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.
Learn about NIGMS, including its mission and divisions.
See a biographical sketch and photo of NIGMS Director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.
Read the NIGMS 2015-2020 strategic plan and strategic plan for research training.
A catalyst for interaction with the scientific community
"We are pleased to announce the Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) program, a joint initiative between NIGMS and the Science of Science and Innovation Policy
(SciSIP) program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF)."
Follow the process of discovery
"When you think of blood, chances are you think of the color red. But blood actually comes in a variety of colors, including red, blue, green, and purple."
The NIGMS Feedback Loop blog provides NIGMS grantees, applicants, and others in the scientific community with the latest information on funding opportunities, meetings, resources, and other useful information.
Biomedical Beat is a blog for the general public about NIGMS-funded research and scientists as well as images that help illustrate important biomedical concepts and advances.
Findings showcases diverse NIGMS-funded scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives. Each issue also contains brief research highlights, a puzzle or other activity, and online extras. The magazine aims to inspire middle and high school students to pursue a career in biomedical research.
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