infographicNIH Programs Build Research and Science Careers
NIH supports programs to develop the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research workforce. Enhancing the participation of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds is a consideration in all NIH programs including research education (R), training (T), and career development (K) grant mechanism programs. In addition, it is an explicit consideration in diversity-related programs. The table below identifies most NIH research workforce programs by career level, with diversity-related programs indicated with highlight.
- Institutional programs (such as a T32 training grant): Prepare an application to an institution that has an NIH program. Identify awardee institutions through NIH RePORTER and contact the Principal Investigator for more information.
- Individual programs (such as an F31 pre-doctoral fellowship): Prepare an application to the NIH. Read the funding opportunity announcement and contact the NIH program official listed for more information.
- Intramural programs that occur only at the NIH campus are included because they provide unique training opportunities that you should be aware of. See the websites for more information.
Many programs permit applications from individuals with various educational backgrounds (such as PhD, MD, DVM, DDS, etc), and/or focus on particular health or disease missions. It is important to read the funding opportunity announcement carefully. Note that not every NIH Institute or Center offers every funding opportunity.