Programs by Award Type

NIGMS offers training and career development support for students, postdoctoral fellows, clinician-scientists, scientists transitioning to independence and independent scientists through a variety of award mechanisms to institutions and individuals. These are listed below by award type. All mechanisms that are part of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award program are indicated by "NRSA."
Training Career Development Opportunities
TypeMechanismFunding Opportunity
Individual Fellowships Fi2 Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program
F30 NRSA Predoctoral M.D.-Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships
F31 NRSA Predoctoral Fellowships NRSA Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
F32 NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships
F33 NRSA Individual Senior Fellowships
Career Development Awards K08, K23 Mentored Clinical Career Development Awards
K12 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA)
K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Awards

K99/R00
Pathway to Independence Awards MOSAIC Postdoctoral Transition Award to Promote Diversity
Institutional Research Education R25 Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

UE5 MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity
Institutional Predoctoral T32 Bridges to the Doctorate Program NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Grants Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program Graduate Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (G-RISE) Program
Institutional Postdoctoral T32 NRSA Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants
Institutional Undergraduate Training T34 Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards Undergraduate Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (U-RISE) Program
Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce UL1, TL4, RL5 Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)
(consists of 3 linked awards with institutional development, student training, and research enrichment grants)
U54 Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC) National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
Research Opportunities to Enhance Diversity
Type Mechanism Funding Opportunity
Individual Supplements for Students, Fellows and Faculty multiple Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers
Individual Faculty Research R01 Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote the Research Careers of Students in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences
Support for Scientific Meetings and Workshops
Type Mechanism Funding Opportunity
Scientific Meetings and Workshops R13, U13 Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings
R25 Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT)