Skip Navigation Links

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

Get the latest public health information from CDC:
Get the latest research information from NIH:

Future Research Leaders Conference

May 20-21, 2019, NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD

Discover Scientific Opportunities at NIH

The Future Research Leaders Conference (FRLC) is a career-development opportunity for talented early-career biomedical and behavioral scientists from diverse backgrounds. During the FRLC, selected early-career scientists showcase their research to the NIH scientific community and gain insights from NIH leadership and investigators about developing independent research careers. The event focuses primarily on post-doc and junior-faculty level investigators.

The last FRLC was be held at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD, May 20–21, 2019.



Early-Career Investigators

What does FRLC offer you?

  • Share your research with the NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) relevant to your scientific area via a symposium or chalk talk.

  • Network with NIH investigators via one-on-one and group meetings for the purpose of:

    • Gaining insights on developing an independent research career.
    • Learning about the ongoing work and needs of relevant NIH ICs.
    • Establishing connections that could lead to future collaborations or mentorships.
  • Participate in tours of research facilities on the NIH campus.

  • Learn about several pathways for joining the NIH intramural workforce, including:

Scientific Organizations

We invite you to adopt a FRLC-like event at your organization to:

  • Increase visibility of your institution to attract diverse prospective scientists' talent.

  • Increase engagement of your existing scientific community.

  • Provide mentoring opportunities.

Learn more at FRLC FAQ for Institutions

Questions about FRLC? Contact:


FRLC Sidebar

2019 FRLC Applications

2017 FRLC

Back to Top