Welcome to NIGMS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.​

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

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New STEM Teaching Resources Site

The free pre-K-12 STEM education materials on this ​site are provided by the institutes and centers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIH grantees​.​


Enhancing the Diversity of the NIGMS Community

​We at NIGMS believe that a biomedical research workforce richly diverse in perspectives, skills, and experiences best serves the scientific enterprise. We hope that by providing these resources here, you will learn about us, more easily identify funding mechanisms that best fit you and your research or scientific career needs, and find the tools to submit successful grant applications.​



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.

About NIGMS

Learn more about NIGMS' mission, vision, organizational structure, and leadership.  ​​


Feedback Loop Blog

A catalyst for interaction with the scientific community​


With the impending retirement of Alison Gammie, a search is open for an outstanding candidate to serve as director of our Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD).

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

Glenn Gilyot, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemistry at Hampton-Sydney College in Virginia, studies how to use fluorescent sensors to detect certain disease biomarkers in the body. He credits two NIGMS training programs that he participated in as an undergraduate and graduate student with helping him launch a successful career in research.

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This page last updated on 6/21/2024 12:40 PM