The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offer both intraumural and extramural programs designed to encourage the recruitment of underrepresented minorities into genome-related research. Opportunities are available at all career levels from high school to faculty.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) supports a series of Institutional Training Grants that provide support for both pre- and post-doctoral students in the genomic sciences with the objective of enabling researchers to take full advantage of available genomic data and resources to solve biomedical problems.
Below is a list of universities currently receiving funding for institutional training grants. Usually, a prospective applicant will have already been admitted to the corresponding university graduate program and applies for a training grant slot early in their graduate education. This resource, however, should by no means be limited to already enrolled students and/or post docs. The decision on where to apply for graduate school is multifaceted and this table can provide a means for exploring available opportunities at participating universities. If you are considering applying to graduate school in the research sciences you are strongly urged to contact the appropriate person and ask questions.
NOT-OD-09-074 [grants.nih.gov]: Enhancing Peer Review: The NIH Announces Consolidation of Review Criteria for Institutional Research Training Grant Applications (T32) Submitted for FY 2010 Funding
Beside the regular training mechanisms, such as individual pre-doctoral and post-doctoral, and career development awards, the NHGRI provides additional opportunities for research training through our funded training grants, Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science, sequence production and database centers. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the program director or principal investigators. The contact information is provided below.
Sequence Production Centers
Richard Gibbs, Baylor College of Medicine
Robert Waterston, Ph.D., Washington University
Eric Lander, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute
Paul Sternberg, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
William Gelbart, Ph.D., Harvard University
Janan Eppig, Ph.D., Jackson Laboratory
Michael Cherry, Ph.D., Stanford University
David Haussler, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Last Updated: April 1, 2015