Welcome to NIGMS

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Undergraduate Student Undergraduate and Predoctoral Programs
Funding opportunities for community college, undergraduate, master's, and post-baccalaureate students; doctoral candidates; and institutions
Post-Doctoral Student Postdoctoral Programs
Funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and institutions
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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Latest Information About COVID-19​

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Get the information you need at https://covid19.nih.gov/.
NIH applicants and grantees, visit: https://grants.nih.gov/policy/natural-disasters/corona-virus.htm.
​Find information and resources related to NIGMS’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic at
https://nigms.nih.gov/News/Pages/covid-19-news.aspx.

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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

"We’re pleased to announce the availability of supplements to active ​INBRE (P20), COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards for sequencing-based surveillance studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to track variants circulating in communities the IDeA and NARCH programs serve​."

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

"Although zinc may appear last on nutrition labels, it’s the second-most abundant trace element in our bodies, behind only iron. (Trace elements are molecules our bodies need in small amounts to stay healthy)."​

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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.

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