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

10/07/2020

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


Covid Virus. 

Latest Information About COVID-19

3/17/2020

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

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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

"We were unable to get together in person for this year’s Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)​ program meeting. Instead, we’re hosting a virtual meeting for NARCH investigators, project directors, and community leaders: Friday, December 11, 1:30-5:45 p.m. ET.​"​​

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

"Most of the mouthwatering dishes in a Thanksgiving feast share a vital ingredient: salt! Though the words “salt” and “sodium” are often used interchangeably, table salt is actually a compound combining the elements sodium and chloride."​

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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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