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Engaging in research projects outside the classroom during undergraduate years is important.


Graduate/Clinical Doctorate

The emphasis during these years is on acquiring the fundamental knowledge to master scientific research or clinical discipline. An experienced mentor is critical to successful training.



Research during this period is increasingly sophisticated and independent. The selection of a mentor during this period is very important for its impact on the researcher's future professional career.


Early Career

The main goal for these early career researchers is to establish themselves and their teams as experts in their fields of research.


Mid Career

Mid-career researchers are focused on their independent research. In academia, the mid career period is defined by becoming an Associate Professor.


Senior Career

Senior career researchers use their broad knowledge and scientific expertise to impact public health and society at large.


NIH Research Training and Career Development Programs

NIH supports Research Training and Career Development programs to help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. This site is organized to help you target your particular educational or career stage to find out what programs are available for you. It is important to keep in mind that program details and areas of emphasis may vary across  NIH Institutes and Centers . Therefore, you are encouraged to contact an Institute or Center Training Representatives to discuss specific programs and how they fit your training and career goals.