National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award and F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research


The NIH F31 provides predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD). NIH F31 enables promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, independent research scientists, and to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. The NIH F31 Diversity Award seeks support population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce.



Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enrollment in a doctoral degree program.
  • Submission by UB's Office of Research Advancement.

How to Apply

Campus Liaison

Contact the Office of Research Advancement at