Programs by Academic Stage

NIGMS offers training and career development support for students, postdoctoral fellows, clinician-scientists, scientists transitioning to independence and independent scientists through a variety of award mechanisms to institutions and individuals. These are listed below by academic stage. All mechanisms that are part of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award program are indicated by "NRSA."

Programs for Institutions

College Student
Undergraduate StudentPost-Baccalaureate
Ph.D. StudentPostdoctoral FellowFaculty Member
NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Grants (T32)            
NRSA Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants (T32)            
MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards (T34)            
Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)            
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program (R25)      
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25)          
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (T34)            
Bridges to the Doctorate Program (T32)            
Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)            
Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) (U54)      
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) (U54)  

Programs for Individuals

ProgramHigh School StudentCommunity College StudentUnder-graduate StudentPost-Baccalaureate
Master's StudentPh.D. StudentPost-doctoral FellowFaculty Member
NRSA Predoctoral M.D.-Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships (F30)              
NRSA Predoctoral Fellowships (Parent F31)              
NRSA Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31)              
Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (F12)              
NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32)              
NRSA Individual Senior Fellowships (F33)              
Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00)              
MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)              
Mentored Clinical Career Development Awards (K08, K23)              
Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Awards (K25)              
Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote the Research Careers of Students in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences (R01)              
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research  
Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers            

Programs for Organizations