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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 and Early Stage Investigators

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.

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