Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows
Fellowship awardees are required to pursue their research training on a full-time basis, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies. A Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA fellowship (F32) may not be used to support studies leading to the MD., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M., or other similar health-professional degrees. Neither may these awards be used to support the clinical years of residency training. Research clinicians must devote full-time to their proposed research training and confine clinical duties to those activities that are part of the research training program.