Does NIGMS support groups underrepresented in science?
Yes. NIGMS’ Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity supports programs that foster the training and development of a strong and diverse biomedical workforce. For a list of groups underrepresented in biomedical research, see the
Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity.
Do I have to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding?
Yes. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Will NIGMS pay for my medical school education?
No. NIGMS will pay for medical training only as part of the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree, which prepares students for careers in biomedical research.
What programs does NIGMS fund?
NIGMS supports the following institutional programs that prepare students for graduate school and beyond: