The University of Washington two-year National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship trained individuals with an interest in pursuing research and academic careers in the primary medical care disciplines of general internal medicine, family medicine, and general pediatrics. Established in 1988 with a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and concluding in 2017, the fellowship was designed to provide methodologic skill acquisition and research experience with established investigators, the 2-year program usually included an MPH degree in Epidemiology or Health Services from the UW School of Public Health.
This fellowship is no longer active and is not accepting applications.
From 1988 to 2017, our fellows were uniformly successful in completing fellowship program requirements, including completing mentored research projects and earning MPH or MS degrees. Our success rate was impressive; 100% of our fellows successfully completed the 2-year research training program. Most gratifying were the comments our graduates shared about their fellowship experience and the contributions it made to furthering their careers.
I really valued the MPH coursework and the mentorship I received during my NRSA fellowship. I was able to get the research skills from UW coursework and then apply them to "real" projects (rather than just class assignments with hypothetical data). My mentors were great and really encouraged me to think about my long term research plan and what steps I needed to take to get there. - former fellow