Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Interdisciplinary Individual Postdoctoral Fellows for Training in Neurodegeneration Research
This funding opportunity solicits Individual Research Fellowship (F32) grant applications from promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in research on neurodegenerative disease. The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a framework to enhance cooperative activities among the NIH Office of the Director and 15 NIH Institutes and Centers that support research on the nervous system. By pooling resources and expertise, the Blueprint takes advantage of economies of scale, confronts challenges too large for any single Institute or Center, and develops research tools and infrastructure that serve the entire neuroscience community. The training plan should include didactic training, research, and collaborative activities. Applicants must also outline a plan to incorporate faculty and resources from different departments that may be historically distinct but may provide insight for understanding and treating neurodegenerative disorders.