The purpose of the NCI F30 award is to support promising predoctoral applicants who have the potential to become productive, independent, highly trained physician-scientists and other clinician-scientists, including patient-oriented researchers in their scientific mission areas. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications during the first three years of dual-degree training to ensure that at least one year of graduate research training will remain at the time of award. NCI requires a clear cancer focus in both graduate research training and medical training during the last two years of medical school.
The NCI uses the F30 fellowship to provide support for integrated medical and graduate research training that leads to attainment of both the MD and PhD degrees. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications during the first three years of dual-degree training to ensure that at least one year of graduate research training will remain at the time of award.
NCI requires a clear cancer focus in both graduate research training and medical training during the last two years of medical school.
The primary sponsor must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused research grant at the time of application. The primary sponsor is expected to maintain such grant support during the project period. For the NCI F30 award, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations. The award duration must be for at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify.
NCI fellowships that are discussed will be assigned a priority score and a percentile indicating the application’s relative standing among applications reviewed in the same study section. Applications that are not discussed will not be assigned a priority score or a percentile. All applications will receive the reviewers comments or “summary statement” approximately one month after the study section meets.
For more complete information, please refer to the program announcement and/or contact the program staff.
|Foreign Nationals and Student Visas||Not eligible for this award|
|Degree/Academic Appointment||The F30 program is specifically designed to support both the clinical and research training components of a combined MD/PhD, DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, or AuD/PhD program|
|Geographic Location||F30 Fellows can work anywhere in the world; proper scientific justification is required|
|Effort Level/ Commitment||At least 40 hours per week, full-time effort, to the training program|
|Duration of the Award||Up to 6 yrs |
Individual fellowship awards are generally not renewable. In rare cases in which fellowship awardees require further fellowship support, they should consult with NIH staff to obtain advice regarding submission of a renewal application
Stipend for FY 2012: $22,032
Tuition, Fees, Training Related Expenses and Health Insurance
|Tuition and Fees||The NCI will pay 60% of the combined amount requested for tuition and fees up to $21,000 per year|
|Training related expenses and health insurance||The NCI will pay up to $4,200 (in FY12) annually for each predoctoral trainee to help defray other research training expenses, such as health insurance (self-only or family, as applicable), research supplies, equipment, and travel to scientific meetings|
Program Announcement & Related Links
|Program Announcement||Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30)|
|Current List of F30 Awards||Program Announcement Issued February 11, 2011|
|Link of Peer Review Groups||http://cms.csr.nih.gov/PeerReviewMeetings/Fellowship/|
|Application Form and Details||Link to Application Forms and Instructions|
|Termination Notice||Terminations are submitted via xTrain by the institutes' business official|