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Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Senior Fellows (F33)

  • Updated: 01/14/2014

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The purpose of the National Research Service Award (NRSA) F33 program is to provide senior fellowship support to established scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent research investigators in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the NCI. This award is designed for sabbatical periods.

For more complete information, reference the program announcement and/or contact the program staff.

Applicant Eligibility

  • At the time of award the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. The candidate must arrange for acceptance by an institution and identify a sponsor
  • Citizenship or green card is not needed to apply. Citizenship or green card is needed at the time of award issuance
Foreign Nationals and Student VisasNot eligible for this award
Degree/Academic AppointmentEstablished Investigators (Associate or Full Professors)
7 subsequent years of relevant research or professor experience
Geographic LocationF33 Fellows can work anywhere in the world; proper scientific justification is required
Effort Level/ CommitmentAt least 40 hours per week, full-time effort, to the training program
Duration of Award0.5-2 yrs
The F33 award is not renewable

Financial Support

Stipend Update

Stipend: $55,272

Tuition, Fees, Training Related Expenses and Health Insurance

Tuition and FeesThe NCI will pay 60% of the combined amount requested for tuition and fees up to $4,500 per year
Training related expenses and health insuranceThe NCI will pay up to $7,850 (in FY12) annually for each trainee) to help defray other research training expenses, such as health insurance (self-only or family, as applicable), staff salaries, consultant costs, equipment, research supplies, and faculty/staff travel directly related to the research training program

Program Announcement & Related Links

Program Announcement
Current List of F33 AwardsNIH RePORTER
Link of Peer Review Groups
Application Form and DetailsLink to Application Form and Details
Review Criteria
Activation Form
Payback Agreement
Termination NoticeTerminations are submitted via xTrain by the institutes' business official