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NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship and Diversity Fellowship

NOTE: If you are applying for other opportunities than F31, click here

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invests nearly $32.3 billion annually in medical research, making it the world's largest public funder of biomedical research.

The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship, is one of the many funding opportunities offered by NIH. This fellowship provides Predoctoral students the opportunity to pursue individualized, mentored research training. 

For detailed information (including deadlines and eligibility), please visit:

Please note that each applicant is responsible for determining their own individual eligibility for any fellowship. This includes but is not limited to reviewing which agencies are participating in a funding opportunity announcement. Each applicant should also be aware of the provisions of the award and the requirements of the opportunity.

How to Apply


Students should work directly with their Department Research Administrator (RA) in the preparation of the proposal.  An RA may also be known as a Fund Manager (FM). If the RA or FM is not known, it is recommended the student work with their mentor’s RA or designate. The RA will need to create the Kuali Proposal Development record.

NIH F31 applications are no longer processed through GEPA and the previous contact, Michelle Monroy, should not be named as the contact on the application. The new contact is:

Lisa Jandt Auvil, Office of Contract & Grant Administration 


We are requesting that the department RA is the primary contact for the student and will assist with some of their basic questions regarding their application.

Lisa Jandt Auvil, OCGA, will need the Assist Application Number. When the application is ready to be reviewed, please contact her by email at When the application is final and ready for submission, the RA or student will need to change the status to 'Ready to Submit'. Lisa or her designate in OCGA will submit the application.

Please plan to have your proposal in a near- complete draft five (5) days prior to the deadline date. This allows OCGA time to review, provide comments and recommendations for edits, and time for the requested edits to be made by the student or RA.

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