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Focus on Fellowships

Posted by on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Uncategorized.

From the desk of Julie Gannon, MSTP Grants Manager

NIH recently updated their published success rates to include fiscal year 2019.  The combined F30/F31 success rate for fiscal years 2013 – 2019 is 28%.  In comparison, the MSTP combined overall success rate for our current G2 – M4 classes is 64%.  Even more impressive:  83% of this year’s M4 class received an F30 or F31 during their time in the program!

Applying for a fellowship is a lengthy process, but the benefits are worth the effort.  Not only does a fellowship provide a financial reward and an impressive addition to your CV, but you will also strengthen skills that you will utilize throughout your career.  For example, a successful application requires succinct and logical communication, a skill that is important as both a researcher and a clinician.

In order to maximize your chances of success, please start planning your application early.  Calendar year 2020 submission deadlines for F30/F31 applications are:

  • Wednesday, April 8th
  • Thursday, May 7th (AIDS)
  • Monday, August 10th
  • Monday, September 7th (AIDS)
  • Tuesday, December 8th

An email was sent in early February with important information regarding the April deadline.  Please notify me by March 6th if you plan to apply in April.  I am here to help!