NINDS provides a variety of extramural support for research training & career development at institutions of higher education throughout the U.S. 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 individual fellowships provide research training opportunities to trainees at the graduate, and postdoctoral levels.
NINDS career development awards provide research training opportunities to scientists and clinician-researchers at the postdoctoral and early career faculty levels.
These institutional grants provide research training opportunities on an institutional level to support multiple scientists and clinical-researchers at all levels of training.
Escalating costs of advanced training are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers. The NINDS Loan Repayment Programs seek to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into careers pursuing mission relevant research.