Welcome to NIGMS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​

Undergraduate Student Undergraduate ​and Predoctoral Programs
Funding opportunities for community college, undergraduate, master's, and post-baccalaureate students; doctoral candidates; and institutions 
Post-Doctoral Student Postdoctoral Programs
Funding opportunities for ​postdoctoral fellows and institutions
Principal Investigator Research Programs
 Funding for principal investigators
Educator Educational Resources
Resources for students and educators intended to strengthen public understanding​ of science

2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Two NIGMS Grantees Among Winners of Nobel Prize in Chemistry


Two long-time NIGMS grantees are among the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They include Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D., of the California Institute of Technology, and George P. Smith, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Science for the Public

Strengthening public understanding and appreciation of science is a key NIGMS goal. As part of its efforts, the Institute provides free science education materials on a range of topics.

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