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NRSA Fellowship Program

How to Apply

Prospective Fellows

General Information and Requirements

The individual to be trained must hold an MD or PhD or equivalent degree and should desire an academic career in health services research and /or a primary care discipline.

Individuals must be a US citizen or a non-citizen national of the US or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency.

Funding is available for 4 trainees at any one time. Funding includes a stipend, medical benefits, tuition, and miscellaneous expenses for books and the like. A "payback" is required if the full 24 months of fellowship are not completed.

Fellowship trainees are selected after application. Selection is based on overall potential for academic success. Fellowship admissions are offered in accordance with the commitment of the University of Medicine and Dentistry to full realization of Affirmative Action and Equality Opportunity in its programs and activities.

For more information about how to apply and other important guidelines please follow the links below.

Pre-Application Process

If you are interested in the NRSA fellowship and you meet the general requirements, it is strongly recommended that you contact the fellowship director by email, sending your CV and requesting a call to discuss the program. On this call, the fellowship director will discuss your general research interests and career goals in order to evaluate how well your interests fit with the fellowship program. The director will also use this conversation to put you in contact with other members of the faculty with whom you may share research interests. This part of the application process is not required, but it is strongly recommended.


Application Process

Fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Fellowship start dates are flexible, but usually begin between July and September. To be considered for a fellowship starting July 1, applications must be received no later than December 15th.

The application for the fellowship can be found online (see below). Any questions about the applications or the application process should be address to:

Cynthia Duncan-Robinson
Telephone: 732-743-3291
Fax: 732-743-3395

After review of the completed NRSA application, select applicants will be invited for interviews. On the day of the interview, applicants will be asked to give a presentations about themselves and their research interest, and applicants will be scheduled to speak individually with a range of faculty members and current fellows.

Form for recommendations

Preliminary Interests and Methodological Skills Checklists

Following the interview, faculty will review, discuss and select applicants for the fellowship. The fellowship director will contact applicants with admission decisions.

Click here for the NRSA Application