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NRSA Research Fellowship Program

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award Post-doctoral Fellowship Program
Director: Jeanne M. Ferrante, MD, MPH

About the NRSA Research Fellowship

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health offers fellowship training under a grant from the NIH Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) called the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award (NRSA). This is a T-32 grant mechanism. The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has been providing this fellowship program to individuals interested in pursuing an academic career in a primary care discipline since 1993. Since 2002, the fellowship has been integrated into and is administered by the Research Division in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

The fellowship follows an apprenticeship model, and fellows have the opportunity to work with Family Medicine faculty, as well as faculty from each of the primary care disciplines at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers School of Public Health, and the Cancer Institute of NJ. A number of Family Medicine faculty have joint appointments in these other institutes and schools.

The two-year fellowship is designed to provide individualized training and research experience. To gain this experience, fellows participate in weekly seminars on research methods and career development, work with established investigators, and receive mentorship for career success. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to take formal courses at the medical school, school of public health, or one of the area’s exceptional institutions. This fellowship is intended to prepare individuals to begin an academic primary care research-focused career.

For more information about the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award please visit: http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm


To Apply to the Program

Applicant fellows must have a doctoral degree and be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Receipt Card. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Please send CV and letter of interest with statement of goals for the fellowship to:

Cynthia Duncan-Robinson
Program Coordinator
P(732) 743-3291
F(732) 743-3395
cynthia.d.robinson@rutgers.edu