The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is a leading authority in the field of genomics. Our mission is to accelerate scientific and medical breakthroughs that improve human health. We do this by driving cutting-edge research, developing new technologies, and studying the impact of genomics on society.
To support this mission, NHGRI:
- supports the development of resources, approaches, and technologies that will accelerate genomic research on the structure of genomes, the biology of genomes, and the biology of disease;
- supports developments that will use genomics to advance the science of medicine, and that will incorporate genomics to improve the effectiveness of healthcare;
- supports research in several cross-cutting areas, including the ethical, legal and societal implications of genomics research, bioinformatics, and research training and career development.
NHGRI is committed to enhancing the pool of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who have the training to pursue careers in genomics research. This area of research is associated with tremendous challenges and opportunities for improving human health, including the chance to explore some of the most profound ethical, legal, and social issues of our time. There are extraordinary career opportunities in genomics research.
- Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Diversity Action Plan (R25)
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31)