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Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity

The Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) supports programs that foster research training and the development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce. The division funds research training, career development, diversity and capacity-building activities through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty and institutional levels.

The division offers support in several areas: undergraduate and predoctoral training, postdoctoral training and capacity building.

Contact names for these areas are listed on the Contacts by Research Area page.

Undergraduate and Predoctoral Training

This branch supports research training programs for undergraduate and predoctoral students, including those from populations that have traditionally been underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research workforce.

Postdoctoral Training

This branch supports research training, fellowships and career development programs for postdoctoral scientists. It also supports studies on interventions that promote student interest in research careers, and it provides supplements to research grants that promote scientific workforce diversity by offering research experiences for students at all levels, from high school through the postdoctoral stage.

Capacity Building

This branch offers a number of programs aimed at increasing there search capabilities of institutions and the research competitiveness of faculty at institutions with substantial enrollments of students from underrepresented groups and those in states that have historically not received significant levels of research funding from NIH.


For more information about NIGMS research training, workforce development and diversity programs, contact:

Dr. Alison Hall
Acting Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
301-594-3900

This page last reviewed on June 04, 2014