NIH has training, funding, and employment mechanisms for scientists and other staff that support biomedical reseach in both the intramural and extramural research programs. These training and career programs are designed to help develop the next generation of biomedical researchers and scientific administrative staff.
New Investigators are Program Directors/Principal Investigators who have not previously applied and received a significant NIH independent research award. Early Stage Investigators are new investigators that are within 10 years of completion of their terminal degree or within 10 years of completion of their medical residency.
Summer student interns do research with NIH scientists, attend lectures and professional development workshops, and present their findings at the Summer Poster Day.
Recent college graduates are invited to apply for one-to-two year fellowships conducting biomedical research with NIH scientists.
Dissertation Research at NIH
PhD students can conduct their dissertation research at NIH and work with leading scientists, access extensive research resources, receive career and professional development training, and earn a stipend.