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NIH Training Opportunities and Resources

NIH Training Opportunities

NIH offers many types of training opportunities – those within the intramural program (on the NIH campus), those focused on clinical research, and those funded by NIH. Selected intramural research training opportunities are highlighted below, and these are coordinated by the Office of Intramural Training and Education. Opportunities are available for individuals at the high school through postdoctoral levels.

  • The Summer Internship Program offers individuals the opportunity to work on a project in an NIH research laboratory and present the project to the NIH scientific community upon completion.
  • The NIH Academy Fellowship allows recent college graduates to be engaged in a biomedical investigation with an emphasis on health disparities while working side by side with leading scientists in the world.
  • The Graduate Partnerships Program partners with universities to link NIH as a provider for graduate level research training of students who will be the scientists of the future. The National Institutes of Nursing Research coordinates training and funding for PhD students attending a school of nursing through the NINR Graduate Partnership Program.
  • The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Important Note

BACKGROUND CHECK: In order to be approved for logical and physical access to NIH facilities and systems, candidates must be able to pass a Federal background check, using Standard Form-85 (read SF-85). NOTE: Section 14 of the form asks “In the last year, have you used, possessed, supplied, or manufactured illegal drugs?” The question pertains to the illegal use of drugs or controlled substances in accordance with Federal laws, even though permissible under state laws.

NIH Training Resources

NIH offers resources to support scientists in their careers. See below for more information on guidelines for scientists who are engaged in clinical research, assistance with student loan repayment, and continuing education opportunities.

 

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