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Future Research Leaders Conference

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

NIH Staff - Please click here to register for the 2019 FRLC by May 13.

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 will showcase their research to the NIH scientific community and gain insights from NIH leadership and investigators about developing an independent research career. The event is most appropriate for post-doc and junior-faculty level investigators.

The next FRLC will 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:


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