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The College of Natural Sciences Strategic Research Inititiatives office, in collaboration with the LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease, holds a workshop three times annually. The workshop is led by Angel Syrett, an experienced grant writer and scientific illustrator with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UT-Austin. The workshop is designed to coach graduate research assistants and postdoctoral researchers through the process of compiling and writing the application components for NRSA F31 & F32 fellowship applications. The three annual NIH application deadlines fall on April 8th, August 8th and December 8th, so workshops begin two months prior to each.

Workshop features: 

  • Weekly individual coaching sessions
  • Structured, step-wise timeline to complete application documents
  • Access to correctly formatted application documents and templates
  • Access to successful fellowship application examples
  • Peer-review and critique process
  • Slack workspace-based peer network

Contact Angel Syrett:  angelita@austin.utexas.edu


The NIH NRSA Program mission

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers with potential to develop into productive, independent research scientists, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation and postdoctoral research. The F31 (predoctoral) fellowship is also used to enhance workforce diversity though a separate program. 

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