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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, student development and career development activities through a variety of programs. In addition, it supports the NIH Common Fund initiative, Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce.

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, student development and fellowship programs for undergraduate and predoctoral students, including individuals from populations that are underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

Postdoctoral Training Branch

This branch supports research training, fellowships and career development programs at the postdoctoral and early stage clinical investigator levels. 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.


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 16, 2015