Choose an Award by Career Stage & Eligibility

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. 

For an overview of the programs that NINDS supports across career stages & eligibility, please see our Training & Career Development Flyer(pdf, 243 KB)

High School, Undergraduate, & Post-Baccalaureate 

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

Predoctoral Fellows 

NINDS provides fellowships for individual graduate and dual-degree students in neuroscience, as well as opportunities for students to do research at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Postdoctoral Fellows 

NINDS postdoctoral and clinical residency awards are intended to further develop the independence of a newly-trained doctorate recipient. 

Clinician Scientists 

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. 

Diversity Awards 

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. 

Institutional Grants 

These institutional grants provide research training opportunities on an institutional level to support multiple scientists and clinical-researchers at all levels of training.