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

Students and scientists from underrepresented groups in neuroscience are welcomed and encouraged to apply to all NINDS funding opportunities. This page highlights programs designed to increase neuroscience workforce diversity across career stages.

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Institutional Awards

These awards are made to institutions to develop programs for trainees and fellows 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 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.