Training & Career Development

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Independent Scientist Awards

Information for newly independent outstanding clinician-scientists that are committed to a career in neuroscience research
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Diversity Awards

Applications for health disparities research grants are welcomed and encouraged through all NINDS funding opportunities.
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Institutional Awards

These awards are made to institutions to support groups of pre- and/or postdoctoral fellows, including trainees in basic, clinical, and behavioral research.
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Mentored Career Awards

These awards provide support for senior postdoctoral fellows or faculty-level candidates and are designed to promote career development based on their past training and career stage.
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Fellowships

Fellowships provide a stipend for salary support and a small institutional allowance to partially offset the costs of research, tuition, and health insurance.
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Summer Internships

The Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences offers a unique opportunity for academically talented high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to receive first-rate training in neuroscience research.
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Diversity & Re-Entry Supplements

Supplements are funds added to an existing grant to 1) increase the participation of scientists from underrepresented groups in biomedical research or 2) support scientists who have taken time off to care for children or parents, or attend to other family responsibilities.
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Pre-Application Considerations

NIH supports scientists at various stages in their careers, from pre-doctoral students on research training grants to investigators with extensive experience who run large research centers.