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Program Eligibility

NUPEDHA has training slots available each year for two predoctoral trainees and three postdoctoral trainees (MD or PhD) who support the research mission of the National Institute of Digestive Diseases and Kidney Disease. Trainees may work in the laboartory of one of the NUPEDHA mentors and must meet NRSA citizenship and support requirements:

  • Citizenship: Any individual to be trained must be a citizen or noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.
  • NRSA Support: No individual trainee may receive more than five years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the predoctoral level and three years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of support from Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants and individual fellowships.

Predoctoral Applicants

Predoctoral applicants must be enrolled in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences or the Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Graduate Program at Northwestern University. Predoctoral trainees must have completed their first two years of PhD coursework before starting an NUPEDHA appointment.

Postdoctoral Applicants

Postdoctoral applicants must possess an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution and must devote at least 75 percent effort to the training program. Applicants should be within six years of their terminal degree.

For more information on NRSA eligibility requirements, see the NIH Grants Policy Statement on Kirschstein NRSAs.