
  • Support: This fellowship supports promising predoctoral students who are matriculated in a combined M.D./Ph.D. or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g., DO/Ph.D., DDS/Ph.D., Au.D./Ph.D., DVM/Ph.D.) during their mentored dissertation research training and clinical training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors.
  • Program Focus: This program focuses on dual-degree students at institutions with NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)

  • Program Activity: This program involves research experiences.
  • Support: This fellowship provides up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research doctoral degree in NIDCD mission areas.
  • Program Focus: This program focuses on doctoral candidates (post-qualifying exam).

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)

  • Program Activity: This program involves research experiences.
  • Support: This fellowship provides up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research doctoral degree in NIDCD mission areas.
  • Program Focus: This program focuses on doctoral candidates (post-qualifying exam) from diverse population groups, including racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Participants are encouraged to submit questions by emailing them to NIDCDinfo@nidcd.nih.gov in advance of the webinar. Questions should be sent by Tuesday, October 25, 2022, and will be addressed in the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

Captions will be available on both Zoom and the NIH videocast website. American Sign Language interpreting services are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Tanji Johnson by November 1 to ensure interpreter availability.

The webinar will be recorded and available for later viewing on the NIH videocast website.

You can learn more about NRSA fellowships by visiting our National Research Service Awards and Related Awards page.

Event location:
Virtual webinar.
Presenter:
Program Presentation – Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D., and Review Presentation – Melissa Stick, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Event type:
NIDCD Event
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