Biostatistics Student Seminar – 9/25

Wednesday, September 25th
1-2pm in FXB G11

Kaitlyn Cook, Tanayott (Tony) Thaweethai, and Shayna Stein

The NIH F31 Fellowship: what is it, why do I want it, and how do I get it?

The F31 is an individual NIH training grant awarded to doctoral students to train the next generation of independent researchers. But maybe you’re already on a training grant – why apply for your own funding? And if you want to apply, what are the steps? We will discuss our own experiences with the F31 process and the benefits of obtaining outside funding. The talk is most relevant to doctoral students or students who are considering pursuing a doctoral degree in the future. The talk is also particularly useful for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year doctoral students in the department, since the written component of the oral qualifying exam is modeled after the F31 application.