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 Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
Programs that foster research training and the development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels
Post-Doctoral Student Research Capacity Building
Programs that support research; faculty development; research training and capacity building; and science education
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 Grantees Win 2022 Nobel Prize

Long-time​ grantees Carolyn R. Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless awarded Nobel prize in chemistry for the development of click c​hemistry and bioorthogonal che​mis​try.​

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Latest Information About COVID-19

Get the latest public health information from CDC. Get the latest research information from NIH. Español. NIH applicants and grantees, visit NIH OER. Find information and resources related to NIGMS’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID-19 News page.

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New STEM Teaching Resources Site

The free K-12 STEM education materials on this new site are provided by the institutes and centers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIH grantees.

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’re pleased to announce the second webinar in our series on issues in biomedical research training, workforce development, and diversity. The series is a combination of lectures, panel discussions, and workshops focused on a variety of important topics for the broader training community, such as program evaluation, mentoring, safe and inclusive research environments, and curricular development."​

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

"Someone’s hand moving to scroll through this blog post is possible because of a mineral that both gives bones their strength and allows muscles to move: calcium. As the most abundant mineral in our bodies, it’s essential for lots of important functions.​"

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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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This page last updated on 2/7/2023 10:32 AM