What is an F31 grant?

F31 grants support promising future doctoral candidates in their dissertation research. An F31-Diversity grant is for the promotion of diversity in future candidates that belong to underrepresented groups in the research community.

Am I eligible for a F31 grant?
Applicants for both F31 parent and F31-Diversity grants must:

  • be a US citizen, non-citizen national or a permanent resident at the time of the award
  • be at the disertation stage of your training
  • have a proven high academic performance in science
  • show commitment to a future career as independent research scientist
  • hold a bachelor’s degree and currently enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent), MD/PhD or other professional research doctoral program in the biomedical, behavioral or clinical sciences
  • only seek support for dissertation research. If you are seeking support for both dissertation research training and clinical training then please see F30 information

More F31 parent grant information can be found at NIH’s website here

Am I eligible for a F31- Diversity grant?
In addition to the requirements for the parent F31 grant above, you must:

  • belong to a racial and ethnic group that is under-represented in health science on a national basis according to NSF, see (http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27) and the most recent report for Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in S&E. Underrepresented groups include: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders
  • have a major physical and/or mental disability that limits major activities and require accommodations in most cases
  • come from a “social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably and recently directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.”

More F31-Diversity grant information can be found at NIH’s website here

What do I need for my F31 application?
NIH F31 Application Checklist

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