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OMB #0925-0733
Expiration date 07/31/2022

NIDA International Program INVEST Postdoctoral​ Research Fellowships

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to 60 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: NIH, Project Clearance Branch, 6705 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7974, Bethesda, MD 20902-7974, ATTN: PRA (0925-0733). Do not return the completed form to this address.​

(Must be completed in English)​​​​​​​

Fellowship Information
Application Type (Select One) *
Applicant Information
First/ Given Name of Applicant *
Last/Family Name of Applicant *
Advanced Degree(s) *
Applicant Year of Birth (yyyy) *
Country of Citzenship (list both if dual citizen) *

Phone(xxx-xxx-xxxx) *
Primary E-mail *
Alternative E-mail
Position Title *
Name of Applicant's Institution *
Department, Service, Laboratory, or Equivalent *
Institution Mailing Address *
Permanent Home Address *
Applicant's References
Colleague/Supervisor : 1 *
Name * (First/Given Name and Last/Family Name)
Email *
Colleague/Supervisor : 2 *
Name * (First/Given Name and Last/Family Name)
Email *
Mentor Information
Name of Mentor * (First/Given Name and Last/Family Name)

Name of Mentor's Institution *
Institution Mailing Address *

Phone(xxx-xxx-xxxx) *
Mentor's Primary E-mail Address *

Applicant's Personal History
Education- Please list all post-secondary institutions you attended, beginning with the most recent.
Name and Location of Institution

Title(s) of Theses/Dissertations.
Name of Diploma or Degree
Dates Attended (MM/YYYY)
From/ To
1 * *   
Major Field(s) of Study *
Diploma or Degree *
*/ *
Major Field(s) of Study
Diploma or Degree
Major Field(s) of Study
Diploma or Degree
Major Field(s) of Study
Diploma or Degree

Additional Training (include NIH-sponsored activities or funding).
1.        /
2.       /
3.       /
4.       /
Current Employment
Name and Address of Current Employer* Job Title * Employed From - To (MM/YYYY) Please describe your current job responsibilities. *
* /
Previous Employments
Previous Employer(s)
Job Title(s)
Employment From-To (MM/YYYY)
1. /
2. /
3. /
4. /

List your peer-reviewed publications (Recent 10).


List your significant honors, awards, projects, or other accomplishments.


Applicant's Research Proposal
Fellowship Goals - Please provide a summary of your goals for the fellowship (Limit to  500 characters). *
Research Proposal Abstract - Please limit your abstract to 2000 characters. *

Explain the research opportunities the institution and mentor offer that are not currently available in your home country.
Describe key factors in your selection of your mentor. *

Applicant's Full Research Plan
Applicants must submit a full research plan. Your plan may not exceed three pages not including literature citations. Your plan should include:

 (1) Specific aims
 (2) Background and significance
 (3) Research design and methods
 (4) A statement of assurance that research presented in this application will be conducted in compliance with NIH regulations on the conduct of research.
 (5) Literature citations (Each citation must include the authors' names, book or journal title, volume number, page numbers, and year of publication).

Important Note: If you make any changes to your mentor statement and need to upload a new version, you must use a different name for the revised file. For example, if the file name for your first mentor statement document was SamSmithMentorStatement, the file name for your revised document should be SamSmithMentorStatement2.

Upload your research plan: Only PDF or MS Word Formats are accepted.
Applicant Certification and Acceptance
By checking the box,I,  , declare that I have read and understand the U.S.Federal regulations on the conduct of research supported
by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I certify that the statements herein are true, complete, and accurate to the best of my knowledge, and I accept the obligation to comply with the terms and conditions if a fellowship is awarded as a result of this application. I am aware that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties.

An incomplete certification and acceptance section, will disqualify your fellowship application.


This statement is provided pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a): The information requested in the applicant and mentor application forms as part of the International Research Fellowship Award Program is authorized to be collected pursuant to 42 USC 285, Chapter 6A, Subchapter III, Subpart 15 1320.3 Sections 405(b) (1) (C) of the PHS Act and 42 U.S.C. Sections 284 (b) (1) (C) ] and 285-287 Sections 405 (b) (1) (C) of the PHS Act and 42 U.S.C. Sections 284 (b) (1) (C)] and 285-287, Public Health and Welfare: Authorization of the National Institute on Drug Abuse the public health Service (PHS) Act (i.e., National Research Service Awards). Providing the requested information is voluntary, however, declining to provide any or all requested information may result in the denial of your application for the International Research Fellowship Award Program postdoctoral fellowship. The principal purpose for which the information will be used is to determine applicant and mentor eligibility for the International Research Fellowship Award Program postdoctoral fellowship. The information you provide will be included in a Privacy Act system of records and will be used and may be disclosed for the purposes and routine uses described and published in the following System of Records Notice (SORN): 09-25-0036 Extramural Awards and Chartered Advisory Committees (IMPAC 2), Contact Information (DCIS), and Cooperative Agreement Information, HHS/NIH,








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