Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Senior Fellows
Senior fellowship applicants for the F33 award must include a research training proposal that offers an opportunity for individuals to broaden their scientific background or to extend their potential for research in health-related areas as independent researchers. These awards will enable individuals with at least seven years of research experience beyond the doctorate, and who have progressed to the stage of independent investigator, to take time from regular professional responsibilities for the purpose of receiving training to increase their scientific capabilities. In most cases, this award is used to support sabbatical experiences for established independent scientists seeking support for retraining or additional career development. This program is not designed for postdoctoral level investigators seeking to enhance their research experience prior to independence.