Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

Programs

To provide institutional research training opportunities (including international) to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels.

International Research Fellowships

To provide collaborative research opportunities for qualified foreign scientists who hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows

To provide opportunities for experienced scientists to make major changes in the direction of research careers, or to acquire new research capabilities to engage in health-related research.

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Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award

For support of a postdoctoral or early career research scientists committed to research, in need of both advanced research training and additional experience.

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Senior Research Scientist Award

For the support of a senior research scientist with research funding, to pursue independent research, and to serve as a mentor to more junior research scientists.

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Academic Career Development Award

To support either a mentored or independent investigator to develop or enhance curricula, foster academic career development of promising young teacher-investigators, and to strengthen existing teaching programs.

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Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research

To provide support for mid-career clinicians with research support, to allow for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research and to serve as mentors for beginning clinical investigators.

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Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award

To support the career development of investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds outside of biology or medicine who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on basic or clinical biomedical research.

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Midcareer Investigator Award in Biomedical and Behavioral Research

To provide grant support for biomedical and behavioral scientists to allow them protected time to devote to their research and mentoring.

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Research Education Program

For support to develop and/or implement a program as it relates to a category in one or more of the areas of education, information, training, technical assistance, coordination, or evaluation.

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Pathway to Independence Award

To support both an initial mentored research experience (K99) followed by independent research (R00) for highly qualified, postdoctoral researchers, to secure an independent research position. Award recipients are expected to compete successfully for independent R01 support during the R00 phase.

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Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

To provide for the repayment of the educational loan debt of qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds involved in clinical research. Qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds who contractually agree to conduct qualified clinical research are eligible to apply for this program.

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Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Research

To provide for the repayment of the educational loan debt of qualified health professionals involved in research directly related to diseases, disorders, and other conditions in children. Qualified health professionals who contractually agree to conduct qualified pediatric research are eligible to apply for this program.

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Loan Repayment Program for Contraception and Infertility Research

To provide for the repayment of the educational loan debt of qualified health professionals (including graduate students) who contractually agree to commit to conduct qualified contraception and/or infertility research.

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Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research

To provide for the repayment of the educational loan debt of qualified health professionals involved in minority health and health disparities research, for the purposes of improving minority health and reducing health disparities. Qualified health professionals who contractually agree to conduct qualified minority health disparities research or other health disparities research eligible to apply for this program.

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Continuing Education Training Grants

To assist professional schools to establish, expand, or improve programs of continuing professional education, or refresher education dealing with new developments in the science of technology of the profession.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants

To enhance the undergraduate research training of individuals from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences through Institutional NRSA training grants, in preparation for research doctorate degree programs.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein Interdisciplinary Research Training Award (T90) and combined Research Education Grant (R90)

To support comprehensive interdisciplinary research training programs at the undergraduate, predoctoral and/or postdoctoral levels, by capitalizing on the infrastructure of existing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research programs.

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Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

Administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to enhance the diversity of the research workforce.

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Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)

Administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after a qualifying interruption for family or other responsibilities.

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Emerging Global Leader Award

To provide research support and protected time to a junior scientist with a faculty position at an LMIC institution leading to an independently funded research career.

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Emerging Leaders Career Development Award

To advance the development of physician-scientists prepared to take an active role in addressing present and future challenges of a global biomedical research enterprise.

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NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

To support highly innovative research projects by early stage investigators in all areas of biomedical and behavioral research.

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Early Independence Award

To support the independent research project of exceptionally creative scientists to bypass the typical Post-Doctoral research training period in order to move rapidly to research independence.

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