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
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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.

Feedback Loop Blog

Your Perspectives: Strategies for Enhancing Postdoctoral Career Transitions to Promote Faculty Diversity​

Continuing our longstanding commitment to train the next generation of biomedical scientists and support the careers of students and postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds...​

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Spark Student Interest in Science with SEPA-Funded Education Materials​

NIGMS cares deeply about our future generations of scientists. That’s why we continue to fund educational tools that make science exciting for students with the hope of steering them toward career paths in science.

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This page last reviewed on 11/8/2018 11:07 AM