This video series helps doctoral students get additional training in fields related to their core focus and apply for an NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA, F31).
The sub-sections have names based on sections of an NRSA application, such as, "Research and Related Forms" and "PHS Fellowship-Specific Components."
"It's much more helpful when you're hearing from a peer who has gone through the process recently and understands the sticking points." - USC's Jamaica Rettberg.
News of the series spread even to the NIH, where officials were similarly impressed – and welcoming. "This is the first tutorial focused on NRSAs by someone who has been through that process that I have ever seen, and it was excellent," said Dr. Molly Wagster, Rettberg's NIH program officer.