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DIR Predoctoral Training Opportunities

  • Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship
    Offers participants the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland or at other off-campus NIH locations. The stipend ranges depending on experience. Candidates must begin this fellowship within two years of receipt of an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • Technical Intramural Research Training Award
    Designed for individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree who plan to have a career as a research support professional. These are two-year appointments and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The stipend ranges depending on experience. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • NIH Academy
    Intended for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in health disparities research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of disease and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States. Salary and housing are provided. Applicants must apply within one year of graduation from college.
  • Graduate Partnerships Program
    Allows students to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland while they are pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences. Prospective PhD students must apply to university programs that have a formal partnership with NIH. Candidates must submit both the university application and the online Graduate Partnerships Program application. They also must meet the admission deadline established by each program and have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence. A stipend is provided.
  • Medical Research Scholars Program​
    A comprehensive, 12-month research enrichment program for research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students. Student scholars engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project on the NIH campus that matches their professional interests and career goals. Each scholar has an assigned tutor (year-long advisor) and works with an approved research mentor. The program is designed for students who have finished their initial clinical rotations (typically third year, but does not exclude students with strong research interests from applying prior to having completed these rotations. Fourth year students also qualify to apply and participate, but must defer graduation before participation). Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A stipend is provided.

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This page last updated: March 20, 2014