A dream of every research scientist is to run their own independent laboratory, where they will be able to explore their ideas, educate future scientists and contribute to the university's service. The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) (Parent F32) provides the financial support for the training of postdocs who " have the potential to develop into independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields ". It is a NIH-sponsored program designed to select and train the best future scientists.

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