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

"If you’re considering applying for programs in the Division of Training, Workforc​e Development, and Diversity​, don’t miss our workshop later this year for faculty interested in developing student research training programs: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MT."

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

"DNA, with its double-helix shape, is the stuff of genes. But genes themselves are only “recipes” for protein molecules, which are molecules that do the real heavy lifting (or do much of the work) inside cells​."

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Pathways magazine icon.

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 8/13/2019 1:07 PM