The purpose of the NCI F31 award is to support promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training for a PhD degree in a scientific health-related field relevant to the mission of the NCI during the tenure of the award. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications during the first three years of doctoral training to ensure that at least one year of dissertation-stage research training will remain at the time of award.
NCI requires a clear cancer focus in graduate research training. The primary sponsor must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused research grant at the time of application. For the NCI F31 award, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations with a duration of at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. The primary sponsor is expected to maintain such grant support during the project period. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify.
For more complete information, please refer to the program announcement and/or contact the program staff.
|Foreign Nationals and Student Visas||Not eligible for this award|
|Degree/Academic Appointment||Predoctoral Fellows|
|Geographic Location||F31 Fellows can work anywhere in the world; proper scientific justification is required|
|Effort Level/ Commitment||At least 40 hours per week, full-time effort, to the training program|
|Duration of the Award||Up to 5 yrs |
Individual fellowship awards are generally not renewable. In rare cases in which fellowship awardees require further fellowship support, they should consult with NIH staff to obtain advice regarding submission of a renewal application
Stipend for FY 2014: $22,476
Tuition, Fees, Training Related Expenses and Health Insurance
|Tuition and Fees||The NCI will pay 60% of the combined amount requested for tuition and fees up to $16,000 per year|
|Training related expenses and health insurance||The NCI will pay up to $4,200 (in FY12) annually for each predoctoral trainee to help defray other research training expenses, such as health insurance (self-only or family, as applicable), research supplies, equipment, and travel to scientific meetings.|
Program Announcement & Related Links
|Program Announcement||Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)|
|Current List of F31 Awards||NIH RePORTER|
|Link of Peer Review Groups||http://public.csr.nih.gov/StudySections/Fellowship/Pages/default.aspx|
|Application Form and Details||Link to Application Forms and Instructions|
|Termination Notice||Terminations are submitted via xTrain by the institutes' business official|