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

NIGMS Announces New Website

We're pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website, https://www.nigms.nih.gov​. Among the site's new and improved features:
  • Easier navigation with fewer clicks
  • Modern, visually appealing look
  • Enhanced science education pages
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Biomedical Beat Blog

Extreme Healing, Weird Genomics, and Bloodsucking Invaders

Quick quiz: Which organism...

  • Can regrow a severed spinal cord?
  • Is a culinary delicacy overseas but an invasive pest in the U.S.?
  • Reveals insights about tissue regeneration, evolution, and cancer biology?
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This page last reviewed on 12/12/2018 8:47 AM