Welcome to NIGMS

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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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NIGMS Grantee Wins 2020 Nobel Prize


Long-time grantee Jennifer A. Doudna awarded Nobel prize in chemistry for the development of a method for genome editing.

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Latest Information About COVID-19

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Get the information you need at https://covid19.nih.gov/.
NIH applicants and grantees, visit: https://grants.nih.gov/policy/natural-disasters/corona-virus.htm.

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

"Our Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) supports programs at multiple career stages to foster the development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce. This post is the first in a series focused on data from NIGMS training programs and is similar to the ones we have done for our research project grant portfolio."

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

"Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from many areas of biomedical science have worked together to learn how this new disease affects the human body, how to prevent its spread, and how to treat it. Severe cases of COVID-19 and cases of sepsis share many symptoms."​

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Planning for Virtual Learning?
Lessons, activities, and videos on basic biomedical research and careers.

PATHWAYS is a collaboration between NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc.


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