NIGMS at a Glance Infographic

Organizational Structure

NIGMS is organized into divisions and a center that support research and research training in a range of scientific fields:

Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics
Division of Extramural Activities
Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology
Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry
Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
Center for Research Capacity Building

Budget Allocation

The vast majority of NIGMS Budget goes into local economies through grants to scientists at universities, medical schools, hospitals and research institutions throughout the country.

Supporting Science, Training Scientists

NIGMS places great emphasis on supporting investigator-initiated research and research training.

The institute also supports a number of programs to increase the diversity of scientific workforce and to provide access to biomedical research resources and technologies.

Nobel Laureates

NIGMS has a strong track record of funding scientists who go on to receive Nobel Prizes. These and other awards recognize the breadth and significance of the basic research the scientist pursue.

Broadening the Geographic Distribution of NIH Funding

The NIGMS Institutional Developmental Award (IDeA) program build research capacities in states (and one territory) that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical and translational research; faculty development; and research infrastructure improvements.