|Program Type||Related Website||Focus of Program|
|Research Training||NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences BP-ENDURE (R25) RFA-NS-14-010||Support to institutions and partners to prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds for success in PhD programs in the neurosciences|
|MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards (T34) MARC U-STAR||Support to institutions to prepare undergraduate students from underrepresented groups for PhD programs|
|Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) (U54)||Support to institutions to provide innovative approaches that engage undergraduates in biomedical related research training|
|Research Education||Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)||Support to institutions for a summer bridge program, academic year activities, and a summer research experience for underrepresented undergraduate freshmen and sophomores in a STEM field.|
|Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25)||Support to research-intensive institutions to strengthen preparation by students from under-represented groups for PhD degrees (program may be at undergraduate or graduate levels, or both)|
|Bridges to Baccalaureate (R25)||Support to institutions to help students transition from a two-year college to four-year baccalaureate in science|
|Summer Research||Summer Internship Program at NIH||Intramural program for individuals at many career stages to perform research at the NIH|
|Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25) RFA-HL-16-008||Support to institutions for undergraduate and health professional student research|
|Undergraduate Research Education Program (UP) to Enhance Diversity in the Environmental Health Sciences (R25) RFA-ES-14-004||Support to institutions for 1-2 summer research experiences for juniors and seniors|
|NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25) RFA-MD-15-005||Support to institutions for research and curricular development for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds|
|Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Research Experiences (R25) PAR-15-152||Support to institutions to provide experiences for health professional students, undergraduates and graduate students|
|Summer Research Education Experience Programs (R25) PAR-15-184||Support to institutions to provide research experience for high school, undergraduate and science teachers during the summer academic break|
|NIDDK Research Education Program Grants for Summer Research Experiences (R25) PAR-15-140||Support to institutions to provide summer research experience for undergraduates, graduate and health professional students and postdocs|
|Undergraduate Scholarship||https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp||Scholarship to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds with a requirement for NIH summer research and NIH employment after graduation|
|Post-Baccalaureate Programs||Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program (R25)||Support to institutions with history of or commitment to developing underrepresented populations to strengthen student preparation for PhD degrees (program may be at undergraduate or graduate levels, or both)|
|Biomedical Research Training Program for Individuals from Underrepresented Groups (BRTPUG)||1-2 year intramural research internship at NIH for science baccalaureates from underrepresented backgrounds interested in a biomedical career|
|Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)||Intramural program for summer, or 1-2 years of post-baccalaureate research at the NIH campus|
NIH supports programs to develop the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research workforce. Enhancing the participation of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds is a consideration in all NIH programs including research education (R), training (T), and career development (K) grant mechanism programs. In addition, it is an explicit consideration in diversity-related programs. The table below identifies most NIH research workforce programs by career level, with diversity-related programs indicated with highlight.
- Institutional programs (such as a T32 training grant): To participate, apply to an institution that has an NIH program. Identify awardee institutions through NIH RePORTER and contact the principal investigator for more information.
- Individual programs (such as an F31 predoctoral fellowship): To participate, prepare an application to the NIH. Read the funding opportunity announcement and contact the NIH program official listed for more information.
- Intramural programs that occur only at the NIH campus are included as they provide unique training opportunities that you should be aware of. See the websites for more information.
Many programs permit applications from individuals with various educational backgrounds (such as PhD, MD, DVM, DDS, etc.), and/or focus on particular health or disease missions. It is important to read the funding opportunity announcement carefully. Note that not every NIH institute or center offers every funding opportunity.