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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. NIGMS-funded scientists investigate how living systems work at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. The Institute also supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacities throughout the country.

Who We Are

Learn about NIGMS, including its mission, divisions and center.

Director's Corner
See a biographical sketch and photo of NIGMS Director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., and Deputy Director Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Organization & Staff
View the NIGMS organizational chart and search NIGMS staff.

View the legislation establishing NIGMS and anniversary activities.

What We Do

Budget, Financial Management & Congressional Material
Access Congressional justifications, NIGMS budget statements, expenditures by mechanism and the current financial management plan.

Strategic Plans
Read the NIGMS 2015-2020 strategic plan and strategic plan for research training.

Program Planning, Analysis and Evaluation
See the goals and results of NIGMS strategic planning, grant portfolio analysis and program evaluation activities.

Advisory Council
Learn about the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, including the membership roster, meeting dates and meeting minutes.


Job Vacancies
Find current NIGMS job vacancies.


Visitor Information & Maps
Get directions for visiting NIGMS on the NIH campus.

​NIGMS At A Glance


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This page last reviewed on August 18, 2016