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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 and diversity-building activities through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty and institutional levels.

The division has two components: the Undergraduate and Predoctoral Training Branch and the Postdoctoral Training Branch.

Contact names for these branches are listed on the Contacts by Research Area page. For a list of all TWD staff and links to their biographical sketches, see the Division Staff Contacts page.

Undergraduate and Predoctoral Training Branch

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

Postdoctoral Training Branch

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.


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 May 04, 2015