PharmD and PhD Programs:

Posted: March 30, 2017 in Apr-Jun Deadline, Health, Other/Jobs, Pharmacy, USA
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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) are committed to increasing the number of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students who wish to pursue doctoral research in the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacology.

Participating Organizations: It recognizes that current career paths for PharmDs have reduced the number of individuals who pursue academic research training. The intent of NIGMS, NICHD and ODS in issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide individual research training fellowships to promising predoctoral applicants who are enrolled in PharmD/PhD programs in Schools of Pharmacy who desire to become productive and successful independent investigators and whose research meets the missions of NIGMS and NICHD. This F31 fellowship program will provide support for the dissertation stage of predoctoral students enrolled in joint PharmD/PhD programs. It is expected that the length of time for a F31 award will be 2 to 3 years.

National Institutes of Health,


Executive Summary

  • Purpose. The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising students enrolled in a PharmD/PhD degree program who will be performing dissertation research and training in areas relevant to the missions of NIGMS, NICHD, and the Office of Dietary Supplements.
  • Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) award mechanism (F31).
  • Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The number of F31 awards that NIGMS and NICHD expect to provide through this announcement will depend on the scientific merit of the applications received and the availability of funds. It is anticipated that 4 to 6 awards will be made a year.
  • Budget and Project Period. Although the financial plans of NIGMS, NICHD, and the Office of Dietary Supplements provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this funding opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Project period normally may not exceed 5 years, and is often limited to 2-3 years.
  • Application Research Strategy Length: The F31 Research Strategy may not exceed 6 pages, including tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, and charts. See Table of Page Limits.
  • Eligible Institutions/Organizations. Institutions/organizations listed in Section III, 1.A. are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Project Directors/Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs). The PD/PI is the individual Fellowship Applicant. Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and must be enrolled in a formally combined PharmD/PhD program. Applicants must be at the dissertation research stage of their doctoral training. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities who are enrolled in a PharmD/PhD degree program are encouraged to apply for NIH support. They may submit an application either in response to this announcement or to the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research PA-10-109 for support of predoctoral research training.
  • Number of PDs/PIs. Only one PD/PI may be designated on the application.
  • Number of Applications. An individual may not have two or more competing NIH fellowship applications pending review concurrently.
  • Resubmissions. Applicants may submit a resubmission application, but such application must include an Introduction addressing the previous peer review critique (Summary Statement). See new NIH policy on resubmission (amended) applications (NOT-OD-09-003, NOT-OD-09-016).
  • Renewals. Awards are generally not renewable and are not transferable from one PD/PI to another.
  • General Information. For general information on SF424 (R&R) Application and Electronic Submission, see these Web sites:

Yearly deadlines: 1/25, 5/25, 9/25

NOTE: On-time submission requires that applications be successfully submitted to no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (of the applicant institution/organization).

Quick Overview———————–
Organization National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), 
Fellowship Level  PharmD and PhD
Country  USA
Subject areas  Natural Sciences
Fellowship amount  Varies
Deadline  Yearly deadlines: 1/25, 5/25, 9/25

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