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Training and Career Development

Students from diverse backgrounds NHGRI and NIH offer both intramural and extramural programs designed to encourage the recruitment of underrepresented minorities into genomics-related research. Opportunities are available at all career levels from high school to faculty.

New: Diversity Action Plan

NHGRI is committed to enhancing the pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds who have the training to pursue careers in genome sciences, genomic medicine, and genomics and society research. Genome sciences and genomic medicine research offer tremendous opportunities for improving human health, and genomics and society  research offers the chance to not only improve human health, but also to explore some of the most profound ethical, legal and social issues of our time.

To help accomplish this goal, on June 27, 2016, NHGRI released a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Diversity Action Plan (R25). Letters of Intent are due 30 days before application due date.

Research Training Opportunities at the NIH Campus

NHGRI Division of Intramural Research Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Intramural Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship provides recent doctoral and medical graduates the opportunity to use genetic and genomic approaches to advance the growing area of health disparities research. This program is intended to address not only basic, clinical, or behavioral research related to health disparate populations and the medically underserved, but also strives to train a diverse group of scientists who engage in such research. Read more

NIH Academy

The NIH Academy offers trainees the opportunity to learn about health disparities, enhance their knowledge of gaps in health outcomes, and investigate what is being done to address health disparity issues. The NIH Academy trains future researchers and physician scientists to actively engage in promoting a society in which all people live healthy lives and have equal access to health care. Postbacs can choose between two different NIH Academy Programs 1) The NIH Academy Certificate Program and 2) The NIH Academy Fellows Program.  Read more

Other Opportunities at the NIH Campus

Extramural Research Training Opportunities

T32 Institutional Training Grants

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. Read more

Training Opportunities in NHGRI-Supported Research Laboratories

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. Read more

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Last Updated: February 3, 2017