NINDS restructures funding support for postdocs

PrintThe National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will no longer participate in the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32). As of the Dec. 8, 2016 due date, F32 postdoctoral fellows research training support will be available through a separate announcement with several key differences from the parent F32. Most notably, applicants are only eligible prior to starting, or within the first 12 months of starting, their postdoctoral training. As such, no preliminary data are expected.

The NINDS F32 will support postdocs who are in their first three years of training in their sponsor’s lab. NINDS anticipates releasing a K01 announcement in time for the Feb. 12, 2017 initial receipt date that will allow applicants in their second through fourth year of training to apply.

Additionally, a webinar will be held on Dec. 13, 2016 from 3 – 4:00p.m. EST to walk potential applicants and mentors through the process of applying for the Diversity Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award (K22). Hear from K22 awardees and reviewers about common mistakes and helpful tips.