Welcome to NIGMS

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Undergraduate Student Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
Programs that foster research training and the development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels
Post-Doctoral Student Research Capacity Building
Programs that support research; faculty development; research training and capacity building; and science education
Principal Investigator Research Programs
Funding for principal investigators
Educator Educational Resources
Resources for students and educators intended to strengthen public understanding of science

Covid Virus. 

Latest Information About COVID-19​

Get the latest public health information from CDC. Get the latest research information from NIH. Español. NIH applicants and grantees, visit NIH OER. Find information and resources related to NIGMS’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID-19 News page.​

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Science for the Public

Strengthening public understanding and appreciation of science is a key NIGMS goal. As part of its efforts, the Institute provides free science education materials on a range of topics.

Feedback Loop Blog

A catalyst for interaction with the scientific community

"Our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB) is hosting a free virtual seminar with Nobel Laureate W.E. Moerner: Finding the Hidden Molecules in High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Tomograms With Single-Molecule Microscopy, Tuesday, May 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET."

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Cool Images: Wondrous Worms

"What we’re trying to do is support the students’ attachment to being a scientist, to becoming part of the community,” says Douglas McMahon, Ph.D.​, the Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a co-director of Vanderbilt’s Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program."

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Planning for Virtual Learning?
Lessons, activities, and videos on basic biomedical research and careers.

PATHWAYS is a collaboration between NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc.

GRADES 6-12

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