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

A catalyst for interaction with the scientific community

"On September 28, 2018, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019​ Link to external web site was signed into law."​

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

"​Women have two X chromosomes (XX) and men have one X and one Y (XY), right? Not always, as y​ou'll learn from the quiz below. Men can be XX and women can be XY. And many other combinations of X and Y are possible."

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Lessons, activities, and videos on basic biomedical research and careers.

PATHWAYS is a collaboration between NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc.

GRADES 6-12

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This page last reviewed on 4/11/2019 3:10 PM