NINDS supports programs to develop the neuroscience research workforce across different career levels. These extramural grant programs help prepare promising scientists, who aim to advance NINDS-related science, for careers in basic, translational and clinical research. Some awards are granted to individuals, while others go to specific projects (as administrative supplements) or to institutions of higher education.
NINDS supports research opportunities for individual students to work in NINDS-funded labs across the U.S. through administrative supplements. NINDS also supports high school and undergraduate research through institutional programs such as the summer research and ENDURE programs, and funds students to work at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, through the Intramural Research Program.
NINDS postdoctoral and clinical residency awards are intended to further develop the independence of a newly-trained doctorate recipient.
NINDS clinician-scientist awards provide training and mentoring to enable licensed medical, dental, and veterinary clinicians to develop their research skills.
NINDS faculty development awards provide advanced research training and additional experience to enable awardees to compete successfully for an independent R01 and achieve research independence.
Programs to enhance diversity provide support to individuals from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, or institutions primarily serving underrepresented groups.
These institutional grants provide research training opportunities on an institutional level to support multiple scientists and clinical-researchers at all levels of training.