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TWD programs foster the training and development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce. The division funds research training, career development and diversity-building activities through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty and institutional levels.
For more information about the postdoctoral grant programs, contact:
Mike Sesma, Ph.D.
Chief, Postdoctoral Training, TWD
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
Institutional training programs support research training for clinician-scientists in four clinically relevant research areas within the mission of NIGMS: anesthesiology; clinical pharmacology; medical genetics; and injury and critical illness. Trainees receive at least 2 years of research training in basic, clinical and/or translational science areas and engage in activities to promote research career development.?
IRACDA supports postdoctoral training to prepare for independent research and teaching careers in academia, and strengthens and modernize science educational offerings at partner institutions with significant enrollments of students from underrepresented groups. Postdoctoral scholars are supported for a 3-year mentored research, teaching and career development experience in a research-intensive institution and regional, primarily teaching institutions with significant underrepresented student populations.
Mercedes Rubio; Consortium Contact:
NRMN is developing a national network of motivated and skilled mentors from various disciplines linked to mentees across the country--from both BUILD and non-Diversity Consortium institutions--for individuals at the undergraduate to early career faculty levels and spanning biomedical disciplines relevant to the NIH mission. It will develop and disseminate best practices and training opportunities for mentors, and networking and professional development opportunities for mentees.
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
The PRAT Program is a competitive postdoctoral fellowship program to pursue research in one of the laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program was initiated in 1965 to address a national need for well-trained pharmacologists, and as the field of pharmacology has matured and broadened, the program has followed suit. To reflect this shift, in 2012 the P in the program's acronym changed from "Pharmacology" to "Postdoctoral." The PRAT acronym remains the same.
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Postdoctoral fellowships support advanced and specialized training in basic and/or clinical research through an intensive, mentored research project experience that encourages the development of independence, innovation and creativity in a highly productive research setting.
The goal of this program is to shorten and facilitate the transition from a postdoctoral researcher to an independent investigator capable of leading a research team. The strategy is to support highly promising postdoctoral researchers in 2-year mentored research positions followed by 3 years of independent research support when the grantee obtains an independent position.
This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive mentored research experiences within the scope of the grant during the continuum from high school to the postdoctoral level. The goal is to increase the nation's pool of students from underrepresented groups by preparing them to continue their training in biomedical research.
This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive, mentored research experiences that facilitate re-entry and the establishment of a full-time, independent research career for individuals at the postdoctoral or early faculty level who have high potential to re-enter an active research career after taking time off to care for children or parents or to attend to other family responsibilities.
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