Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
This trainee award program is named after Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein, a polio vaccine researcher and a champion of research training and inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce. Dr. Kirschstein was the first woman to become director of an NIH institute.
The NCI Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program helps ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to meet the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.
Data for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 in previous editions of the NCI Budget Fact Book reported the total number of "Individual" and "Institutional" awards instead of the total number of Predoctoral and Postdoctoral full-time training positions. This table has been updated with the correct data.