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Funding & Resources

A comprehensive list of resources for all new and current postdocs is available here.

F32 Grant Support

NIH National Research Service Awards (F32) are one of the primary sources of individual funding for postdoctoral fellows.  If you are considering applying for an F32 grant, email Faith Bishop to set up an appointment for you and your mentor to meet with Roger Chalkley to discuss strategy.  The BRET office can provide you with valuable boilerplate text and advice for your application.

Boiler Plate Text

The BRET office has compiled boiler plate text and supporting documents that describe the institutional activities and services in place to support the training of postdoctoral fellows. The text describes resources such as the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Career Development Office, and Responsible Conduct of Research training. You may customize this text to incorporate it into your own fellowship or career development award application.

Loan Deferment Paperwork

If you need loan deferment paperwork signed, please email Faith Bishop. Please allow up to five business days for signature.

includes resources for first-time investigators, grant-writing assistance & research related templates, along with a customized action plan that includes a necessary list of approvals for each funding application.

The BRET Office of Career Development has several copies of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook available for check-out. Copies of the handbooks for both the NIH and other agencies are available to be checked out for a 2 week period. Contact Kim Petrie for more information.

Frequently asked questions for NIH F32

Funding Application Resources

NIH Tips for Applicants (video)


If you know of additional resources, please email the links to