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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3/17/2020

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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

"In my first post as NIGMS director​ in 2013, I discussed the need to develop a new strategic plan to guide our efforts and to ensure that we invest taxpayer money as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our current strategic plan ​emerged as a product of collaboration between all functional units of our Institute."

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

"Most of us know helium as the gas that makes balloons float, but the second element on the periodic table does much more than that. Helium pressurizes the fuel tanks in rockets, helps test space suits for leaks, and is important in producing components of electronic devices​. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines that take images of our internal organs can’t function without helium.​​"

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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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