The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. NIGMS-funded scientists investigate how living systems work at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. The Institute also supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacities throughout the country.
More information about NIGMS can be found under the following headings.
Learn about NIGMS, including its mission, divisions, major initiatives, and research and research training programs. Also see fast facts about NIGMS.
Organization & Staff
View the NIGMS organizational chart with links to descriptions of the NIGMS divisions and the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research that is housed in NIGMS. Also search NIGMS staff or view contacts by research area.
See a biographical sketch and photo of NIGMS Director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D. and Deputy Director Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Budget, Financial Management & Congressional Material
Access Congressional justifications, NIGMS budget statements, expenditures by mechanism and the current financial management plan.
NIGMS is developing a new strategic plan. Read its former strategic plan and its strategic plan progress report [PDF, 526KB]. Also see its strategic plan for research training, the companion blueprint for implementation and additional resources at optimizing the research training partnership between NIGMS and academia.
Learn about the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, including the membership roster, meeting dates, meeting minutes and working group information.
Find current NIGMS job vacancies and links to other available NIH and HHS positions.
Visitor Information & Maps
Get directions for visiting NIGMS on the NIH campus.